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Bleachers - Gone Now

★★★★
Bleachers - Gone Now
Published: 7:44 pm, June 01, 2017
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Label: Columbia Records
Released: 2nd June 2017

Rating: ★★★★[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]At this stage in his career, chances are you know a lot more about Jack Antonoff than you think you do. With former band fun., and a roster of songwriting credits for the likes of Lorde and Taylor Swift, he has become something of a purveyor of pop royalty, a feat that delightfully bleeds into his latest work as Bleachers.

His second solo record following 2014’s ‘Strange Desire’, ‘Gone Now’ displays the same Midas touch making that made the likes of Swift’s ‘1989’ such a pop delight. 80s inflexions are in abundance - even the weaker songs hold a certain charm thanks to Antonoff’s knack for a big fist-pumping climax.

‘Don’t Take The Money’ could soundtrack any coming of age movie conclusion with its Cadillac chorus, while ‘Hate That You Know Me’ is the epitome of a millennial love song, earning extra hip points for its shimmying backing vocals from Carly Rae Jepsen.

Just as Vampire Weekend did with ‘Modern Vampires of the City’, ‘Gone Now’ manages to sound totally American in the best possible way – a melting pot of stadium rock (‘All My Heroes’), soulful autotune (‘Goodbye’) and cheese-free fun. It’s no mean feat. Jenessa Williams[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1429970289830{margin-top: 25px !important;margin-bottom: 25px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_video link="
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