Jack Antonoff debuted new music in NYC’s Union Square earlier today by hiding USB drives with his new Bleachers single “Don’t Take The Money” inside a piñata created in his likeness. He teased a time and location on Instagram this morning and fans were able to bust open the container with a baseball bat left beside it shortly before 5PM.
“Don’t Take The Money” is a typically gleaming, ’80s-indebted synth-pop track from the indie pop star and producer and was previously teased as the lead single from a sophomore Bleachers LP out later this year. It’s reportedly a co-write with his friend and collaborator Lorde, who can be heard on backing vocals toward the end. (Remember Lorde staged a surprise IRL preview event hours before dropping her own Antonoff collab “Green Light” earlier this month.) The duo reportedly performed “Don’t Take The Money” at an MTV Unplugged taping last week.
UPDATE: Lorde confirms her involvement.
“Don’t Take The Money” is out via RCA Records.