Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff stopped Elvis Duran and the Morning Show to chat about his single “Alfie’s Song” on the Love, Simon soundtrack.
Antonoff, 34, told Elvis Duran the say that he is incredibly honored to be on the soundtrack of a such a moving film. He loves coming-of-age stories and feels like John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink) style movies are a lost genre. Jack got involved with film after they used two other Bleachers songs. He wrote “Alfie’s Song” after seeing the stand-alone movie without music.
“I was terrified that I’d screw it up. To get involved with film, it’s a big deal.” Jack later told us he wrote the song for his 2-year-old godson, “The movie is about first love. So I wanted to wring a song for a young kid about how hard it is. I wanted to say to a young kid, ‘Hey, this is going to hurt you again and again.'”
During his visit, Jack performed a stripped-down cover of Icona Pop’s “I Love It” that made Elvis cry!
“Everything you do, it just seems so effortless,” Duran told the Grammy award-winner.
Check out Bleachers’ latest album, Gone Now, out now. You can also catch Jack touring the US this spring, visiting Boston, Napa, Washington and more.