By Staff; photo by Steph Black on March 27, 2013
In mid-February, we shared “Don’t Look Down,” the rather upbeat single about a break-up, from Alex Bleeker & The Freaks’ sophomore LP How Far Away, due out on May 29 via Woodsist. Today, the Real Estate bassist and his side band released “Leave On The Light,” which shows off a different side of the group, all while staying true to the album’s overall theme of the dissolution of a relationship.
“Leave On The Light” is a bittersweet number. A pedal steel and woozy guitars add bursts of melancholy to Bleeker’s swoons and sighs. He croons, “I guess I didn’t treat you right/Don’t wait for me, just walk on by,” as the song shuffles slowly. "Leave On The Light" drips with nostalgia, and at times, Bleeker’s remorse is almost palpable. Stream the ditty for yourself below.
How Far Away track list:
1. Don't Look Down
2. See You On Sunday
3. Leave On The Light
4. Home I Love
5. Time Cloud
6. Who Are You Seeing?
7. Rhythm Shakers
8. All My Songs
9. Steve's Theme
10. Step Right Up (Pour Yourself Some Wine)
11. Love Fadeaway
Alex Bleeker & The Freaks tour dates:
3 New Haven, CT - BAR Nightclub (Free show)
5 Harrisonburg, VA - MACRoCk Festival
11-13 Calgary, AB - MTT Fest