Bleachers is the side-project of songwriter and sometime-fun. drummer Jack Antonoff, who formed the band whilst he was on tour with Nate Ruess and co., last year.
In February, the New York-based outfit released their first single I Wanna Get Better via RCA as a precursor to the July Stateside release of their debut album Strange Desire. The record, issued via RCA, went on to peak at #11 on America’s Billboard 200 album chart countdown and now here we have the official music video for its second cut, Rollercoaster.
Set against a bursting backdrop of spirited drums and guitars, and subtly springing synths that explode in to an anthemic summer sing-along chorus, the song’s lyrics recapture the story of a flash-in-a-pan summer romance that leaves a lasting memory on the frontman. The tale though is far from cloying or cliche, and the snapshot-indicative sentiment that they evoke goes some way to explaining why Mr Antonoff has become a good song-writing pal of pop connoisseur du jour, Taylor Swift – he co-penned the blinding buzz single Out of the Woods and I Wish You Would from Tay’s new album 1989.
The video for Rollercoaster received its premiere on VEVO earlier today and sees Antonoff’s tour bus being pursued by his aforementioned fleeting flame. Catch the clip below and, download Strange Desire on iTunes now. If you’re in the UK, you will have to hold that thought but, with I Wanna Get Better now scheduled for an official UK iTunes release on 18 January, I doubt very much that you’ll have to wait too long before the band’s success lands on shores farther afield.