Watch: Albert Hammond Jr. - “Muted Beatings” Video

Francis Trouble Due Out March 9 via Red Bull Records

Feb 08, 2018
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The Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. is releasing a new solo album, Francis Trouble, on March 9 via Red Bull Records. Previously he shared its first single, "Muted Beatings," and performed the song on Conan. Now "Muted Beatings" has a video. Fraser RIGG directed the video, which stars Portia Doubleday and was shot on 35mm film 

Hammond Jr. had this to say about the video in a press release: "I followed Fraser into the abyss. He had a real vision he expressed by saying 'Love is the one thing that transcends time and space.' I felt like he was moved by the song and knew how to capture it visually.  I understood what he meant but to me the love didn't represent human connection. I knew It would be the most universal way to show it visually but I found myself realizing the cycle of who I was and what I was about to become, with the death of my old self and the birth of this new person, was what transcended time and space. That love for life, that lust for life is forever reshaping itself."

The album's title is inspired by the stillborn death of Hammond's twin brother, Francis. Hammond's mother miscarried and Francis was too premature to live, but Hammond continued growing in his mother's womb and was born later.

Hammond had this to say about the album in a previous press release: "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. Tour Dates:

2/13 Manchester UK @ Albert Hall*
2/14 Nottingham UK @ Rock City*
2/16 Newcastle Upon Tyne UK @ O2 Academy*
2/17 Glasgow UK @ O2 Academy*
2/19 Leeds UK @ O2 Academy*
2/20 Birmingham UK @ O2 Academy*
2/21 Bristol UK @ O2 Academy*
2/23 Cambridge UK @ Corn Exchange*
2/24 Brixton UK @ O2 Brixton Academy*
2/25 Brighton UK @ Brighton Dome*
2/27 Paris France @ Le Point Ephemere*
2/28 Amsterdam Netherlands @ Paradiso (Upstairs) *
3/01 London UK @ Dingwalls
3/06 San Francisco CA @ Great American Music Hall
3/07 West Hollywood CA @ Troubadour
3/08 Santa Ana CA @ Observatory
3/10 Phoenix AZ @ Flying Burrito Musical Fiesta
3/11 Santa Fe NM @ Meow Wolf
3/14 Austin TX @ SXSW
3/15 Austin TX @ SXSW
3/16 Austin TX @ SXSW
3/17 Austin TX @ SXSW
3/19 Dallas TX @ Tree's
3/20 Houston TX @ White Oak Music Hall
3/21 New Orleans LA @ One Eyed Jacks
3/23 Atlanta GA @ Terminal West
3/24 Birmingham AL @ Saturn
3/25 Nashville TN @ Exit In
3/27 Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall
3/28 Brooklyn NY @ Brooklyn Steel
3/30 Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church
4/01 Boston MA @ Middle East Downstairs
4/02 Montreal Canada @ L'astral
4/03 Toronto Canada @ The Horseshoe Tavern
4/05 Detroit Township MN @ Magic Bag
4/06 Chicago IL @ Bottom Lounge
4/07 St Paul MN @ Turf Club
4/10 Seattle WA @ The Crocodile
4/11 Vancouver Canada @ The Biltmore
4/12 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

* w/ Franz Ferdinand 

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