Albert Hammond Jr has shared eight brand new solo songs.
The guitarist will be on tour this summer with The Strokes, hitting spots across North America and Europe. Touching down for a headline spot at All Points East in London, the band will also be looking after their respective solo careers.
Take Albert Hammond Jr. The guitarist intends to release new album ‘Melodies On Hiatus’ on June 23rd, and it contains a whopping 19 tracks. Says the man himself…
“I’m going through changes and these songs reflect behaviours and moments of mine that—as time has gone on—have taken shape and become universal. I get asked about the meaning or big picture of this album, but it’s just that writing songs and creating is who I am and feels like why I exist. My goal is to have my music be part of someone’s life, part of their fabric, and this feels like the best collection of music I’ve made and my best attempt at achieving that.”
A broad-ranging record, the guitarist has just shared a new eight song update on streaming, giving fresh insight into the path the record takes. Alongside this, he’s sketched out a video for ‘Old Man’, a spiky track that blends Strokes-esque indie punk aspects with shades of Tom Petty’s Americana visions.
Directed by collaborators Angela Ricciardi and Silken Weinberg, you can check out the video now. Once more from the man himself…
“‘Old Man’ is a song about the passage of time and the realisations that come with it. Musically, it came to me the quickest of any song on the record. Even Colin’s intro was one take. He didn’t even know what he was gonna play. He just played that and could never top it. Was an incredible moment to be a part of.”
Check out ‘Old Man’ below.
Photo Credit: Scottie Cameron