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Half Alive Releases New Single “Hot Tea” Along With The Music Video – Announce 1st Part Of Forthcoming New Album, ‘Give Me Your Shoulders, Pt. 1’, Due Out February 2022

TICKETS FOR “GIVE ME YOUR SHOULDERS (TOUR)” ON-SALE NOW

(Los Angeles, CA – November 19th, 2021) – Today, Long Beach based trio half•alive release their new single “Hot Tea” along with the music video via RCA Records. “Hot Tea” is co-produced by David Pramik (Lauv, Illenium, LANY) and OJIVOLTA (Kanye West, Jon Bellion, Halsey). The video is directed by half•alive’s Josh Taylor and choreographed by JA Collective. Check it out HERE. The band is excited to announce the 1st part of their new album Give Me Your Shoulders, Pt. 1 will be released in February 2022.

About “Hot Tea,” Josh Taylor from half•alive says, ““Hot Tea” is a deep longing to be touched by life. A desperate desire to love someone with sacred, caring hands & be loved in return by people & God & her creation. We shot this video on tour, representing that desperate longing with plastic- a material that is nearly invisible, yet air tight. That was the feeling for me at least. Plastic is a thin filament that prevents pure exposure to the raw ingredients of life. An artificial, translucent barrier to the heart that i will claw at until there is nothing left.”

About Give Me Your Shoulders, Pt. 1, Josh Taylor says, “We’ve never before explored the topic of love in our songs. This album is unexplored territory in that regard. It’s vulnerable. Exposing my shoulders to whoever will stop & listen. Many of the songs are about the cry for love’s hand around my heart. In one breath it’s about a person & about God. To ache for the comfort of another. To hide in the corner of their shoulder & know I am safe.

Give Me Your Shoulders is Love. To give what you cannot carry. To accept another’s burden without condition. To yoke yourself with the author of Love & find rest for your soul.” 

In support of the new album, half•alive will be hitting the road on their headlining “Give Me Your Shoulders (TOUR)” which will take them across North America as well as the UK and Europe. For the full list of tour dates see below and to purchase tickets go HERE.

“Give Me Your Shoulders (TOUR)”
North America
February 24, 2022 • Austin, TX • Emo’s
February 25, 2022 • Dallas, TX • Echo Lounge & Music Hall
February 26, 2022 • Houston, TX • White Oak Music Hall
February 28, 2022 • Orlando, FL • Beacham
March 1, 2022 • Ft. Lauderdale, FL • Culture Room
March 3, 2022  • Atlanta, GA • Terminal West
March 4, 2022 • Nashville, TN • Basement East
March 7, 2022 • Washington, D.C. • Lincoln Theatre
March 8, 2022 • Philadelphia, PA • Union Transfer
March 9, 2022 • New York, NY • Irving Plaza
March 10, 2022 • Boston, MA • Royale
March 12, 2022 • Toronto, ON • Opera House
March 14, 2022 • Columbus, OH • Newport Music Hall
March 15, 2022 • Chicago, IL • House of Blues
March 16, 2022 • Detroit, MI • The Majestic
March 18, 2022 • Minneapolis, MN • Varsity Theater
March 19, 2022 • Lawrence, KS • The Bottleneck
March 21, 2022 • Denver, CO • Ogden Theatre
March 23, 2022 • Salt Lake City, UT • The Depot
March 25, 2022 • Portland, OR • Wonder Ballroom
March 26, 2022 • Seattle, WA • The Showbox
March 27, 2022 • Vancouver, BC • Hollywood Theatre
March 29, 2022 • Santa Cruz, CA • The Catalyst
March 30, 2022 • Santa Ana, CA • The Observatory

UK + Europe
April 20, 2022 • Amsterdam, The Netherlands • Melkweg
April 21, 2022 • Antwerp, Belgium • Zappa
April 22, 2022 • Hamburg, Germany • Uebel & Gefährlich
April 24, 2022 • Copenhagen, Denmark • Lille Vega
April 25, 2022 • Oslo, Norway • Parkteatret
April 26, 2022 • Stockholm, Sweden • Debaser Strand
April 28, 2022 • Berlin, German • Kesselhaus
April 29, 2022 • Warsaw, Poland • Palladium
May 01, 2022 • Prague, Czech Republic • Roxy
May 02, 2022 • Vienna, Austria • Ottakringer Brauerei
May 03, 2022 • Munich, Germany • Technikum
May 05, 2022 • Milan, Italy • Santeria Toscana 31
May 07, 2022 • Cologne, Germany • Kantine
May 10, 2022 • Paris, France • Le Trabendo
May 12, 2022 • Birmingham, UK • O2 Institute 2
May 13, 2022 • London, UK • EartH
May 14, 2022 • Manchester, UK • Academy 2
May 16, 2022 • Glasgow, UK • SWG3 TV Studio
May 17, 2022 • Dublin, Ireland • Academy

“Hot Tea” follows the bands previously released tracks “Make of It,” “Summerland,” “Time 2,” and “What’s Wrong” which all came out this year. “What’s Wrong” was “Most Added” at Alt Radio around its launch had has garnered over 15.7 million streams worldwide. half•alive also performed it on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Check it out HERE. The band recently toured with Twenty One Pilots on their sold out “Takeøver Tour” which wrapped up earlier this month.


About half•alive:
The music of half•alive breathes, evolves, grows, and changes alongside the lives of the Long Beach trio—Josh Taylor [vocals], Brett Kramer [drums], and J Tyler Johnson [bass]. half•alive officially came to life on the 2017 EP, which sparked a palpable buzz on the strength of “The Fall” and “Aawake At Night”. Over the course of the next year, they crafted what became their massive breakout “still feel.” which has been RIAA certified Gold, rocketed into the Top 10 at Alt Radio and has over 276 million worldwide streams to date. The video organically surpassed the 10 million mark within two months as the song garnered acclaim from NPR’s coveted “All Songs Considered” and more. The trio sold out their formal debut headlining tour in 2019  which included 2 sold out shows at The Fonda Theatre in LA. The tour also included stops at major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Bumbershoot. Later that year the band made their late night television debut with a very special performance of “still feel.” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Check out the incredible and unique performance HERE. They also performed “Runaway” on The Late Late Show with James Corden. In August 2019, they released their debut album Now, Not Yet which has amassed over 611 million streams worldwide to date. half•alive was named YouTube’s Artist on the Rise and their live Vevo DSCVR performances of “RUNAWAY” and “arrow” showcase their incredible creative artistry. Last year, half•alive released their EP “in Florescence,” an audio and visual project that included orchestral arrangements of 4 tracks off their critically acclaimed debut album Now, Not Yet as well as videos for 3 of the 4 songs to accompany them.

To Buy/Stream/Watch “Hot Tea”:
Multi – https://smarturl.it/HAHotTea
Official Video – https://smarturl.it/HAHotTea/youtube

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