Video: Lifehouse “Halfway Gone” remix

Lifehouse
Lifehouse
With both their latest album, Smoke & Mirrors, and first single “Halfway Gone” sitting high on the Billboard charts, Lifehouse is keeping the party going strong with a new remix EP. The EP features three fresh interpretations of the track, including a dance-worthy club remix. Download it now, along with Smoke & Mirrors, for a total Lifehouse fix.

Lifehouse Share Their Favorite Tunes with Fans in New Podcast

Lifehouse
Lifehouse
Fresh off the release of their highly anticipated fifth album, Smoke & Mirrors, and preparing to hit the road with Daughtry in support of the new record, Lifehouse found time to sit down for the weekly syndicated radio show “The iTunes Download” and share with fans the songs that they’ve recently downloaded onto their own iPods. In the free podcast, available now on iTunes, the guys also spin songs from bands that influenced them – including Nirvana and the Police – and laugh about life on the road. Download the show now, and then share the link with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!

Lifehouse’s nationwide tour with Daughtry and Cavo kicked off March 18th in Baltimore, MD and will wrap up in mid-June. For all upcoming tour dates and ticket details visit LifehouseMusic.com. Smoke & Mirrors, featuring the hit single “Halfway Gone,” is available in stores and online now. It debuted at #6 on the Billboard charts after its March 2nd release – the highest debut of the band’s career.

Lifehouse “Smoke & Mirrors” review

Corporate line:
Lifehouse ended up spending a year recording upwards of thirty-five tracks before settling on the twelve songs that make up Smoke & Mirrors (many of the rest will be included on a deluxe edition). The record is loosely split between rock tracks meant to capture the feel of seeing Lifehouse live, and extremely catchy, sing-along pop songs. “That’s where the title of the album comes in,” Jason explains. “It’s about the record being half live and half studio.”

Lifehouse

Artist: Lifehouse
Title: Smoke & Mirrors
Label: Geffen
Rating: 5/10

The band also worked with American Idol alum Chris Daughtry, whom Jason met and became friends with on the road. “I haven’t done much co-writing in the past and I’m a bit leery of it,” the singer admits. “You can end up with a song that is not good and just wish you had that day of your life back (laughs) however, I went over to Chris’s place in LA and within an hour we had ‘Had Enough.'” The song, to which Daughtry contributes vocals and Richard Marx also co-wrote; is a blistering, anthemic example of the kind of music that made Lifehouse fans fall in love with the band in the first place. It belongs alongside the more traditional rock tracks on Smoke & Mirrors like “Nerve Damage” and “Wrecking Ball” (bassist Soderberg’s first lead vocal with the band), songs that capture the unparalleled feel of a Lifehouse show.

Review:
“All In” – Jason Wade always seems to be rushing towards someone or something and this song is no different. The only problem is that its not memorable except when you are listening. The best songs are memorable long after you’ve stopped listening.

“Nerve Damage” – Not the same sound you’ve come to expect from Lifehouse. It’s a bit rougher around the edges and actually reminds me a bit of Silverchair, what ever happend to them?

“Had Enough” – Wade often sounds like he is singing through gritted teeth and pushing really hard to sound like the grunge bands from yesteryear. And that is when he loses me.

“Halfway Gone” – Lifehouse is at their best when they sound like Lifehouse. That doesn’t seem to make sense.. but when you listen to this song it makes total sense.

“It Is What It Is” – Wade always seems lovelorn, the difference here is that he sounds a bit more emotional and raw. It seems to fit him better.

“From Where You Are” – This doesn’t have the raw emotions. Instead it sounds like Wade is going through the motions.

“Smoke & Mirrors” – This sounds like it could be a country song. Wade actually sounds like John Mellencamp. It’s funny, he sounds at his best right here. It’s a shame it’s not a great song.

“Falling In” – This is definitely a track that you could see being played at a high school dance and lots of young couples dedicating as “their song.”

“Wrecking Ball” – This is all wrong. Sounds cookie cutter.

“Here Tomorrow Gone Today” – This style of song doesn’t fit Lifehouse at all. Muse could get away with it, but Wade just doesn’t have the presence.

“By Your Side” – Skip it.

“In Your Skin” – You can bail on this one too.

