Melodies In Hiatus

Rebecca Varidel
23rd Jun 2023

ALBERT HAMMOND JR'S NEW SOLO ALBUM 'MELODIES ON HIATUS' IS OUT NOW VIA RED BULL RECORDS 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.

“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,” 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.
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 before Melodies On Hiatus 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.

Photo credit Scott Cameron