Premiere: NEEDTOBREATHE's Studio Roller
    • THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014

    • Posted by: David Pitz

    Here's something special we somehow got our ears on before anyone else. NEEDTOBREATHE are a South Carolina based rock trio comprised of brothers Bear and Bo Rinehart and Seth Bolt. The brothers hail from the remarkably named town of Possum Kingdom, and, as is often the case with grand Southern musicians, are the sons of a pastor. The band recently released their album Rivers in the Wasteland and, to commemorate the feat, has set out to release a series of live studio cuts for The Live Room Series.

    Filmed at Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood CA, this performance of "Difference Maker" is realized in the same room that incubated classic records like Michael Jackson's Bad, Radiohead's Kid A, and U2's Rattle & Hum. It's a rich mountain roller of a song, finding Bear unveiling his soul as the rest of the band bides their time through a slow patient build. When asked about the song, the singer told us, "We had been playing "Difference Maker" live for a while before the new record even came out. The definition of a "difference maker" is open to interpretation. It can be a person or, like it was for us, it can be the realization that we don't really have the answers. In the biographical progression of the record, this is the first song that starts to look into what we were going through at the time."

    Check out the exclusive premiere of this cut below. You can catch the entire Live Room Series on Palladia sometime later this fall.

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