Jack Antonoff’s New Band Bleachers Premiere First Video ‘I Wanna Get Better’ [VIDEO]
Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff has been keeping busy with a new band called Bleachers, and the electro-pop group released the music video for their debut single titled ‘I Wanna Get Better.’
Antonoff revealed to MTV in February that the band Bleachers was a result of working on a side project in between tour dates while traveling around with fun. The musician revealed that he kept the project quiet for almost a year with only his immediate family in the know, as well as a few musician friends including Taylor Swift and Hayley Williams.
‘I Wanna Get Better,’ which is directed by Antonoff’s real-life girlfriend Lena Dunham (TV’s ‘Girls’), opens with Antonoff chasing his girlfriend as she makes a dramatic exit from their modest apartment complex. “If you can even begin to examine yourself the way you examine everyone else…maybe we could get somewhere,” she says as she leaves.
The song begins and Antonoff is seen working as a therapist and talking to his clients and their tormented issues. The actors participating in Antonoff’s therapy sessions include cameos by Mary Kay Place (‘Big Love’), Retta (‘Parks and Recreation’) and Rizwan Manji (‘Better Off Ted’). Each client tirelessly tells Antonoff of their problems as well as mouthing the lyrics to the song, all while Antonoff is seemingly distracted by his own issues.
Fans of fun. will be happy to know that Antonoff is still very much a part of fun. and is not leaving the band for the Beachers project. Bleachers will be releasing their first album in the spring of 2014.