Skip to content

Jack Antonoff (Bleachers) "I Wanna Get Better" Video Reviewed

how fun

how fun

Jack Antonoff of fun. released a music video (directed by girlfriend Lena Dunham) for his song, “I Wanna Get Better” and now I’m pretty sure I like his side project, Bleachers, more that fun.  He’s a genius, and I had no idea that he had this in him.  He has a fantastic voice and incredible lyric abilities.

The video features Jack as a therapist, just dumped, listening to other people’s problems and pleads of ‘I wanna get better’ but not actively doing anything about it.  He seems distressed, distracted, disgusted.  It’s interesting how the video captures his apathy and obvious efforts to be empathetic but he’s just having a hard time.  It’s really well done.
As for the lyrics, they’re powerful on their own.  “I didn’t know I was broken until I wanted to change” is a line in the chorus that definitely sums up the main theme of the song, and is really relatable.  I’m sure a lot of people can identify with this.  It’s hard to even recognize that’s something wrong until you decide to change.  It’s stunning and I was really blown away by it.
“She said to get better so I put a bullet where I shoulda put a helmet and I crashed my car cos I wanna get carried away; that’s why I’m standing on the overpass screaming at myself, ‘HEY I wanna get better!’”  This bit is what got to me the most, and hit me really hard.  First off, the imagery is heartbreaking.  I love how honest and scary it is, along with a hint of hope.  It stands out the most to me and I can’t get enough of this line, and how well it fits.  In the video, it’s when Jack finally says something and speaks up and stands up for himself, so that makes it even more powerful.
I’m thoroughly impressed by Antonoff, and his extensive talent I had no idea existed.

Leave a Comment


Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 1-27-23 – 2-2-23

By Iman Lababedi | February 7, 2023 |

Miley makes it three at the top

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1983 (Volume 14, Number 12)

By Steve Crawford | February 7, 2023 |

kind of soulful

Going Steady: New singles 2-3-22 – 2-9-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2023 |

better than you remember

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Recorded release 2-10-23 -2-16-23

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2023 |

it has been four years since her last long player

How to Get Your Music Noticed

By Emma Hil | February 5, 2023 |

quickly get your music noticed

Press Releases For February: Here Are The Artists

By Alyson Camus | February 5, 2023 |

A fast rock & roll song performed with a retro punk vibe

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1983 (Volume 14, Number 11)

By Steve Crawford | February 5, 2023 |

the final issue edited by Susan Whitall

Best Albums Of 2023 Alphabetically By Artist Ending January 31st

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2023 |

hard rock meets classic rock meets Americana

L.A. Burning: West Coast Concert Picks February 6th To 12th

By Alyson Camus | February 4, 2023 |

Chuck D is at the Grammy Museum

On The Red Carpet For The Screening Of “The Beast Inside” At The Angelica Cinema, Sunday, January 29th, 2023: pictures by Billy Hess

By admin | February 4, 2023 |

a powerhouse performance by Sadie Katz and SohoJohnny as you never thought you’d see him

Scroll To Top