The Goodbye Forevers
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The Goodbye Forevers

Richmond, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Richmond, Virginia, United States
Established on Jan, 2017
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"The Goodbye Forevers: Lay Where You Fall"

A valentine to alcohol, Lay Where You Fall is a full production blast of Jeff Mullins’ tales of gallows humor and mental health stripped bare. A few songs have been stewing in the Fredericksburg native’s head, hashed out in gigs at local bars over the past decade. David Young, a longtime friend and collaborator from Richmond, assists in building each track up to a grandiose epic. Supported by precisely shredded guitar, our protagonist regularly stumbles home at 2:15 and assures us not to fear, “in five thousand million years, this dive bar will be swallowed by the sun.”

New wave synthesizer and Young’s melodic background vocals help to complement Mullins’ seething whispers, which erupt into hair-raising guttural screams. In between those two extremes, he also adopts an ever-so-slight Robert Smith affectation at times. A spot-on rollicking cover of The Lifetime’s “Hey Catrine” fits perfectly in between the morbidly funny originals. The penultimate title track is a great example of the pair’s working partnership as well as the best song they’ve ever recorded in this or any other project. An enchanting slow dance anthem that deserves play during the credits of the darkest movie John Hughes never made. Then Mullins screams once more. - Whurk


Lay Where You Fall - 2017