Of Mice & MenEMBRACE have announced a brand-new track, WAKE UP CALL, which follows the recent release of THE FINISH LINE, both taken from their forthcoming new album, LOVE IS A BASIC NEED, released on 9 March 2018 through Cooking Vinyl.

Available as an instant grat download with pre-orders of the new album, WAKE UP CALL is an anthemic and powerful song initially replete with impactful strings, keyboards and guitars, before launching into emotive and heartfelt vocals. The video shows a grittily shot performance filmed on the band’s recent intimate tour.

Singer Danny says: “Wake Up Call is about realising you’re in a toxic relationship and finding the strength to move on. It’s hard leaving someone who has come to feel like a part of you. Settling down is OK but life’s too short to settle for. It’s got one of my favourite lyrics from the whole album on it – ‘The summer’s not over, it’s only begun / But it feels like October now you’re not around’.”

20 years into their recording career EMBRACE are making an epic and emphatic return with their seventh studio album. With three Number One albums, six Top 10 singles, sold out arena shows and over two million album sales behind them, EMBRACE returned triumphantly three years ago with their Top 5 self-titled LP.

Already being hailed as a return to classic EMBRACE, the new album LOVE IS A BASIC NEED was recorded in the first half of 2017 at their own Magnetic North Studio and produced by the band’s Richard McNamara. With tracks such as the emotive string-laden ballad ALL THAT REMAINS, the powerful NEVER and the instant WAKE UP CALL, the album sees EMBRACE return to the classic sound that first made us first fall in love with them.

Following their recent stadium support dates with COLDPLAY, alongside establishing and performing at their own award-winning Secret Festival, EMBRACE recently performed a short run of intimate shows, where they previewed tracks from LOVE IS A BASIC NEED. They have now announced a full UK tour for March and April next year. Full dates as follows:


Wed 28 GLASGOW Academy

Thu 29 NEWCASTLE Northumbria Institute

Fri 30 NOTTINGHAM Rock City



Sun 01 CARDIFF Tramshed

Mon 02 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms

Wed 04 NORWICH Epic

Thu 05 BIRMINGHAM Institute

Fri 06 LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

Sat 07 LEEDS Academy

Tickets are available through a presale on WED 22 NOVEMBER with general sale on FRI 24 NOVEMBER from: www.embrace.co.uk/LIVE.html


  • DANNY MCNAMARA | vocals
  • STEVE FIRTH | bass
  • MICKEY DALE | keyboards
  • MIKE HEATON | drums




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