Brother

Album: Rivers In the Wasteland (2014)
Charted: 98
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  • This song was inspired by the disputes and tension that the tracking of Rivers In The Wasteland record brought along. There was also a competitive spirit between Needtobreathe singer Bear Rinehart and his guitarist brother Bo that had been weighing them down since the very early stages of the band. Bo Rinehart explained during a Reddit AMA: "We felt like competition was a good thing. It pushed us, and thus, we mistakenly saw it as something that was driving us. Yet, in our darkest hours, instead of protecting one another, we saw someone else's mistakes as a way to have an edge over the other and place an easy blame."

    "It wasn't until we confessed to one another our own faults that we really saw the potential of what it is like to have a true brother by you're side," Bo continued. "This is a very special song to us and was likely a big part of the healing that we desperately needed."
  • Gavin DeGraw is a co-vocalist on the single version of this song – but not the one that appears on the album.
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