Lifehouse releases video for new single “First Time”
By M&C News Jul 3, 2007, 15:25 GMT
Who We Are is another set of rousing anthems from this reflective trio. On their fourth full-length, the Los Angeles three-piece sets the template for a harder-rocking effort with dynamic opener "Disarray," in which singer/guitarist Jason Wade admits he doesn\'t know where he\'s going, but "wouldn\'t have it any other way." The band rocks even harder on album highlight "The Joke," a song inspired by a real-life suicide. It\'s a ...more
The new music video for Lifehouse’s summer single “First Time” has hit the web. Their new album ‘Who We Are’ was released on June 19th.
Lifehouse’s new album, ‘Who We Are,’ was released last Tuesday and debuted at # 3 on the iTunes album chart remaining there for a full week. The album debuts on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart at #14 this week while first single “First Time” explodes on the Billboard digital sales chart with a 69% increase jumping from #81 - #48.
Across the country ‘Who We Are’ was a top 10 selling album this week in markets such as Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Denver, San Diego, Milwaukee, Columbus, Grand Rapids, Salt Lake City, Harrisburg, Albany, Wilkes Barre, Des Moines, Green Bay, Austin, Rochester, Omaha, Cedar Rapids and South Bend.
At radio “First Time” is #7 on the Adult Top 40 chart and debuts at #39 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. A fond look back at the excitement and initial rush of romance, “First Time” is poised to be the song of the summer.
The video for “First Time” was shot in Los Angeles and features real couples falling in love for the first time or experiencing that ‘first time’ feeling. One couple gets tattoos together for the first time, while another guy teaches his girl how to skateboard for the first time and then you have the couple falling in love on the beach. Perhaps the most poignant moment is when real life husband and wife embrace after the husband returns from the military.
In fact, the gentleman you see in the video did serve in Iraq and just returned from his tour of duty two months ago! The passion of being involved with someone for the first time is expressed through the urgency of Lifehouse’s performance in the video. Shot in a white room the band is wearing all white clothes and playing all white instruments. As the energy of the song intensifies the passion between the couples does as well and the white room and band’s clothing begin to change from white to a ruby red, exploding in vibrant color just how passion explodes inside us when we are in love for the first time.
The video for “First Time” premiered this Friday, June 29th on AOLmusic.com and The N, the nighttime network for teens, to coincide with the return of Degrassi: The Next Generation at 8 p.m. (ET) and the premiere of The Best Years at 8:30 p.m. (ET). The video has also been added into large rotation on VH1 beginning July 2nd. Lifehouse will be performing “First Time” on Last Call with Carson Daly July 11th.
On ‘Who We Are,’ singer-songwriter Jason Wade – along with drummer Rick Woolstenhulme and bassist Bryce Soderberg – gets back to the basics of what made him first form the band while still a teenager in suburban California. Their fourth Geffen album in seven years, Lifehouse, all still in their mid-20s, are really starting to enjoy the fruits of their success and have some fun. Their multi-platinum 2000 debut, ‘No Name Face,’ produced “Hanging by a Moment,” a #1 alternative hit which crossed over to become Top 40’s Most Played Song of 2001, while 2005’s self-titled platinum effort yielded “You and Me,” a giant hit ballad that set a record by spending more than 60 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
‘Who We Are’ was recorded in Los Angeles and was produced by Jude Cole (Rocco Deluca, Mozella), who co-wrote the band’s last hit “You And Me” with Jason, and Lifehouse.
Click Here to see the video for “First Time” Lifehouse is currently out on the road with Goo Goo Dolls this summer! See below for a complete list of remaining tour dates:
7/2 Kansas City, MO Starlight Amphitheatre
7/3 St. Louis, MS Riverfest
7/15 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek
7/16 Baltimore, MD The Pier
7/18 Bushkill, PA Mountain Laurel Center
7/20 Holmdel, NJ PNC
7/21 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach
7/22 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
7/24 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Perf. Arts Center
7/25 Hartford, CT Mohegan Sun
7/27 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
7/28 Buffalo, NY Darien Lakes
7/29 Pittsburgh, PA Sandcastle Amphitheatre
7/31 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
8/1 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
8/3 West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre
8/4 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
8/23 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
8/24 Minneapolis, MN Minnesota State Fair
8/26 Detroit, MI Freedom Hill
8/28 Cleveland, OH Tower City
8/29 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Community Pavilion
8/31 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre
9/1 Austin, TX The Backyard
9/2 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion