Jack Antonoff has made his return with his first new singles as Bleachers in three years, “chinatown (feat. Bruce Springsteen)” and “45.”
“‘Chinatown’ starts in NYC and travels to New Jersey,” Antonoff explains. “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.”
Listen to “chinatown (feat. Bruce Springsteen)” and “45” below.
“To further understand who you are pushes you to further understand where you are from and what that looks and sounds like,” Antonoff continues. “There are pieces in that that are worth carrying forever and pieces worth letting die. ‘chinatown’ and ’45’ are both the story of this – ‘chinatown’ through someone else, ’45’ through the mirror. As for Bruce, it’s the honour of a lifetime to be joined by him. He is the artist who shows me that the sound of the place I am from has value and that there is a spirit here that needs to be taken all over the world.”
Bleachers’ third studio album is set for release next year.