We’re a little late with this track review, but the song was so good that we don’t care that this post is a little delayed. “Gibraltar” is the second single to be released off of Beirut’s fourth studio album, No No No (Out September 11th on 4AD).
The song starts with some amazing drums that really create the initial start of the feeling the song is creating to create: later in the song as this is paired with various instruments and Zach Condon’s beautiful voice, it really becomes something. For me, Beirut has a way to create a certain nostalgia for plane rides and old friends and they continue creating this weird, yet comforting feeling with their newest material. Beirut’s sound has matured since their 2011 album, The Rip Tide, but they haven’t lost the charm that they created with it and previous releases.
We’re highly anticipating the new Beirut album and hope it’s just as good as the singles we’ve gotten from it.
OVERALL “GIBRALTAR” GETS A 9/10
SEE BEIRUT IN A CITY NEAR YOU:
09-14 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
09-17 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
09-20 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
09-22 Paris, France – Zenith
09-24 London, England – Brixton Academy
10-01 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
10-04 Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe National Historic Landmark
10-06 San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre
10-07-08 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10-10 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
10-13 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
11-03 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
11-06 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
11-07 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11-10 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre