Bleachers frontman taking his childhood bedroom on tour
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Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff is taking his childhood bedroom on tour as a traveling art installation, according to Rolling Stone. The room, which was part of the New Jersey home in which Antonoff lived until he was 27 years old, will accompany the band in a trailer on their May and June tour dates in support of their new album Gone Now.
- Antonoff said in a statement that "every lyric and note (he's) ever written" since the age of 12 originated in that room.
- He wrote, "Started touring and would come home to this room. Wrote all the Steel Train songs in there, started Bleachers in this room while fun. was getting bigger and I was still living there. (Debut Bleachers album) Strange Desire came from this room, and now . . . this new album."
- Antonoff spoke a while back about the music he grew up listening to: "Popular music in the '90s was incredible -- the Smashing Pumpkins, it was Nirvana, it was Pearl Jam. So if I saw someone who was my age, I knew right off the bat that we were friends because we liked the same art. That's obviously something that doesn't exist anymore. We are way more linked to the early '90s and the early '70s."
- Antonoff explained his motivation for bringing the room on the road, saying, "The only way I was going to fully move on and live what I'm trying to live on Gone Now was to remove this room and freeze it. It speaks to how badly I want to enter the next phase of my life and how impossible it is for me to let go of what's gone."
- Gone Now will arrive on June 2nd. The first single from the set, "Don't Take The Money," was written with Lorde. Antonoff produced the New Zealand singer's upcoming second album, Melodrama.
- Gone Now follows up Bleachers' 2014 debut, Strange Desire, which featured the Number One single "I Wanna Get Better."