New Anthem Written For Brooklyn
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: