Hourglass

Album: Out of the Wasteland (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • Lifehouse frontman Jason Wade got to fulfill a musical fantasy and work with legendary movie score composer James Newton Howard on this harmony-heavy track. He recalled to Artist Direct: "When I went into the studio, there was a big picture of Jennifer Lawrence on the screen. He was finishing up the new Hunger Games."

    "I've been listening to his soundtracks since I was 18 or 19-years-old," Wade continued. "To get to collaborate with him and have my name next to his on a song credit was so cool. It was amazing. It was probably the highlight of the record."
  • The song was originally written by Lifehouse manager and co-producer Jude Cole along with James Newton Howard in the mid 1990s. Jason Wade told HMV.com: "I heard it a few years back and fell in love with it but it didn't have a title, so Jude asked me if I wanted to help finish the song. I said I'd love to. I put my vocal on the original demo, James loved it and played it for his wife and she loved it and wanted to be a part of recreating it. So we took elements of the demo and got to spend a couple of days with James and he did this amazing string arrangement. It's very complex and one of my favorites on the record."

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