Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus

Album: The New Abnormal (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • Here, Strokes lead vocalist Julian Casablancas reminisces on memories of his past; he calls out the '80s bands of his youth and remembers someone who wrongly thought he was his friend. Now he yearns for new relationships, which as a fortysomething father of two he finds difficult.

    I want new friends, but they don't want me
    They're making plans while I watch TV


    On the bridge, Casablancas references his ex-wife, former Strokes assistant manager Juliet Joslin, whom he divorced in 2019 after 14 years of marriage.

    The less that I know, the deeper I go
    Juliet, I adore
    The deeper I get, the less that I know
    Diminishing returns, oh


    The older he gets, the less Casablancas understands the younger generation.
  • The song title does not appear in the lyrics. However, Brooklyn Bridge is located in New York, where Casablancas grew up.
  • The Strokes recorded "Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus" at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, California with producer Rick Rubin.

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