We're Here Because We're Here is the eighth album by the British rock band Anathema. It was released on 31 May 2010. The working title of the album was Horizons. The album was mixed by Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree.
Ville Valo of the band HIM recorded backing vocals for the song "Angels Walk Among Us". The title of the album is taken from a song of the same name that was sung in the Allied trenches of World War I to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne".
It is the last album to feature keyboarist Les Smith, as well as the first to feature vocalist Lee Douglas as an official band member.
Response from the critics was generally positive. The album was proclaimed "Prog Album of the Year" by Classic Rock magazine, describing it as "a flawless, life-affirming comeback and a gold-plated contender for album of the year".