Listen to New Bleachers Song Dedicated to Jack Antonoff's Late Sister, 'Everybody Lost Somebody'
The songs we've heard from Bleachers' second album so far have focused on a fun, new wave-y vibe, from the Lorde-featuring bouncer "Don't Take the Money" to the Carly Rae Jepsen-blessed space pop jam "Hate That You Know Me." But on the just-released third track, "Everybody Lost Somebody," leader Jack Antonoff gets serious for four minutes.
With its slower tempo, more urgent vocals and introspective lyrics, "Everybody" is clearly a more sobering song, inspired by the loss of Antonoff's younger sister in high school. While it still bears the Bleachers' signature 1980s bounce -- down to the saxophone breaks -- Antonoff has bigger things on his mind this time around.
Antonoff explained the song's significance in a lengthy essay posted on Twitter on Friday morning, in which he writes, "As you know if you've been listening to my music for a bit I lost my sister when I was 18. That in some way informs everything I do and everything I write. This song is a massive shift and a statement for what Gone Now is because its the first time I feel conversational about this loss and not just here to document it. That's something I could have never imagined in the past but is the heart and soul of my new work and why I felt that I had something worth releasing."
Listen to the song:
"Everybody Lost Somebody" will appear on Bleachers' upcoming album, Gone Now, due out on June 2. The group will kick off their spring tour on May 14 with an appearance at Atlanta's Shaky Knees Festival perform and they just announced a gig playing on Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series on Aug. 11.