"Anytime I write a song, I want it to play on loudspeakers all over the entire world."
In the new issue of TIME, Jack Antonoff tells us all about the making of Strange Desire, his new album under the name Bleachers, out July 15. Below, you can hear an acoustic version of the album track “Shadow,” recorded live at SiriusXM and premiering exclusively at TIME.
“Anytime I write a song, I want it to play on loudspeakers all over the entire world—that’s what everyone is secretly thinking when working on songs and albums, so why not go for it?” he says. “The songs are meant to be played in a big setting. They’re meant for a lot of people. They weren’t meant for me and my friends.”