Check out the new song 'Losing Touch'.
Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes returns as a soloist for his third studio album 'Momentary Masters' later this year, and he has already unveiled two brand new tracks. The latest is the anthemic 'Losing Touch', the perfect soundtrack to our summer.
Albert Hammond Jr. brings 'Momentary Masters' to us this summer
His third release comes five years following 2008's self-produced full length '¿Cómo Te Llama?', an album which was preceded by debut record 'Yours To Keep'. Since then, he has launched a five track EP entitled 'AHJ', produced by Gus Oberg and featuring last year's single 'Strange Tidings'.
'Momentary Masters' is an exciting new offering once again recorded at Hammond Jr.'s One Way Studios; a set-up located in a converted barn at his home in New York. It explores the world of bad decisions and misused chances, and generally the would-be regrets of an older person reflecting on their younger years. '[It's] a love letter to my past self', Hammond Jr. explains. 'I feel like the best songs I've written, as soon as I was done, I was like, 'Oh my God, I did it!' But in that split second that it comes, that feeling goes. It's the same thing when you find complete happiness, you find this complete low. I feel like that's what being creative is: It's you bouncing with emotion and what you capture in those bounces. Accept where you are and use it.'
'Losing Touch' is the latest track to be released; a bass heavy tune with catchy melodies combined with upbeat drums and scuzzy, nostalgic guitars. It follows first song premiere 'Born Slippy', which will make its official release on July 20th 2015 (or immediately, along with 'Losing Touch', for those who pre-order the album).
Hammond Jr. went solo in 2006, following a long and continuing history as the guitarist in The Strokes; a BRIT Award winning band with whom he has released five albums between 2001 and 2013. On his new album, he has been working with a variety of collaborators including Hammarsing Kharhmar from Brooklyn's Mon Khmer, Mikey Hart who's worked with Jack Antonoff's project Bleachers, and Jeremy Gustin who has previously worked alongside Delicate Steve and Marc Ribot.
He'll also be touring North America between September and November this year, with dates including Austin City Limits in October and Washington DC's Landmark Music Festival in September, both with The Strokes. The band will also play a show at London's Hyde Park for Barclaycard's British Summer Time Festival on June 18th, alongside special guests such as Beck, Future Islands and Temples.
'Momentary Masters' will be released globally on July 31st 2015 through Infectious Music
Listen to 'Losing Touch' here:
Caught By My Shadow
Coming To Getcha
Don't Think Twice
Drunched In Crumbs