‘Handwritten’, The Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem have returned with their fourth studio album ‘Handwritten‘ and it is their best yet.

The Gaslight Anthem return with ‘Handwritten’ (L-R Alex Levine, Benny Horowitz, Brian Fallon and Alex Rosamilia)

Recorded in Blackbird Studios, Nashville with producer Brendan O’Brian (Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against the Machine) ‘Handwritten‘ is a poetic album filled with truth and breathtaking songs.

Stepping away from the digital recording of albums The Gaslight Anthem (Brian Fallon, guitar and vocals, Alex Rosamilia, guitar and backing vocals, Alex Levine bass and backing vocals and Benny Horowitz, drums and percussion) decided to write the album instead of using computers – linking into the album’s namesake.

In this twelve track album there is not one dull song.

‘Handwritten’ is an album ready for a live audience

The opener ‘45‘ sets the album alive with a unity in instruments alongside fantastic lyrics, Fallon’s voice has never sounded more raw and better than this album.

Throughout ‘Handwritten‘ listeners are taken on a journey of love as if it were a letter, hence the references to the handwritten album and title, including ‘Here Comes My Man’.

‘Here Comes My Man’ is written from a females perspective and lyrically and musically it cannot be faulted.

The melody, the instruments and sound are ties together in a  little package with nothing out-of-place, just like the entire album.

Handwritten‘ is a straight up raw rock and roll album filled with original, honest and stripped down music that can be listened to over and over again proving The Gaslight Anthem are a true rock inspiration.

Flawless.

10/10

The Making of ‘Handwritten

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