Afgelopen week bracht Bleachers een nieuwe single uit samen met Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen deed mee en dus was ik benieuwd. Maar van de band Bleachers had ik nog niet gehoord. Bleachers is de band van Jack Antonoff uit New Jersey (daar is de Springsteen connectie). Antonoff ken ik vooral van zijn productiewerk voor albums die dit jaar verschenen zoals ‘folklore’ van Taylor Swift en ‘Gasligther’ van The Chicks (aka Dixie Chicks). Antonoff over de single en zijn samenwerking met Springsteen:
“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, it’s 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.