SINGLE REVIEW: Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt

Bleachers are no strangers from delivering big anthemic pop-rock moments of cathartic release, and they’re ready to take you into that arena-worthy soundscape again. Taken from their third studio album ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night’ which will be released on July 30, they’ve just dropped the soundtrack worthy new single ‘Stop Making This Hurt’. 

Finding a solace in grief, this track explores the pain of losing someone or something that holds a particular emotional hold on you. It’s that realisation of just how important they are to you and the thought of an ongoing goodbye is so painful as the memory will always haunt you. “But if we take the sadness out of Saturday night, I wonder what we’ll be left with anything worth the fight? I wanna run from the darkness, wanna shout at the light” Jack Antonoff sings before proclaiming “Stop making this hurt. Say goodbye like you mean it”. 

With a heavy Bruce Springsteen inspired sonic shining through the piano, horn and synth instrumentation, you are immediately transported back to the 80’s with this really rich and textured sound. It’s a song that you can imagine singing along to in a huge arena, or just intimately screaming while running down a dark street in the middle of the night. It contrasts the vulnerable emotions so well with the grand cinematic production that really makes this song an immediate special listen.