The year was 1995 when alternative/rock band Lifehouse first got together in 1995 after lead singer, Jason Wade, met bassist Sergio Andrade, who was his next-door neighbor in Los Angeles. Originally calling themselves Blyss, the band changed their name to Lifehouse before releasing their debut album No Name Face in 2000, “It's about what we do as a band and for me personally. Most of this record is about my life and about life's circumstances,” explains lead singer Jason Wade. “Not only my life, but other peoples' lives. We thought Lifehouse was a good name for it.”

No Name Face featured the hit song “Hanging By A Moment”- which ended up being the “Most Listened to” song of 2001. The album also included the song,“Everything” which was heard on the WB series “Smallville.”  Consisting now of Jason Wade (lead vocals), Rick Woolstehulme, Jr. (drums), Bryce Soderberg (bass), and Ben Carey (guitar), Lifehouse has had quite the impressive resume releasing a slew of successful albums and songs including: “All In,”“You And Me,”“Take Me Away,” and “Spin.” Their music has also been featured in the movie “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” and on CBS's “Criminal Minds,” and ABC's “Grey’s Anatomy,” 

With their latest project Almería (December 11, 2012), which features the song "Between the Raindrops," with Natasha Bedingfield, the band wanted to shake things up a bit with their sound.  “We all had this urgency in our gut that we couldn't even articulate,” says Jason Wade. “We just knew we had to go back to the drawing board and try something new. We felt like our sound needed to evolve and to change. This album was very in-the-moment, not premeditated, just a lot of waiting around for moments to happen on their own instead of forcing something and trying to manipulate it. It was very freeing.”

Growing up in the church and being the son of missionaries, Jason took his parents divorce very hard and began writing music shortly after. Watching his family go through this difficult time, opened his eyes to the importance of compassion. “[The divorce was] the turning point in my life,” Jason said. “I saw firsthand how someone like my dad—maybe he fell, maybe he made some mistakes—but then people from the church would basically say, ‘You're going to hell,’ and then turn their backs on him. To me, God is all about love and mercy and compassion, and I don't see a lot of that today.”

Though Lifehouse is strong in their faith, they chose not to be “preachy” about in their music, in hopes to reach more people. “My music is spiritually based, but we don't want to be labeled as a ‘Christian band’ because all of a sudden people's walls come up and they won't listen to your music and what you have to say,” Jason explains. The band however, can’t help but plant the seeds of faith in their songs. “I’ve come to grips with the fact that pretty much every song I write is going to be inspired by my beliefs.”


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