The musician reveals he always seeks out creative advice from his inner circle, and having some of the industry's top artists on call has been instrumental in developing his sound, particularly for his band's upcoming release, "Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night".
He told Rolling Stone magazine, "The best records are made with a small group of people that really believe in something. My group is like me, my manager, my A&R person who doesn't even work on my label anymore - he's just a really close person to me."
"Then my family, and some artists like Lana. I always play some for Ella [Lorde]. Taylor, of course."
Antonoff even enjoyed a long drive with rock icon Springsteen to hear his take on the new tracks.
"Bruce is deeply in the group," he continued. "I played him the whole record the other day. We took a drive and listened to it."
"If I was trying to make an album that everyone in the world was supposed to like, I would ask everyone in the world, but I'm trying to make an album that's for my people. So I'm playing it for my people."
Asked what kind of feedback they give him, he said, "Endless. I wasn't totally sure about [the song] 91 opening the album. Bruce was like, 'No, that's the move.' "
The guitarist continued, "Taylor was a big part of giving me a push to release [previous Bleachers single] 'I Wanna Get Better'. I was sending her songs for that first Bleachers album [2014's 'Strange Desire']. I thought maybe 'Rollercoaster' should come first, which would have been such a bad idea, too safe.
" 'I Wanna Get Better' is a f**king life story in three minutes. And I listened, because I really respect her. But everyone in that world is sort of equal. My mum's input is just as valid."