After releasing two New Jersey–indebted Bleachers tracks last week, Jack Antonoff has launched a new series of conversations with other celebrities from the state. In the first episode, he discusses The Sopranos and the landscape of New Jersey with Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, who grew up in Essex County. Listen below.
In a press release, Antonoff said:
i’m from a strange place. i want to understand it and why i sound like it. why all the hope and pain that new jersey carries is so present with me. the way we hug the city. how we are so close but light years away. living in that big shadow. a punch line to some, zion to others.
Jack Antonoff released “chinatown” (featuring Bruce Springsteen) and “45” last week. He’s readying his third Bleachers album for a 2021 release.
Revisit Pitchfork’s feature “Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff Is Your Favorite Pop Star’s Secret Weapon.”