Jack Antonoff has released a new Bleachers song, “Don’t Take the Money.” It is from the band’s forthcoming yet unannounced sophomore album. The song seems to feature vocals from Lorde, who Antonoff co-wrote the song with, he confirmed in a tweet. Antonoff left a piñata effigy of himself in New York City’s Union Square earlier today and when fans broke it open, they found USB drives with the new song. Bleachers’ last album Strange Desire came out in 2014.
It was announced earlier this month that Antonoff is set to live-score a screening of The Breakfast Club in Los Angeles which will happen tomorrow. Check out Bleachers’ upcoming tour dates below as well as his statement about the song.
“Don’t Take the Money” is a phrase I say in my head all the time. It has nothing to do with actual money. It means to follow the light. Don’t ignore a gut feeling. “Don’t take the money.” I repeat it to myself when I’m trying to stay on track. Specifically in this song I’m writing about my relationship and the verse and chorus run quickly through the past and the fight leading to the euphoria of seeing the light with someone else.