- 17 Nov 20
Listen to the new collaborative track from the New Jersey natives below.
Jack Antonoff's Bleachers have joined forced with Bruce Springsteen on a new single, 'chinatown'. The release arrives alongside another new Bleachers track, '45'.
"'chinatown' starts in NYC and travels to New Jersey," Antonoff says of the new releases. "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," he 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."
He goes on to describe collaborating with Springsteen as "the honour of a lifetime".
"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," he adds.
Bleachers, a project centred around Antonoff, released their second album, Gone Now, in 2017. In the meantime, he's kept busy producing for the likes of Lana Del Rey, FKA twigs, Taylor Swift and the Chicks.
Springsteen, meanwhile, released his acclaimed new album, Letter To You, last month. Revisit our review here.
Take a look at the video for 'chinatown', directed by Carlotta Kohl, below: