Thursday November 16, 2017

How Jack Antonoff became pop music's biggest secret weapon

Bleachers' Jack Antonoff with Ali Hassan in the q studio in Toronto, Ont.

Bleachers' Jack Antonoff with Ali Hassan in the q studio in Toronto, Ont. (Melody Lau/CBC)

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Jack Antonoff has had a good year or, perhaps, a good decade. In addition to releasing his sophomore album, Gone Now, under his solo moniker, Bleachers, Antonoff has become a secret weapon for the biggest names in pop music. He has written with people like Lorde, St. Vincent, Tegan and Sara and Taylor Swift.

Today, Antonoff joins guest host Ali Hassan to perform some songs from his latest album. He'll also discuss his songwriting process, and how he separates his own work from the work he does with other musicians.

— Produced by Mitch Pollock