Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?, the new record from Bleached, is Jessie and Jennifer Clavin’s first LP written from a place of sobriety. That newfound and clear-eyed perspective serves as the guiding force in every corner of its sound, yielding a courageous, honest, and sonically ambitious album. Here, the Clavins radiate the power and bravery of facing addiction, of letting go of the past and becoming open to a radically different future of self-love, acceptance, and newfound honesty. It’s a record about fighting both literally and figuratively for your life — and the clarity that’s born from that struggle.
The writing for Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? began in early 2018, as both a daily process in a Los Angeles practice space, and with friends and co-writers in Nashville. It marks the first time the Clavin sisters approached writing a record with a set, regimented schedule. It also marks the first record the Clavins wrote while fully harnessing the power of creating art from a place of authentic happiness.
Producer Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells) also helped to open every door to experimentation while recording the record, wanting to be exploratory while keeping the sound singularly Bleached. The resulting LP is an explosive record grappling with the past; its twelve tracks mark some of the sisters’ most visceral, rawest songwriting to date — and some of their best. Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? revisits the same lives led on 2016’s Welcome the Worms and debut Ride Your Heart, but with maturity. Bleached’s melodies have always been center-stage, but Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? glimmers with inspiration found in touring with the likes of The Damned and Paramore. That arena-ready pop, incisively catchy, was a palpable influence, helping to push Bleached’s sound in a new direction.
Bleached bring their fearlessly big pop melodies to The Lexington on Thursday 22nd August!
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Tickets £12.50 +bf
96-98 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9JB