‘Melodies On Hiatus’, the highly-anticipated new solo album from Albert Hammond Jr—globally renowned guitarist, singer-songwriter and founding member of the Grammy Award-winning band The Strokes—is out today via Red Bull Records— Listen here: https://ffm.to/melodiesonhiatus
“I’m going through changes and these songs reflect behaviors and moments of mine that—as time has gone on—have taken shape and become universal,” Hammond Jr explains. “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.”
Additionally, Hammond Jr unveils the video for “One Chance” today—watch here. Directed by Angela Ricciardi and Silken Weinberg, the new video is the next in a series of episodic videos following “Memo of Hate,” “100-99” featuring GoldLink and “Old Man.”
Hammond Jr will embark on the On Hiatus Tour this fall with multiple sold-out stops in New York and Los Angeles and support from Rainsford—see full routing below and get tickets here.
With contributions from GoldLink, Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) and Rainsford, ‘Melodies on Hiatus’ features production by Gus Oberg and was co-written remotely with Simon Wilcox, mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, M83, Metric, Chromeo) and mastered by Dave Cooley (Paramore, Spoon, Tame Impala, Jimmy Eat World). Read Hammond Jr’s first interview about the new album with The FADER here and a recent interview with Stereogum here.
With over 185 million lifetime streams, Albert Hammond Jr has released four solo albums including ‘Yours to Keep’ (2006), ‘¿Cómo Te Llama?’ (2008), ‘Momentary Masters’ (2015) and ‘Francis Trouble’ (2018). His critically acclaimed work has been praised by outlets including NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum and many others. He’s also performed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and at a host of major festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Primavera Sound and more.
Hammond Jr.’s music appeals to fans across the globe and in this region, Indonesia is one of his top 20 most streamed countries. Additionally, Hammond Jr. and his band The Strokes will be headlining at We The Fest (Indonesia) and Good Vibes Festival (Malaysia) at the end of July and also performing a standalone concert in Singapore in August.
‘MELODIES ON HIATUS’ Tracklist:
1. 100-99 feat. GoldLink
2. Downtown Fred
3. Old Man
5. Thoughtful Distress feat. Matt Helders & Steve Stevens
7. Memo of Hate
8. Home Again
9. I Got You
10. Caught by Night
11. Dead Air
12. One Chance
13. Remember feat. Rainsford
15. Fast Kitten
16. I’d Never Leave
17. Never Stop
18. False Alarm
19. Alright Tomorrow feat. Rainsford