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Plumb Returns with Smash Hit After 7 Year Hiatus

Even while juggling her role as wife and mom to three, PLUMB has achieved what many artists only dream of accomplishing with a full-time career.  With multiple #1 singles and albums in the Christian, Mainstream and the Dance worlds, a successful songwriting career, and numerous song placements in movies and television, the past fifteen years have seen Plumb cement a legacy of remarkable breadth.  Now with her biggest album to date, including both the #1 smash title-track "NEED YOU NOW" and new summer breakout "ONE DROP", a Fall headlining tour, and confirmed billing on WinterJam Tour 2013-14, Plumb has once again affirmed her place as a multi-faceted musical force. 


After a semi-hiatus beginning in 2005 to focus on raising her family, Tiffany Arbuckle Lee (p.k.a. PLUMB) returned to the studio with longtime producer and co-writer Matt Bronleewe to begin work on what would become her 6th studio album, NEED YOU NOW.  After years of working together, the pair know each other well, and their art is the evidence.  "We have incredible musical chemistry, so making this album, much like others we've made, was like breathing," says Plumb. 


The first hint that Plumb was back came with the single "Drifting", a co-penned duet with longtime friend Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay), which spread quickly across Christian Rock radio and set the stage for the debut of Need You Now.  The title-track single took off like a rocket in the summer of 2012, to put it mildly, soaring to #1 on both radio and iTunes charts by year's end.  Perhaps even more impressive is its staying power, as the "NEED YOU NOW" single remains current and active in the Top 15 after over a year on the charts.

Even as focus begins to shift to new single "ONE DROP", the remix version of "NEED YOU NOW" is just getting started, cracking Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Top 10 and notching yet another Plumb hit in a world that has already seen several Plumb #1s.  This wide acceptance in the dance/remix community has lead to Plumb collaborations with the some of the most elite names on that scene, including most recently the I DON'T DESERVE YOU ep with trance legend Paul Van Dyk.  "One of the most rewarding elements to my career has been the acceptance I've felt by a genre I had otherwise been so removed from," explains Plumb. "EDM almost feels like I found a little bit of home, but a home I didn't even know I was missing.  I feel appreciated for what I contribute there, and I find it incredibly inspiring."

Plumb has never been an artist known to sugarcoat the realities of life.  She has a reputation to tell it like it is, giving an honest view of life while always showing the hope and light in every situation.   The songs on Need You Now are original stories of struggle of real life people, stories of hope, loss, and restoration.  These songs have a universal appeal, even for the artist, who is often struck by songs written about others that end up feeling strangely autobiographical. "Since recording the album," says Plumb, "I had to walk through real challenges of all sorts - health struggles, relationship struggles, spiritual struggles.  But now, I can say with honestly of experience, there is always hope."

 

In the end, taking time off to focus on her growing family only served to aid Plumb's career, lending additional depth and creative inspiration.  "Music is such a part of who I am, it actually makes me a better mother," Plumb says with a smile.  "To be able to fulfill the creative side gives me a great contentment and confidence in myself, and that only strengthens and influences my kids.  Plus, I drive a mean mini-van and can sort and build Legos like you've never seen!"


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