This one’s about to explode.
His band, Fun, won the 2013 Grammys for Best New Artist and Song of the Year
His girlfriend, Lena Dunham, is a famous actor and television writer
His new side project band, Bleachers, has attracted some famous and massive social media fans such as Taylor Swift
Bleachers’ first release, I Wanna Get Better, debuted last week and is slowly gaining momentum. Although the recently released lyric (and official video) version of their song on YouTube is currently hovering at just over 6,000 hits, I expect to see this song scream up the charts within the next two weeks.
Fast paced, driving tempo mixed with off-beat, slightly-retro sounding lead vocals will suck you in until the anthem chorus hooks you, and drags you from the edges of the crowd, headlong into the fist-pumping, head-bopping fanbase and singing along.
Then you’ll press repeat.
And then you’ll do it again.
Antonoff has found the perfect progression from Fun’s music style, evolving it and adding his own touch with Bleachers. And while “I Wanna Get Better” didn’t scream onto the chart scene, it’s quickly gaining fans and momentum. The album is scheduled for release this spring, and Antonoff will kick off his concert tours in April after making an appearance at SXSW in March. While the currently announced venues and ticket prices are still small and affordable, I expect that to change quickly as their fame grows. Grab yours now while you still can!
So I put a bullet where I should have put a helmet, and I crash my car ’cause I wanna’ get carried away… I didn’t know I was broken till I wanted to change. I wanna’ get better!
~ I Wanna Get Better, Bleachers