Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear.
Don't Take the Money - Bleachers
I know Bleachers is going to seem a little out of place when compared to a lot of the artists I like to talk about on Daily Song Drop (considering there are Billboard interviews, and a piece in USA Today), but...I am a massive fan, and considering how many times I've been willing to talk about Beck in here, I am not going to pass up this opportunity ("I Wanna Get Better" was my song of the year for 2014...so let's be fair....this was going to happen).
Jack Antonoff is back with the first single off of what will be his second album (since leaving fun.) in "Don't Take the Money" which features Lorde on backing vocals (Antonoff is also co-producing Lorde's upcoming Melodrama). This is Bleachers to it's core: sweeping (feeling designed to be heard in an arena, or pumping through fantastic headphones--believe me it sounds amazing on studio headphones).
Check out the audio below:
Honestly, Antonoff is probably my favourite lyricist working today (look that up, and tell me you don't like those Taylor Swift, Sia, or Lorde songs), and that is evidenced again in "Don't Take the Money"; being able to talk about his relationship (specifically a fight), and the emptiness of a lot of pop music at the same time, but never making it feel anything beyond personal...
...and putting that atop an arena ready sound...
From the sounds of it, we can expect the new album to come out sometime this summer, so...probably brace yourself for me to talk about it then (if "Don't Take the Money" is any indication.
Oh so close to a complete list for the DSD Playlist - Mar 17 , but that's alright...there is over 80 minutes of indie awesomeness available for you right now....not to mention...in case you somehow missed it, here is last months DSD Playlist - Feb 17
Plus, if you're interested, there is also an Apple Music Playlist for the Top 20 Songs of 2016, where I put together my favourite tracks from last year.
Remember, if you want me to expand where I put these playlists beyond Apple Music, you just need to let me know on Twitter, and I'll see what I can do.
The Guys From do not hold the rights to any "Daily Song Drop" songs, it is more our hope to expose our readers to new and different music that we are enjoying, or re-expose them to artists they may have forgotten about.
Above the description of the song will be the song name, followed by the artists' name linked to their website, so you can fall down the rabbit hole, finding and supporting what you dig.