For countless acclaimed releases over the years, Jack Antonoff has been behind the boards as a producer helping major artists find their stride. But let’s not forget Antonoff is also a very talented musician, dating back to his outfits Steel Train and Fun. His project Bleachers is preparing for their forthcoming album Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night, the follow-up to 2017’s Gone Now. He’s already released a few singles including “Chinatown” with Bruce Springsteen, “45,” and “Stop Making This Hurt.”
His latest single “How Dare You Want More,” which comes with a live video, showcases Antonoff and his band’s live charisma. Sure, his recorded songs are lush walls of sound. But as things slowly creep back to normal and the idea of seeing musicians perform in person becomes a viable thought, Antonoff reminds us of the catharsis and joy of performance.
In a press statement, Anotonoff remarked: “Over the past few years i found out things about my family that challenged some of the myths of our structure. I’ve felt rage, fear, darkness etc around it, but at the end of the day what I am left with is that everybody wants a little more and going out there and trying to get it is something that can produce a lot of shame in people. So … how dare you want more? How dare you go out and get what you want? How do you ask for it when you’re not sure if you even deserve it? It’s an easy song to write about the people in my life and the hardest thing to do to oneself. This one is the band on fire. tTesting the boundaries of how close we can get to the edge without falling off. This recording could not have happened with any other group of people and it’s the direct sound of all the time we’ve spent on the road and how we’ve learned to know what each other is going to do. The band is carrying me through.”
Watch the live video below.