Bleachers’ New Song ‘I Miss Those Days’ Is A Jubilant And Sunny Summer Anthem

05.25.17 2 months ago

The third album from Bleachers, Gone Now, comes out on June 2, but we’ve already heard a good portion of the record ahead of its release date. The album has been preceded by three singles so far — “Hate That You Know Me,” “Don’t Take The Money,” and “Everybody Lost Somebody” — and today we got a fourth, since Jack Antonoff shared “I Miss Those Days” this afternoon.

The song premiered today on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show, and shortly after, a simple video for the track was uploaded to Youtube. There’s not much going on in the clip aside from a paper mâché Antonoff sitting on a park bench as the world just does its thing and keeps on moving. The understated visual is really more a vehicle for the upbeat and oh-so-happy-sounding song than anything, though. The tune itself is a real winner, combining some Bruce Springsteen-like, horn-laden heartland rock with the unending optimism of The Polyphonic Spree.

Today also marks the start of his world tour in support of Gone Now, both of which are inspired by Antonoff’s childhood bedroom. As Stereogum notes, he’s even bringing a trailer that features a recreation of the room on tour with him and is inviting fans to poke around and listen to the album in it. He explained in a statement:

“I will be taking the room on tour with me so people around the country can hear the album in it before shows. It will be at the May and June dates. I haven’t decided what will happen after that yet. Come in — touch whatever you want — hear Gone Now in its birthplace and in the center of its inspiration.”

Listen to “I Miss Those Days” above. Gone Now is set for release on June 2.

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