Bleachers: Jack Antonoff on a night trip

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In the new music video for the song “ Alma mater » from Bleachers, Jack Antonoff takes a night trip to a strange New Jersey.

Bleachers linked their new single “ Alma mater », the last extract from their next eponymous album, to a new clip.

The video, directed by Alex Lockett, shows Jack Antonoff driving around his native New Jersey at night, encountering creatures of the night, including a construction worker playing a saxophone and a religious fanatic carrying a sign ” Kill Your Idols » (a nod to the lyrics of the song).

Lana Del Rey, who contributes vocals on the single, also appears almost ghostly, while Margaret Qualley, Antonoff’s wife, appears on a street corner in the video’s final moments.

In a press release, Bleachers (which will be released on March 8, 2024) has been described as the “ Antonoff’s very “New Jersey” take on the bizarre sensory contradictions of modern life, his position in culture, and the things he cares about. Sonically, it’s sad, it’s happy, it’s music for driving on the highway, for crying, and for dancing at weddings. There is something reassuring, tactile and concrete about this feeling: existing in crazy times but remembering what matters. »

Two months after the release of BleachersAntonoff and his acolytes will begin a North American tour.


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