Alex Bleeker & The Freaks - How Far Away
Album opener ?Don?t Look Down? feels like a mission statement for the rest of the record. Over upbeat guitar jangle and smooth organ runs, Bleeker?s voice cracks and lilts: ?Don?t look back on the way we met / Don?t look back at me now / Don?t retract all the things you?ve said / Don?t back out on me.? In the hands of plenty other songwriters, this would come off as self-pitying, but Bleeker just seems wise.