Last month, Hoobastank revealed their plans to release a 15th Anniversary version of their celebrated album, The Reason. On October 4th, fans will get to hear the updated album along with five bonus tracks. Following a new lyric video for their bonus track, “Right Before Your Eyes,” today fans can hear an updated version of the title track. Hoobastank just shared a new acoustic recording of “The Reason.”
Like that original version we know so well, the acoustic version of “The Reason” opens with the simple, repeated piano note. But instead of drums joining in soon after, we get rich acoustic guitar and open space before frontman Doug Robb sings the first lines. New piano chords and melody give the song a refreshing update, adding texture throughout the recording. Doug’s voice sounds as strong as 15 years ago, and he sings nearly every note faithfully to the original. This new track is beautiful and reminds us of why we loved “The Reason” so much in the first place.
Listen to the new acoustic recording of “The Reason” below:
You can pre-order the 15th Anniversary edition of The Reason from all the major music providers here. Pre-orders come with an instant download of “The Reason (Acoustic).”
Check out the updated The Reason tracklisting – with 5 bonus tracks – below:
- Same Direction
- Out Of Control
- What Happened To Us?
- Just One
- From The Heart
- The Reason
- Let It Out
- Never There
- The Reason (Acoustic)
- Force Feed Me
- Did You
- Right Before Your Eyes
Tracks 13-17 are new to this edition of the album. The acoustic version of “The Reason” is newly recorded, though the band has released other acoustic recordings of the song before. “Connected,” “Did You,” and “Right Before Your Eyes” all previously appeared on movie or video game soundtracks (Halo 2, Spider Man 2, and Daredevil, respectively). The only unheard song here is “Force Feed Me.”
The band toured in support of the album and did an anniversary tour of The Reason last fall.
Enjoy the new acoustic version of “The Reason,” and get ready for the updated release of The Reason out on October 4th! Keep checking back here for all the latest Hoobastank music news.
Don’t leave without revisiting the original “The Reason” and its jewel-heist music video:
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