Toronto-based trio Bleeker have returned with their latest single, “James Dean” from their forthcoming EP, Problems, due out this fall. The official music video was directed by Jeff Scheven (TV On The Radio, Givenchy, Diamond Rings).
Produced by Dave “Sluggo” Katz (Katy Perry, Neon Trees) and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83, Phoenix), “James Dean” sees Bleeker in a state of growth, showcased by amplifying alternative anthems with stadium-sized spirit. Powered by airy synths and a sweeping refrain, “I just want to be like James Dean, runnin’ wild, young and free”, the song’s rebellious energy mirrors the titular subject.
“It has a real Americana feel,” singer Taylor Perkins explains of the song, “That was the vibe. Everyone goes through really hard times. Life weighs down on all of us. The chorus is meant to uplift and encourage you to dream a little bit.”