Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff is stepping into the spotlight with Bleachers, the solo project he began working on during his other band's meteoric rise to fame. A few world tours later, with a brand-new breakout single ("I Wanna Get Better") under his belt, Antonoff headed to Woodshed Recording in Malibu, where he and producer John Hill (Santigold, Shakira) put the finishing touches on Bleachers' debut album, due later this spring. And he invited Rolling Stone into the studio to document the process.
Here's our behind-the-scenes look at the making of Bleachers' album, beginning at the front gates of Woodshed, chosen by Hill because it offered few distractions.
"I feel like anytime you record in New York or Los Angeles, you always end up having to go to dinner or something, and it just sort of fucks up the recording," Antonoff explained. "So John was like, 'Well, why don’t we go somewhere a little bit out of the way?' It was a fucking pain in the ass to get there every day, but once you were there, we were very secluded. The only thing to do was finish the album and think about what we were gonna have for lunch." By James Montgomery