Frankly:
At some point Wade has to find himself. This is the same thing I said about them 10 years ago, or whenver their first album came out. After hearing “Smoke & Mirrors” it seems there is hope. If Wade started to go the direction of having a more folksy, raw vocal rather than constantly trying to do that gritty singing like the grunge bands he’d be much more interesting. Instead everything is average at best.

Lifehouse to tour with Daughtry

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Lifehouse will join Daughtry as special guests on the second leg of their U.S. tour beginning March 18th in Baltimore, MD at the 1st Mariner Arena (see below for a complete list of dates). Chris Daughtry appears on Lifehouse’s much anticipated fifth studio album Smoke & Mirrors, having co-written the track “Had Enough” with Lifehouse lead singer/guitarist Jason Wade and Richard Marx and lending vocals to the song. Smoke & Mirrors is set for release on Geffen Records March 2nd.

“Halfway Gone,” the first single from the forthcoming album, was co-written by Lifehouse lead singer Jason Wade, Kevin Rudolf (“Let It Rock”) and producer Jude Cole (Rocco Deluca, Beth Orton, MoZella) and is THE fastest growing single of Lifehouse’s career, currently in the Top 10 on the Hot AC charts. It is available for purchase now on iTunes.

Below is a complete list of dates Lifehouse will join Daughtry on tour. Please visit LifehouseMusic.com for additional information.

March

18 Baltimore, MD/ 1st Mariner Arena

20 Boston, MA/ Agganis Arena at Boston University

21 Newark, NJ/ Prudential Center

23 Syracuse, NY/ War Memorial at OnCenter

24 Providence, RI/ Dunkin’ Donuts Center

26 Long Island, NY/ Nassau Coliseum

27 Mashantucket, CT/ MGM Grand Theater

28 Albany, NY/ Times Union Center

April

1 Cleveland, OH/ Schottenstein Center

6 St. Louis, MO/ Chaifetz Arena

7 Milwaukee, WI/ Cellular Arena

9 Columbus. OH/ Schottenstein Center

10 Detroit, MI/ Joe Louis Arena

22 West Valley City, UT/ The E Center

23 Nampa, ID/ The Idaho Center

24 Reno, NV/ Reno Events Center

26 Fresno, CA/ SaveMart Center

28 Glendale, AZ/ jobing.com Arena

29 Las Vegas, NV/ Orleans Arena

May

1 San Diego, CA/ San Diego Sports Arena

3 Los Angeles, CA/ NOKIA Theatre LA Live

4 Bakersfield, CA/ Rabobank Arena

6 San Jose, CA/ HP Pavillion at San Jose

7 Sacramento, CA/ Arco Arena

9 Seattle, WA/ WaMu Theater

10 Yakima, W/ Yakima Sun Valleydome border crossing

13 Edmonton, AB/ Rexall Place

14 Saskatoon, SK/ Credit Union Center

15 Regina, SK/ Brandt Center

17 Winnipeg, MB/ MTS Center

19 Minneapolis, MN/ Target Center

21 Green Bay, WI/ Resch Center

22 Rockford, IL/ Rockford MetroCentre

24 Wichita, KS/ INTRUST Bank Arena

25 Kansas City, MO/ Sprint Centre

27 Hoffman Estates, IL/ Sears Centre

28 Grand Rapids, MI/ Van Andel Arena

30 Nashville, TN/ Nashville Arena

June

2 Pittsburgh, PA/ Petersen Events Center

3 Pikeville, KY/ Eastern Kentucky Expo Center

5 Duluth, GA/ Arena at Gwinnett Center

6 N. Charleston, SC/ N. Charleston Coliseum

8 Clemson, SC/ Littlejohn Coliseum

9 Augusta, GA/ James Brown Arena

11 Charlotte, NC/ Time Warner Cable Arena

12 Hampton, VA/ Hampton Coliseum

14 Amherst, MA/ Mullins Center

15 Manchester, NH/ Verizon Wireless Arena

17 Portland, ME/ Cumberland County Civic Center

19 Rochester, NY/ Blue Cross Arena

Lifehouse to release “Smoke & Mirrors” in March

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As Lifehouse gears up for the release of their fifth studio set, Smoke & Mirrors, on Geffen Records March 2nd, they will debut their top 10 single “Halfway Gone” on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien tonight, Friday, January 15th. Tune in to NBC at 11:35 pm to catch their performance!

“Halfway Gone” was co-written by Lifehouse lead singer Jason Wade, Kevin Rudolf (“Let It Rock”) and producer Jude Cole (Rocco Deluca, Beth Orton) and is THE fastest growing single of Lifehouse’s career at Hot AC radio – currently at #9 on that chart. The single was serviced to Top 40 radio this week and will surely become a pop smash as well.

With Smoke & Mirrors, lead singer/guitarist Wade, drummer Ricky Woolstenhulme Jr., bassist Bryce Soderberg, guitarist Ben Carey and producer Cole have created a set that combines their live sound with great record making.

Smoke & Mirrors showcases two sides of Lifehouse – songs like “Smoke & Mirrors,” “Wrecking Ball” and “Had Enough” capture the live, rock side of the band; a sound they perfected after 10 years of solid touring. Tracks like “All In,” “Here Tomorrow Gone Today” and the first single “Halfway Gone” are songs sure to be heard on the radio for years to come.

Lifehouse’s 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 2002’s Stanley Climbfall solidified the band as a touring force. Their 2005 self-titled platinum effort yielded “You and Me,” a giant hit ballad (Wade, Cole) that set a record by spending more than 60 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. 2007’s Who We Are, also produced by the Smoke & Mirrors team, included the hits “First Time,” “Whatever It Takes” and “Broken,” which combined sold over 3 million digital downloads. To date Lifehouse has sold over 5 million albums.

Lifehouse – biography

Lifehouse
Lifehouse
With Smoke & Mirrors, Lifehouse’s fifth studio album, lead singer/guitarist Jason Wade, drummer Ricky Woolstenhulme Jr., bassist Bryce Soderberg and newly added guitarist Ben Carey, along with long time producer Jude Cole, have created a set that combines their live sound with great record making.

Smoke & Mirrors started out with a mission to capture the live, rock side of the band; a sound they had perfected after three years of solid touring. Songs like “Smoke & Mirrors,” “Wrecking Ball” and “Had Enough” (with guest vocals by Chris Daughtry) have a very raw and stage driven feel to them. However, after living with the early tracks and experimenting with others, a piece of the puzzle seemed to be missing.

Equal to their enthusiasm for the live sound, they also love to make studio records. After all, one of Lifehouse’s greatest achievements is the tens of millions of radio spins garnered over the span of 4 albums, so to create a record solely focusing on the sound from their show felt off balance.

A trip back into the studio to experiment in more of a ‘record making’ effort produced tracks like “All In,” “Here Tomorrow Gone Today” and the first single “Halfway Gone” co written by Kevin Rudolf (Let it Rock). Songs sure to be heard on radio for years to come.

With this light hearted concept and fitting title, Smoke & Mirrors properly defines the best that Lifehouse has to offer, showcasing a band that not only makes hit records but can rock a stage!

Lifehouse to release “Halfway Gone” from “Smoke & Mirrors”

Lifehouse
Lifehouse
Lifehouse announces the release of their fifth studio album Smoke & Mirrors on Geffen Records December 8th. First single “Halfway Gone,” co-written by Lifehouse lead singer Jason Wade, Kevin Rudolf (“Let It Rock”) and producer Jude Cole (Rocco Deluca, Beth Orton, MoZella), has already been serviced to radio and is available on all digital outlets now.

With Smoke & Mirrors; lead singer/guitarist Wade, drummer Ricky Woolstenhulme Jr., bassist Bryce Soderberg, producer Cole, and live guitarist Ben Carey have created a set that combines their live sound with great record making.

Smoke & Mirrors showcases two sides of Lifehouse — songs like “Smoke & Mirrors,” “Wrecking Ball” and “Had Enough” (with guest vocals by Chris Daughtry) have a raw and stage driven feel to them capturing the live, rock side of the band; a sound they had perfected after 10 years of solid touring. While tracks like “All In,” “Here Tomorrow Gone Today” and the first single “Halfway Gone” are songs sure to be heard on radio for years to come.

Lifehouse’s 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 2002’s Stanley Climbfall solidified the band as a touring force. Their 2005 self-titled platinum effort yielded “You and Me,” a giant hit ballad (Wade, Cole) that set a record by spending more than 60 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. 2007’s Who We Are, also produced by the Smoke & Mirrors team, included the hits “First Time,” “Whatever It Takes” and “Broken,” which combined sold over 3 million digital downloads. To date Lifehouse has sold over 5 million albums.