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Nothing More Joined By Flyleaf’s Lacey Sturm On New Version Of “Best Times”


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Nothing More are joined by returning Flyleaf vocalist Lacey Sturm on an updated version of the track “Best Times“. The previous studio version of that song without Sturm appeared on Nothing More‘s latest album, “Spirits“. A music video for it was shot with Michael Lombardi directing, you can view that below.

Nothing More vocalist Jonny Hawkins offered:

“This song is a real special one. It’s definitely one of the most positive feel-good songs we’ve ever written and it obviously stands out on the album by being that ray of hope too. I didn’t think it could get any better, but when we thought about featuring another singer and Lacey’s name came up it was a no-brainer.

She’s been a shining light and is one of those singers that makes you feel and believe every word out of her mouth whether you agree with it or not. We knew her voice would take it over the top… and that’s exactly what she did! We couldn’t be more proud to have her collaborate with us on this and to get it out to the world for everyone to feel and embrace when you need a song to help get you through.”

Sturm added:

“I connected with Jonny‘s story about his family struggles with his mother and sister. I love the painful beauty in any art that comes from wrestling with mental health and addiction. I’ve always looked for common ground with artists who deal with suicide prevention. My own struggle against self-destruction is also a struggle to not tear my loved ones apart.

There is a perspective shift in this song. Like a suffocating cloud, the heaviness of life turns to thankfulness and even joy over what matters most. Pain and loss can turn the lights on inside us, allowing us to see the good, all the ‘Best Times,’ we couldn’t see before. I’m relieved to be reminded by this song to remember what matters most and find gratitude. I need it.”

In other news, Nothing More will be livestreaming their April 09th headlining show at Irving Plaza in New York City, NY. Tickets for that stream can be found here. That show will take place as part of the group’s spring North American headlining tour, dates for which include:

With Crown The Empire & Thousand Below:

03/31 Richmond, VA – The National
04/01 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
04/02 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
04/04 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
04/05 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
04/07 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
04/08 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/09 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
04/11 Evansville, IN – Victory Theatre
04/12 Dubuque, AL – Five Flags Civic Center
04/13 Clive, IA – Horizons Event Center
04/15 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
04/16 Omaha, NE – The Admiral
04/17 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
04/19 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
04/21 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater
04/22 Edmonton, AB – Midway
04/24 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
04/25 Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory
04/27 Seattle, WA – Neptune
04/28 Portland, OR – The Roseland Theater
04/29 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
05/01 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
05/03 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
05/05 San Diego, CA – Observatory Northpark

Nothing More:

05/06 Phoenix, AZ – AK Chin Pavillion (‘U Fest‘)
05/26 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
05/27 Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
05/28 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival
06/08 Gdansk, POL – Mystic Festival
06/10 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/11 Hradec Kralove, CZE – Rock For People
06/16 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/17 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Festival
06/19 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
06/21 Wetzikon, SWI – Heavy Load Festival
06/24 Hockenheim, GER – Download Festival
06/25 Bologna, ITA – Knotfest Italy
06/29 Lisbon, POR – Resurrection Fest
06/30 Viveiro, SPA – Resurrection Fest

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