Four decades into their storied career, alt-rock legends Goo Goo Dolls are still discovering new and invigorating ways to make the most exciting music they’ve ever recorded. They have just released “You Are The Answer,” the second song to be taken from Chaos in Bloom; their thirteenth studio album that arrives on August 12th, 2022 via Warner Records. “You Are The Answer” is a melodic ballad that explores the experience of devoted love during times of difficulty. Listen to the song and watch the lyric video HERE.
“You Are The Answer” follows “Yeah I Like You,” Goo Goo Dolls’ first single from Chaos in Bloom that was released earlier this summer. The band took to the stage to deliver a rousing debut performance of the single on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan for the show’s July 4th celebration, which can be viewed here. Marking the first album of their career to be produced by frontman John Rzeznik, Chaos in Bloom contains 10 tracks of biting sarcasm, stadium-ready choruses, and the type of spear-sharp song-writing that’s led them to become one of the most influential alternative rock groups of all time.
While Chaos in Bloom isn’t necessarily an album borne out by the pandemic, many of the tracks reflect on all of the things in daily life that became amplified while everyone was isolated from one another and sequestered at home. To record the album, Rzeznik and Takac retreated to Dreamland Studios just outside Woodstock, New York during the pandemic. An environment as remote as it is rich with historic rock music roots, the location proved to be the perfect setting for clearing the noise and creating such a record, which carries a true live quality that the band captured by blending vintage instruments and gear with new-age recording processes and techniques.