Hey Monday will release a newly recorded version of their fan-favorite song “Candles” on February 8th on iTunes. Along with “Candles” a previously unreleased acoustic demo of the track and a brand new song will also be available. The original version of “Candles” appeared on the band’s debut, [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/how-you-love-me-now/id292026232?uo=4″ title=”Hold On Tight” text=”Hold On Tight”]. The aforementioned previously unreleased song, “The One That Got Away,” was recorded during the ‘Beneath It All’ sessions and co-written by frontwoman Cassadee Pope with Sam & Sluggo and The Hooters.
Says Cassadee, “‘Candles’ has always been a precious song to all of us. It was our first ballad, and even more importantly, a very honest song lyrically. I went through a difficult break-up when I was 17 and this song was like my therapy session. Since we started playing it live 3 years ago, we’ve had different ideas to change it up and make it evolve. That’s why I’m very excited about this new version. It’s more organic sounding now. I was able to re-record the vocals and pretty much sing the song exactly like I do live.”
The band’s latest, [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wondergirl/id383891138?uo=4″ title=”Beneath It All” text=”Beneath It All”], debuted in the Billboard Top 25 when it was released last summer and their tour with All Time Low and Yellowcard begins in early March.