Jack Antonoff has once again made the music world chatter about the possibility of a new Bleachers album as he has released two new songs under the moniker titled ‘Chinatown’ and another song ’45’. What’s more, the former song even comes complete with a commendation from The Boss, the troubadour himself, Bruce Springsteen.
The song arrives as a large hint that Bleachers may soon be on the way after years of Jack Antonoff hinting at a new record. With two new singles in the offing, chances are that the LP is on the way very soon. The new single featuring Springsteen, ‘Chinatown’, comes complete with a brand new video too, directed by Carlotta Kohl.
Gone Now the second record from Bleachers arrived in 2017 and has long been awaiting a follow-up record. Not that Antonoff has been twiddling his thumbs during that time, keeping himself rather busy producing music for a huge range of all-star names including Taylor Swift, FKA Twigs, Lana Del Rey and more.
“‘Chinatown’ starts in NYC and travels to New Jersey,” he commented. “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,” continued Antonoff in his statement. “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.”
About the unlikely inclusion of rock hero Springsteen, Antonoff said: “As for Bruce, it’s the honour 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 video for Bleachers and Bruce Springsteen’s new song ‘Chinatown’, below.