Hear Lifehouse’s Vintage Acoustic Ballad ‘Wish’ [SONG PREMIERE]
Let us be the first to tell you: It is ALWAYS a good day when we get to premiere a brand-new Lifehouse track. In this particular instance, it's "Wish" off of the band's upcoming album Out of the Wasteland, and we're pretty much in love already.
The ballad, which is the sixth track off of the new record, boasts our favorite elements that make up the band's trademark sound: soothing lyrics, steady acoustic guitar, stunning string accompaniment and, of course, the gravelly perfection that is Jason Wade's voice.
If "Wish" sounds reminiscent of early era Lifehouse to you (we're talking No Name Face and Stanley Climbfall here) it's because the acoustic tune is a straggler from the band's early days that has just now found its place.
"'Wish' is a vintage tune that was salvaged from 2002," Jason Wade told PopCrush exclusively. "For years I've wanted to release it, but never felt like it fit a record until this one. Jim Cox's string arrangement is perfection, and I feel like the song has finally found a home."
And Out of the Wasteland is the perfect vehicle for "Wish," especially when you hear Jason describe the sound of the album. (Lucky for us, we did. We're almost jealous of ourselves.)
"I feel like Out of the Wasteland is kind of a collage and kind of a “best of” what we’ve recorded over the past 15 years. It was really fun to pull from all of our different influences," the singer-songwriter previously told PopCrush. "… Out of the Wasteland, to me, represents just a new time and a new era for the band. Sort of coming full circle and starting over again as independent artists, and kind of coming out of that dormant period with kind of a renewed sense of life for the band."
Out of the Wasteland drops May 26. Listen to the exclusive premiere of "Wish" above!