John Forte recorded ‘Something To Lean On’ for the borough’s basketball team that recently moved from New Jersey.
The Brookyln Nets have had a very busy time recently, moving from New Jersey with a new name, logo, and high-tech stadium. The franchise also got a high-profile supporter and part owner: musician Jay Z. The basketball team has now introduced their new anthem, written and recorded by Brooklyn’s own John Forté, the Grammy-nominated singer songwriter.
The anthem, entitled ‘Something To Lean On’, is played before every game to introduce the team and get the crowd going. A video, featuring all of the players arriving at the stadium, is shown on the screens and everyone joins in with the “Brook-lyn, Brook-lyn” chant. Petra Pope, the Nets Senior Vice President who commissioned the song, told the NYTimes:
It speaks to who we are in Brooklyn. We’re in one of the coolest boroughs, and it had this great vibe while still making you want to cheer and chant, so it encompassed everything we were looking for.
You can check out the intro video for the anthem below: