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Less than a decade ago, seemingly unstoppable pop music polymath Jack Antonoff embarked on a prolific career as a collaborator and producer to a vast array of relevant artists from Taylor Swift and Lorde to Lana Del Rey and St. Vincent. While Antonoff's prolific contributions to popular music of the 2010s and '20s may occasionally overshadow his origins as an integral figure in the '00s indie scene, such influences on his current output ought not be underestimated.
Baby we were born to run (out of ideas). Despite the blatant Springsteen worship, Antonoff still manages to pull a rabbit out of his hat.
Jack Antonoff is one of the most recognized figures in mainstream music today. He was the man behind the scenes on instant pop classics like Taylor Swift's 1989, Lorde's Melodrama, and Lana Del Rey's Norman Fucking Rockwell!, and his solo debut under the Bleachers moniker, Strange Desire, remains a stalwart of indie summer playlists.
The trail of desire that leads to Jack Antonoff, writer and producer of some of the biggest pop albums released within the past decade, is a perplexing phenomenon to follow. Aside from being a songwriter unafraid to feel and express things loud and proud, what is it about Antonoff that makes him the most sought-after record producer alive? Is it ingenuity and a forward-thinking production style that constantly pushes the envelope? No, that's not Jack. Antonoff as a songwriter and producer is an agreeable safe bet who caters his own one-man-band talents to each and every artist he finds himself producing for.