With Who We Are, Lifehouse 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. With all their radio airplay, multi-platinum sales and awards, Lifehouse is still intent on raising the bar, which makes Who We Are a revelation both musically and lyrically.
“Since Bryce joined, this really has grown into a unit with its own personality and style,” says Wade. “We established camaraderie on the road and gelled as a unit. This record defines ‘Who We Are,’ which is why that’s the title. The sound fits where we’re at right now.”
Lifehouse gained considerable success with the release of their 2000 debut, No Name Face. Featuring “Hanging By A Moment,” a #1 alternative hit which crossed over to become Top 40’s Most Played Song, the album went multi-platinum and cemented their place in the music scene. Their self-titled 2005 album also went platinum and yielded “You and Me,” a hit ballad that spent a record breaking 60 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.