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It's interesting how musicians handle touring. Some see the trek as an opportunity for endless partying - as much debauchery as humanly or inhumanly possible. Get fall down wasted before, during and after a show. Throw in a couple of arrests (public drunkenness, disorderly conduct or lewd behavior) and it's a great tour.

Of course, there are those who use the downtime between shows more productively. Take Jack Antonoff, who developed a new project while on the road with his band Fun. He kept his one man band a secret right up until the release of Bleachers debut single "I Wanna Get Better" (don't we all).






"I spent the past year working on the music but not talking about it, and eventually it became this psychotic alter-ego situation, where it was second nature to have this part of me that no one knew about," said Antonoff. "No one was aware that this music, or this album even existed ... even though it existed so deeply to me."

With assurances that Antonoff was still committed to Fun, he issued the full-length "Strange Desire" in '14 under the Bleachers moniker.

Three years on, Antonoff was quoted saying that Bleacher's second album, '17's "Gone Now," was his masterpiece. He wrote or co-wrote all the tracks and produced or co-produced all but one track.

To help complete his 'masterpiece' Lorde ("Royals") sang on "Don't Take The Money" and pop singer Julia Michaels ("Issues"), singer/songwriter Sam Andrew and singer/songwriter and Canadian Idol contestant Carley Rae Jespen ("Call Me Maybe"), were heard on the track "Hate That You Know Me."


Bleachers Discography

Album:

2014 Strange Desire
2017 Gone Now

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