In the visual, the two rockers celebrate their shared New Jersey roots as they drive around in an old convertible. In a separate scene, Antonoff dons a cheeky t-shirt emblazoned with the message, “Welcome to New Jersey. Now, go home.”
“I’ll take you out of the city/ Honey, right into the shell/ ‘Cause I wanna find tomorrow/ Yeah I wanna find tomorrow/ With a girl like you/ My Chinatown girl/ Sittin’ on your front stoop/ Cryin’ out the crazy,” the pair croon on the chorus over sparkling synths and jangly percussion.
In addition to “Chinatown,” Bleachers also dropped acoustic guitar-driven companion single “45.” Both tracks mark the first new music by the pop band since their 2017 sophomore album Gone Now, and are set to be included on Bleachers’ upcoming third studio effort.
In the interim, Antonoff also contributed a number of songs to the soundtrack for 2018’s Love, Simon, including lead single “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song),” and dropped Bleachers’ live MTV Unplugged album.
Since his last studio set with Bleachers, Antonoff has kept busy as one of pop music’s most in-demand producers, crafting tracks and overseeing production on hit albums including Lana Del Rey‘s Norman Fucking Rockwell!, The Chicks‘ Gaslighter and Taylor Swift‘s Reputation, Lover and Folklore — the latter of which holds the record for the biggest debut of 2020.
Watch the video for “Chinatown” and stream “45” below.