Albert Hammond Jr anuncia un nuevo LP y gira (escucha “Muted Beatings”)
Albert Hammond Jr de The Strokes lanzará su nuevo trabajo discográfico como solista, ‘Francis Trouble’, estará disponible el 9 de marzo a través de Red Bull Records.
El título del disco, y gran parte del concepto del mismo, trata sobre la muerte de su hermano gemelo, Francis. En el que demuestra los personal que se convierte para el este disco, y se ve reflejado en su comunicado de prensa:
“In November of 1979, Hammond Jr’s mother, Claudia, miscarried. Although they rushed to the hospital, Claudia and Albert Hammond Sr. were told that the baby was far too premature to live. Albert continued to grow inside of his mother undetected until she was nearly six months pregnant.
Although he had always known of the existence of Francis, it was not until he was 36 years old that he learned from an aunt that part of Francis had remained behind in the womb and was born alongside him – a fingernail. With his music moving in a different path than before, Hammond Jr wondered if this new direction came from another avenue of himself, perhaps emanating from whatever he and the departed Francis had shared for the few short months they had together.”
Esto puede sonar un poco pesado, y lo es, pero Hammond dice: “What the music says may be serious, but as a medium it should not be questioned, analyzed or taken too seriously. I think it should be tarted up, made into a character, a parody of itself. The music is the mask the message wears and I, the performer, am the message.”
Albert Hammond JR, actualmente está de gira con The Killers, abrirá para Franz Ferdinand en el Reino Unido y realizará su propio Tour por Norte América en primavera.
Puedes escuchar primer sencillo del álbum, ‘Muted Beatings’ ,ver a Albert y su banda interpretar la canción en CONAN, a continuación, junto a la portada del álbum y el tracklist:
Albert Hammond Jr – Francis Trouble tracklist:
- Far Away Truths
- Muted Beatings
- Set to Attack
- Tea for Two
- Stop and Go
- Rocky’s Late Night
- Harder, Harder, Harder