Co-penned by the Rinehart brothers with worship singer-songwriter Matt Maher, "Walking on Water" was included on NeedtoBreathe's 2017 EP HARD CUTS: Songs from the H A R D L O V E Sessions
. Keyboardist Josh Lovelace told NewReleaseToday
the story of the song:
"This song was one of the first songs we wrote for HARD LOVE
, which is kind of crazy because it's one of the last songs we've released now from those sessions. When we went into the mountain house sessions-which is what we've called them-we wanted to throw out every rule that we've ever had about going into a recording process, and we tried out some new things.
This song was our first experiment with heavy synth and keyboard. It was never our biggest focus in a song musically before, but this song's musical bed took us on a new path for the entire album HARD LOVE
. We felt that this song stood on its own and would be better to release later after the album came out, so we released it on the HARD CUTS EP
, which are really some of our favorite songs from the whole album.
Bear and Bo wrote the song with Matt Maher, and he's been a friend of the band for a long time. It means a lot to us as a band. The original demo was just a piano and acoustic guitar, and the lyrics are so powerful and they are some of my favorite lyrics of the entire project. I'm glad it's now getting attention as a song."