NEEDTOBREATHE Puts Folky Spin on Peaceful “Silent Night”

Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 by Lindsay Williams


With a hint of harmonica and a dash of steel guitar, NEEDTOBREATHE puts their signature stamp on Christmas classic “Silent Night.” The peaceful offering marks the band’s first-holiday release in more than a decade, following their popular reimagined version of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” in 2018.

The trio’s rootsy rendition of “Silent Night” features unmistakable lead vocals from Bear Rinehart and tight harmonies from the group’s Seth Bolt and Josh Lovelace.


“In a year that has been both noisy and tumultuous, there is a deep desire within all of us for some kind of peace on earth. Sickness and political unrest have ravaged our nation, causing us all to take stock in the things that matter most to us,” the band collectively shares. “We hope this song takes you back to happy times with the ones you love and that this holiday season brings you joy, laughter, and hope.”

Upon the song’s release, the band eluded to their desire to craft a full-length seasonal album at some point in the future—a gift their fans have been requesting for years. In a social media post, the band promised, “Someday we will do a Christmas record. But until then, here’s a song to hold you over.” For now, their folky version of the beloved classic carol will have to suffice.

Earlier this year, @NEEDTOBREATHE released their seventh studio album, Out of Body, which features the powerful lead single, “Who Am I.” The band celebrated the release of their new LP with an exclusive live stream performance where they played every new song from Out of Body front to back and served up some additional fan favorites from their rich discography.

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