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Bruce Springsteen Joins Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers in New Song and Music Video ‘Chinatown’

Tune serves as the Jersey-based indie band’s first new release in two years

November 19, 2020

Songwriter, music producer, rock frontman, and New Jersey native Jack Antonoff recently teamed up with one of the Garden State’s most famous faces: Bruce Springsteen.

Antonoff’s indie rock band Bleachers just released the music video “Chinatown,” its first new song in years. The tune and the clip both feature an assist from the Boss, who sings on the chorus and can be seen cruising around with Antonoff in a convertible. The Carlotta Kohl-directed video repeatedly pays homage to Jersey and Springsteen’s oeuvre with shots of leather jackets, cut-off tees, urban sprawl, of course the thunderous road.

“It’s the honor of a lifetime to be joined by [Bruce],” Antonoff said in a statement about “Chinatown.” “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.”

Antonoff, who also serves as the guitarist and drummer in the band .Fun, has joined forces with plenty of superstars over the years, including Taylor Swift, Lorde, Carly Rae Jepsen, and even Howard himself. He’s won four Grammys, including two for producing. “Chinatown” and its B-side “45” are Bleachers’ first releases since the Antonoff-fronted act dropped the album “Gone Now” in 2017. The songs will appear on the band’s upcoming third album, arriving in 2021.

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