The track marches forward with Springsteen-influenced pomp and a carnivalesque mix of piano, guitar, chimes, blaring horns and thundering drums. Antonoff ruminates on aging, reminisces about cross-country road trips and sings with melancholy glee, “But it’s all coming back now/ And the feeling isn’t over/ Hey, I know I was lost but I miss those days!”
“I Miss Those Days” follows Bleachers’ previously released cuts, “Don’t Take the Money” – which was written with Lorde – “Hate That You Know Me” and “Everybody Lost Somebody.” Gone Now follows Bleachers 2014 album, Strange Desire.
Bleachers will play a handful of festival dates before embarking on a North American tour in support of Gone Now June 11th in Philadelphia. Throughout the trek, Antonoff will carry around a portion of his childhood bedroom as a roving art installation.
Along with his solo work, Antonoff co-produced Lorde’s upcoming album, Melodrama, and has recently worked on songs with Taylor Swift and Zayn, Banks and Fifth Harmony.