Yup, that Jack Antonoff. You know him from the Grammy Award-winning act Fun. and his new endeavor Bleachers, but did you know he’s got his start covering NOFX and Rancid? On this episode, Antonoff discusses his ongoing love affair with punk rock, what it’s like to go from the DIY world to writing with Taylor Swift and how Bleachers was inspired by a serious of catastrophic events he experienced as a teenager. In true Going Off Track fashion this episode is equal parts funny and melancholy but like Antonoff’s latest hit “I Wanna Get Better,” there’s an underlying theme of hopefulness that’s a testament to the power of music and perseverance of the human condition.
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