Jack Antonoff has shared his first new album as Bleachers in four years, Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night.
Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night serves as the follow-up to 2017’s Gone Now. The record features some pretty big names like Lana Del Rey and Bruce Springsteen. The 10-track album boasts previously released singles “Chinatown,” “45,” “Secret Life,” “How Dare You Want More,” and “Stop Making This Hurt.”
Bleachers take on a more orchestral sound on this album. Moving away from the ’80s-inspired sounds of his previous releases, Antonoff leans in to a baroque-pop sound. Despite entering a new sonic territory, he’s still able to maintain his infectious, synth-driven hooks throughout the tracks.
Stream Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night below.
Thematically, Saturday Night was inspired by the pandemic (of course) and a romantic breakup. Bleachers move away from their lighter sound and lyrics toward a heavier subject matter.
The Springsteen collab, “chinatown,” is definitely a standout on the album. Upon its release, Antonoff explained of the track:
“‘Chinatown’ starts in NYC and travels to New Jersey. That pull back to the place I am from mixed with terror of falling in love again. Having to show your cards to someone and the shock when you see them for yourself. Thinking you know yourself and where you arm from… Having to see yourself through somebody who you want to stay… I started to write this song with these in my head.”
Order a physical copy of Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night here.
Lead photo courtesy of Carlotta Kohl.