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The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn Announces Solo Album, Shares 9/11 Referencing Single “Newmyer’s Roof”

Faith in the Future Due Out September 11 via Partisan

Jun 17, 2015
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The Hold Steady's frontman Craig Finn will be releasing his second solo album on September 11. It's titled Faith in the Future and due out via Partisan. NPR premiered the lyric video for the album's first single, "Newmyer's Roof," which you can watch below. The video features the lyrics typed on an old typewriter and handwritten on postcards. The song talks about Finn watching the Twin Towers collapse on 9/11 from the rooftop of his friend Chris Newmyer, so the September 11 release date is likely no accident.

The album was produced by Josh Kaufman and recorded at The Isokon recording studio in Woodstock. "I had both the music and lyrics to these songs, though they changed a great deal in the studio," Finn explained in a press release. "There's a grandness to The Hold Steady that tends to make me write about bigger, more dramatic themes. Some of these songs are more mundane, with minor slices of life that wouldn't best be supported by the hugeness of a rock group. It wasn't always about what we wanted to put in, but what should we leave out? We didn't want to sermonize or moralize. Just let these songs, and characters, be."

If you pre-order the album through Pledge Music you will also get an EP featuring "Newmyer's Roof" and four non-album B-sides. Check out the lyric video below.

 



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