Published Nov 16, 2020Bleachers is back at last with some new music — and Jack Antonoff's project has got a little help from none other than Bruce Springsteen. Today, Bleachers shared the new Boss-equipped single "chinatown," as well as another new song called "45."
Both songs will appear on a new Bleachers album, which is set for release in 2021.
In a statement, Antonoff had this to say:
"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 are from…. having to see yourself through somebody who you want to stay… i started to write this song with these ideas ringing in my head. to further understand who you are pushes you to further understand where you are from and what that looks and sounds like. 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, its [sic] the honor of a lifetime to be joined by him. he is the artist who showed 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.
Watch the "chinatown" video and listen to "45" below. Both tracks are available digitally and as a new 7-inch.