Embrace (UK) About
Embrace are an alternative rock band from the United Kingdom consisting of lead vocalist Danny McNamara, guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, drummer Mike Heaton, and keyboardist Mickey Dale.
The band came to immediate commercial success with their debut studio album, The Good Will Out, which released in 1998 to overwhelming critical and commercial success, peaking at no.1 on the UK albums chart after only two weeks on the chart. The band struggled, however, with their next two studio albums, 2000’s Drawn from Memory and 2001’s If You’ve Never Been.
Fortunately, supported by a lead single written by Coldplay, “Gravity”, they rose to prominence once again with 2004’s Out of Nothing, and, two years later, 2006’s This New Day, which saw the band become one of the biggest in the world, even heralding a song for the English national football team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
After not having produced an album in over eight years, Embrace released the eponymously-titled Embrace in 2014 to moderate critical response. The band’s 7th album, Love Is a Basic Need, was released in March 2018.