Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You TomorrowCultureMusicAlbum reviews
So Long, See You Tomorrow is Bombay Bicycle Club’s fourth album and to date their most successful. Released at the beginning of February, it went straight in at number one on the album charts, a first chart topping album for the four-piece. Since their humble beginnings playing small London pubs and after various line-up changes, the Londoners managed to claim a dedicated fan base.
The album opens up with Overdone, giving this record a lively start and making it evident from the word go that this album won’t be too dissimilar to its predecessors. Why change something that’s clearly working? Hit single Luna is one of two outstanding tracks; the vocals of Rae Morris work perfectly with lead singer Jack Steadman’s husky voice. The other most notable song on the album, Come To, is an emotional and touching tune with striking guitar throughout. Female vocals are something that works well on this album; Home by Now is proof of this.
Title track So Long, See You Tomorrow provides a brilliant finish to the album with a funky ending instrumental in contrast to the song as a whole. Guitars are obviously expected for the duration of the album as Bombay Bicycle Club are a band categorised in the indie genre. However, track Feel brings an almost reggae edge to the record and is a welcome surprise, along with Carry Me, an electro effort that wouldn’t go amiss in a James Bond film. These two tracks break up an otherwise predictable album. If Bombay Bicycle Club have a trademark sound it would be It’s Alright Now, sure to be a hit with fans. Whenever, Wherever is a hard one to get out of your head and is certainly the catchiest song on the album.
With a UK and US tour coming up, Bombay Bicycle Club are set for a great 2014. Maybe this could be their biggest year yet, but judging by this latest offering don’t expect them to take the music world by storm just yet.
So Long, See You Tomorrow was released on 3rd February 2014, for further information or to order the album visit here.
Watch the video for Luna here: