Ones to Watch in 2011: The Reason4
The Reason4 (formerly The Reason) is a new UK boy band from Southampton, England. You might recognize the incredibly talented AND gorgeous Scott, Glenn, Nathan and Marc from their audition this past season on The X-Factor. While the boys didn't make the Final 12 their original interpretation of judge Cheryl Cole's "Fight For This Love" earned them fans all over the UK. Having watched X-Factor for the first time, beginning to end, this past season, the boys definitely have a fan in me as well, which is why I was BEYOND THRILLED to learn that they were still together and more importantly still releasing music.
Now signed to Upside Records (LoveShy, Maria Mena) The Reason4 is working on their debut album, due out in June, preceded by the band's first self-penned single "Take It All." To tied fans over until Summer, the boys are releasing a cover of Hoobastank's 2004 hit single, "The Reason," backed by some hot dance mixes from 7th Heaven and Electric Allstars.
"The Reason" - Remix Promo Track Listing:
1. 7th Heaven Club Mix
2. Electric Allstars Club Mix
3. 7th Heaven Radio Edit
4. Electric Allstars Radio Edit
5. Radio Edit
When American Alternative Rock band Hoobastank released "The Reason" in April of 2004, the album went all the way to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became a Top 12 hit in the UK, going on to become the band's biggest hit to date. "The Reason" has always been one of The Reason4's favorite songs to do live so it's fitting (in more ways than just the title) that THIS will be the UK's first taste of the band since watching them walk away from the Judge's House last year. Drawing influences from The Script, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder, The Reason4's debut album is definitely one that I'm looking forward to this summer.
Check out the boys auditioning for X-Factor last year, performing Cheryl Cole's "Fight For This Love." You can also hear a demo of a new song called "Empty Bottles" HERE as well as a snippet of the boys forthcoming self-penned song "Take It All" HERE.