Jack Antonoff "almost died" filming the latest Bleachers video. And while there were no weapons or maniacs involved, an accident is bound to happen when you're performing atop a cruising ice cream truck.
The fun. guitarist released the video for "Rollercoaster" on Tuesday (October 28), a day after his friend Taylor Swift dropped 1989, which he co-produced. The clip, directed by Richard Shepard, was somewhat dangerous to film, he said.
"The idea of getting on top of a car and playing on a highway felt distinctly '90s in a way that excited me about videos I saw growing up. Didn't think it would be acutely dangerous --- the brakes ended up going out and we literally almost died," Antonoff said of the video, according to Pitchfork. "There's something special about almost dying for a video. Beyond that, 'Rollercoaster' was written while I was driving home on the NJ turnpike. The song always felt like driving on a highway to me sonically."
Antonoff released Bleachers' debut album Strange Desire earlier this year. Here's the live version from when Bleachers was MTV's Artist to Watch: