As a fan-favorite version, Gone now debuted with themes of death and loss, also revealed with the album cover. Here’s what Jack Antonoff had to say about some of the symbols and hidden meanings behind the 2017 musical release.
Bleachers and Jack Antonoff released “Gone Now” in 2017
He must return home soon. Following the success of strange desire and his Terrible Sensations, vol. 2 cover album, Bleachers released Gone now.
This album came with themes surrounding death, “making sense of loss” and moving on. This is particularly highlighted with “Everybody Lost Somebody”, “Goodbye” and the Gone now cover art.
Jack Antonoff appears on the cover of ‘Gone Now’
After the release of Gone now, Antonoff took to Reddit, answering questions from fans about the production. One of them mentioned the “I’m ready to move on / Mickey Mantle Reprise”, sharing that the ending reminded them of their own experience with death.
“There were a lot of feelings about Gone now not to be here,” Antonoff wrote on Reddit. “Not in a horrible way, but just thinking – what happens when it’s all gone? That’s why the cover looks like this. Basically, it’s a picture of me as a dead person Someone who no longer exists.
“And the cover is that feeling stuck in a weird long song,” he continued. “It’s basically three different songs that I intended to finish the album, and then I just decided to have George Martin pull it out and put them together. It’s kind of my last breath before ‘Foreign Girls “, which is quite an excuse to be so intense.
Complete with a jewel-covered jacket and hat, Antonoff wore this look again for 2022 Gone now show in Boston. He gifted it to a fan in the audience who recreated the outfit for themselves.
Are “Strange Desire” and “Gone Now” by Bleachers related?
Although it was not an exact sequel to strange desire, Gone now had references to the 2014 release. This includes musical similarities between “Wild Heart” and “Dream of Mickey Mantle”, as well as covers included on both albums.
“When I was doing gone now, and I was watching the end of the album, I had a similar feeling that I had on strange desire, which was this – I’ve said so much, and now I have to move on,” Antonoff said in the same Reddit thread.
“I have to close this chapter for real,” he continued. “Gone now felt the same. I had shared so much that I just wanted to shout out loud, ‘I’m ready to move on.’ »
Antonoff and Bleachers have officially closed this chapter with the release of 2021 Eliminate Saturday Night Sadness. In 2022, the group plans to embark on How dare you want a tour, stopping at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona and the All Things Go Festival.
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