Music: The Gaslight Anthem light it up on new single ’45’

By Nick Harley | nh632010@ohiou.edu | @Mick_Marley

Today brought about the release of the brand new single from The Gaslight Anthem.

Hailed critical darlings early on in their career with the release of their sophomore album, The ’59 Sound, The Gaslight Anthem have gotten back in touch with their jersey punk bravado on the sweltering new track “45.” The song, which features a huge, soaring chorus that allows lead singer Brian Fallon to experiment with the upper end of his range, will be featured on their new album Handwritten, which is set for a July 24 release.

In interviews, Fallon has suggested that the album will be a more raw return to form for the band musically, while stating that his lyrics will be more personal and derived from his own experiences, unlike the story-telling, character-driven work showcased on previous albums. Regardless, expect big hooks and heart-on-your-sleeve crooning on July 24, just in time to be the soundtrack to your summer.

Though the album is a ways away, you can pick up the new single on iTunes on May 8, or enjoy it for free, streaming on RollingStone.com.

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