After enjoying success with Fun. Jack Antonoff is readying the second album of his solo project Bleachers.
It has been over three years since Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff surprised fans with a solo project, Bleachers. Bleachers found success with hit singles “I Wanna Get Better” and “Rollercoaster”. The strong 80’s influences and catchy choruses allowed Bleachers to resonate with fans, some holdovers from Fun. and some new fans as well.
Antonoff then decided to do something different with Bleachers. He recruited some of the most popular female artists in music to re-touch every song on Bleachers debut Strange Desire. The result was released as Terrible Thrills, Vol. 2. The new album featured Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX, Elle King, Sara Bareilles, and more. This re-working helped Bleachers acquire the fans of all of these other popular artists.
Now, Bleachers is ready for round two. Bleachers’ new album, Gone Now, is due out June 2. The first two singles are not short on star power. “Hate That You Know Me” features Carly Rae Jepsen lending some background vocals. “Don’t Take the Money” has some background vocals courtesy of Lorde and features some of Antonoff’s strongest vocals so far. The songs maintain Bleachers signature 80’s pop sound inspired by classic John Hughes movies. These singles should definitely get fans excited for Gone Now, as they are probably the strongest songs from Bleachers so far.
Listen to “Don’t Take the Money” below and “Hate That You Know Me” on Apple Music and Spotify. Strange Desire and Terrible Thrills, Vol. 2, are also available on Apple Music and Spotify. Listen carefully for Lorde and Carly Rae Jepsen on the two new songs.