I remember liking Bleachers’ debut album, 2014’s Strange Desire. This was Jack Antonoff’s first solo effort after finding success with fun., and before he became the most sought after producer by the most talented women in modern music.
‘Rollercoaster‘ is a brilliant song, and I’m quite fond of ‘Shadow,’ ‘Wild Heart’ and ‘I Wanna Get Better.’
Soundtrack curation is a hip job these days, whether it’s Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther, Justim Timberlake’s Trolls or Lorde’s Hunger Games. The most recent example of a hit-maker focusing on the big screen is Bleacher’s Jack Antonoff’s work on Love, Simon.
Love, Simon is a charming romantic comedy that has taken on greater meaning because it is, amazingly, the first major studio film to feature a gay teen as its protagonist. And it’s good, not just groundbreaking.
Best Songs of 2014 – #12
‘Rollercoaster’ – Bleachers
Bleachers, the side project (or is it his main one?) of fun. lead guitarist Jack Antonoff, put out a self-titled debut that sounds like it was pressed in the 80s.
I don’t know if it was Antonoff himself or a review of the album I read, but I recall a description of this record as the end credit music of a John Hughes film, and that captures its essence just perfectly.
I picked up a couple of other new releases just last week, as I was chronicling the other four. It’s been a banner month for new music here at Meet Me In Montauk.
Bleachers is the new band fronted by Jack Antonoff, best known as the lead guitarist of fun. Their debut album, Strange Desire, has produced one hit single so far — the blisteringly catchy ‘I Wanna Get Better.’
I suspect I’ll be reading a lot about my next SOTD, and the band releasing it, in the months to come.
Bleachers is a side project by Jack Antonoff the drummer, lead guitarist and backup vocalist of fun. In addition to his high-profile work with that band, Antonoff is the boyfriend of Girls‘ Lena Dunham, so he’s no stranger to publicity.