After successful singles from their fourth album, Who We Are, Lifehouse has decided to release a third single, "Broken".
Frontman, Jason Wade, has announced that "Broken" will be the next single at recent shows, and fans seem to be very excited for the touching song to be released fo radio play.
Jason Wade explains that this song is probably the most personal one on this record to AlternativeAddiction.com:
“Broken is the song that moves me the most. I wrote it in Nashville, about 6 months ago,” Wade explained. “I was in my hotel room at 3 AM, I was out there visiting a friend…he’s really sick, he needs a kidney transplant.”
The friend that Wade speaks of is an artist as well and actually helped Wade write the track “Sick Cycle Carousel” on the band’s debut album.
“He has to do this dialysis machine for nine hours a day, and just to see my friend in that place was really overwhelming for me. I went back to the hotel room, and couldn’t sleep,” Wade said.
While sitting in his hotel room late that night, Wade was compelled to write “Broken.”
Incredibly charged with emotion from his ailing friend, Wade wrote the song in just 15 minutes on a hotel pad of paper.
“That song just kinda fell in my lap, and I really haven’t written a song like that since ‘Hanging by a Moment’ where it just happened within a 15 minute time period.”
“Broken” was also the last song that Wade wrote for the album, but he feels that writing it could be a definitive instant in songwriting career.
“I feel like those moments of inspiration, when you look back on them, really define you as an artist.”