First, I Am A Camera dropped that ’80s-leaning remix of Beyoncé’s “Pretty Hurts,” and now Bleachers’ have released their new throwback jam, “Rollercoaster“? Damn, it’s almost like all of pop music has conspired to hit us right in the New Wave feels this week.
Over an instrumental that’s like some brilliant mix of General Public’s “Tenderness” and The Psychedelic Furs’ “Pretty In Pink,” frontman Jack Antonoff sings: “So, come a little closer/ There is something I could tell you/ You are such a roller coaster/ And a killer queen you are.”
Congratulations, Manic Pixie Dream Girls of the world, your anthem has arrived.
Keep an eye out for the MTV Artist To Watch’s debut studio album, Strange Desire, when it drops on July 15. The LP’s got features from Grimes (“Take Me Away”) and Yoko Ono (“I’m Ready To Move On/Wild Heart Reprise,” which is literally more Grimes and Yoko Ono features than any other album ever.
That’s still over a month away, so why not watch this exclusive MTV Artist To Watch “Rollercoaster” performance that Bleachers recorded for us?