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Watch The Video For Fun.'s Jack Antonoff's Solo Project: Bleachers

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I watched this video by pure curiosity because I can’t say I am a fun. fan,.. I believe they make bombast music you find joyous (to say the least) when you listen to it for the first time, but after two times, you already know all the tricks, and after ten times you want to kick someone in the face… if I hear one more time this ‘Carry On’ song on the radio I am not sure I will be able to control myself.

Nevertheless these guys seem to be nice people and one of them, guitarist Jack Antonoff, has even a side project called Bleachers. He just released a video for his song ‘I Wanna Get Better’ directed by girlfriend and HBO’ favorite girl, Lena Dunham. Side project or not, this is the same sticky power pop type-of-song, the brand that wants to make you scream the chorus at the top of your lungs, the romping style that is trying way too hard to save you despite of everything. This song is no different and even Dunham’s interesting mise-en-scène can rescue the song. Antonoff plays a therapist who just got dumped by his girlfriend and has to deal with all kinds of impossible clients –a mad divorcee-to-be, a couple in crisis, an out-of-control adolescent, a trashy 20-something and her abortion dog, a neurotic businessman – very willing to participate in the song chorus ‘I wanna get better,… better’. The scenery is very Los Angeles and the gospelic chorus at the end very expected, but the song will probably be played to death on many radio stations until everyone gets sick of it. And even passed this step, KROQ will continue to play it throughout the summer. So why am I writing about it if I dislike it so much? I don’t really dislike it right now, but I will hate it in August, that’s for sure.

I watched it a few times, and I am sure the tall adolescent girl (also featured on the above cover of the single) is Arrow, the daughter of photographer Autumn de Wilde and drummer Aaron Sperske (Beachwood Sparks, Father John Misty, Ariel Pink, The Pernice Brothers)… don’t ask me how I know this!

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