CURRENT: Peter Bjorn and John – “Hard Sleep”

It’s been five years since Peter Bjorn and John last released an album, 2011’s Gimme Some. Today, they’ve finally released the follow-up, Breakin’ Point. The 12-track affair is home to some of the most economical pop songs of the year – the trio of “What You Talking About,” the title-track, and “A Long Goodbye” is particularly fantastic – yet “Hard Sleep” stands out as perhaps the standout track of the set. “Sleep” bursts at the seams with energy and focus as the trio layers hook on top of hook. When they sing of seeing fireworks in your eyes, the excitement is palpable, a bright blaze of color lighting the sky. 

Breakin’ Point is available now. Listen to the album at Apple Music

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