After weeks of teasing a likely return with new music, Bleachers has finally shared their new single "Stop Making This Hurt."
The new track arrived Tuesday alongside a video directed by Carlotta Kohl. It comes with news of Bleachers' third album Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night, which is coming July 30 via RCA Records.
"'Stop Making This Hurt’ is what you get when we are not allowed to go play for our people," says Bleachers mastermind Jack Antonoff. "It’s a line that had been ringing in my head for years. I fell into a dark place after a loss and then starting to have that feeling of rage towards the depression—which is when you know there’s a way out. Started looking at the people close to me in my life and finding all the ways we keep ourselves from breaking through."
He adds: "Then the pandemic hit and I got the band in a room and we played like we may never play again. At that point it took on another meaning. Found myself banging at the door of the next phase of my life and to open brings up all the darkness from the past and what’s holding you back. I could intellectualize it for days but what I'm truly left with is a voice in my head shouting 'Stop Making This Hurt.'"
See Antonoff dance his way through a diner (it gets pretty lively) in the video for "Stop Making This Hurt" below.