Goo Goo Dolls release their 13th studio album Chaos in Bloom via Warner Records today, marking its release with the propulsive new song “”Going Crazy”. The standout track harkens back to the band’s power-chord alt-rock sound, assisted by the analogue-to-tape recording process and vintage amps & pedals they used while making the entire album. To celebrate the album’s release this week, Spotify has dedicated their coveted Times Square billboard in New York City to Goo Goo Dolls and the arrival of Chaos in Bloom.
“Going Crazy” is the last in a steady output of songs released from the LP so far, following the melodic offerings “You Are The Answer” and “Yeah, I Like You” that arrived earlier this summer. As the first record of their career to be produced by frontman John Rzeznik, Chaos in Bloom finds the band continuing to evolve artistically as they have in the last four decades together. Consisting of 10 tracks, it’s an album of biting sarcasm, stadium-ready choruses, and the type of spear-sharp songwriting that’s led them to become one of the most influential alternative rock outfits of all time. Listen to the album HERE.
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 technique