Summer Hits: Jack Antonoff on Bleachers “Stop Making This Hurt”


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We’ve been wanting to speak with Jack Antonoff since we started Switched On Pop back in 2014. We've had countless hours of conversation sound tracked to his productions with artists like Taylor Swift, Lorde, Lana Del Ray starting in just our second episode. When we wrote a book about 21st century pop, we devoted a chapter to the song “We Are Young” by his band, Fun.

And so we're excited to finally sit down with him to hear about how he approaches his own work. He has a new album out with his band Bleachers called Take the Sadness out of Saturday Night. And for our series on Summer Hits, we wanted to start our conversation with Jack Antonoff about the song “Stop Making this Hurt.”

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Songs Discussed

Bleachers - Chinatown (feat. Bruce Springsteen)

Bleachers - How Dare You Want More

Bleachers - Secret Life

Bleachers - Stop Making This Hurt

Bleachers - What'd I Do With All This Faith?

Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland

Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen

Fleetwood Mac - Bleed to Love Her (Live at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, CA 52397)

Fleetwood Mac - Bleed to Love Her

Lana Del Rey - Mariners Apartment Complex

Television - 1880 Or So

The Strokes - New York City Cops

Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love

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