BLEACHED: DON’T YOU THINK YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH?
Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?
On this new album, Bleached takes the listener hostage, placing them right in the center of their tornado of emotional upheaval and refusing to relinquish their hold until the storm has diminished. You might surrender to anguish, but you’ll be dancing through the ache. It’s like listening to Fleetwood Mac if they actually had charm instead of all that too-serious self-regard. Break–ups and confusion can be fun, if you allow it—who knew? Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? reveals the sophisticated songwriting Bleached has matured into. The songs seem familiar—in a way where it feels like you already know them by heart as soon as you hear them—but they contain unrestrained personality, which froths and ferments as it resolves into intimate portraits of living. Records like this let us glimpse ways to navigate the hazy malaise of the life we’re given and the choices that have led us into this fog. (It seems like Bleached has studied all the Make-Up records, making this disorientation into an extremely fun evening.) But even with this emotional torment, the instruments burst with joy and vibrancy. As on “Kiss You Goodbye,” heartache makes its way to the hips, channeling the muddled mess of a break-up into a cathartic dance party. Bleached have triumphed over the tyranny of feeling shitty as a relationship dissolves, and there’s power in that victory.
BLEACHED’S DON’T YOU THINK YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH IS OUT FRI. JULY 12 ON DEAD OCEANS.