Hit-making singer, songwriter, and record producer Jack Antonoff has officially revived his indie-pop act, Bleachers, with the release of two new songs, “45” and “chinatown”, the latter of which features a guest appearance by Bruce Springsteen. The two new singles are set to appear on the indie-pop act’s first new studio album since 2017’s Gone Now.
bleachers are fucking back
— bleachers (@bleachersmusic) November 16, 2020
“Chinatown” was shared along with a music video featuring Springsteen and Antonoff, both of whom hail from New Jersey. Overlapping radio chatter eventually bleeds into the twinkling tune as the video intercuts vintage-looking footage of a more youthful Jack as a child with shots of him today, sporting a shirt emblazoned with the oh-so-very-Jersey greeting, “Welcome to New Jersey. Now, go home.” In Antonoff’s signature sonic style, the song builds in size and intensity as it approaches its Springsteen-assisted refrain. The Carlotta Kohl-directed video follows suit with a cameo from The Boss on Jack’s nostalgic cruise through the Garden State suburbs.
“Chinatown” – @bleachersmusic feat. Bruce Springsteen https://t.co/82Nr6crMaU pic.twitter.com/V3kIYoYn9J
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) November 16, 2020
In addition to the “chinatown” video/single, Bleachers released a second new tune, “45”, a catchy acoustic guitar-centered track with a chorus that will surely have live audiences singing along when that day finally comes. You can listen to “45” on the platform of your choice here, listen to “chinatown” featuring Bruce Springsteen here, or watch the official “chinatown” music video below:
Bleachers ft. Bruce Springsteen – “chinatown” – Official Video
Bleachers – “45”
While the two new tracks mark the first new tracks from Bleachers since 2017, Jack Antonoff has remained plenty busy in the years since. Antonoff has developed a reputation as one of the most in-demand producers in popular music, writing and producing on hit albums including Lana Del Rey‘s Norman Fucking Rockwell!, The Chicks’ Gaslighter, and Taylor Swift‘s Reputation, Lover, and Folklore.
Bruce Springsteen has also remained in the headlines throughout this pandemic-altered year. In October, he released his latest studio album, Letter To You.