Brian Fallon Talks About ‘Sleepwalkers’

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Brian Fallon recently at down with Upset Magazine to talk about his new album:


    Due for release in February, Sleepwalkers was recorded over the summer of 2017 with ’59 Sound producer Tedd Hutt. Despite the familiar faces, Fallon is still trying to push the way he writes songs in new directions. “I had these handclaps loops like drum loops. So I would start out with that kind of shuffle and look at it through the eyes of the punk rock that I grew up on and then add the Vox Continental [organ], writing riffs on that and almost using that riff as a loop, which I’ve never done before.”

    “The record flipped a little bit from the more folk-oriented thing on Painkillers to a more R&B, punk-leaning thing. It’s such a drastic shift that you’ve got to get some different people and some new blood sometimes to do that because it requires a different finesse and a different perspective.”

    Spoiler: I’m a fan, I think it’s a nice, confident step up from Painkillers.

     
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  2. Honeymagnolia

    Regular

    Looking forward to this.

    Was awesome to the the Killers covering Gaslight.

    Really enjoy Brian's solo stuff but will always want to hear and see Gaslight again so it is good to hear they still hang out and get on.
     
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  3. Loki

    God of mischief

    I really don't know how he can top Painkillers in my eyes, but I am sure this will be wonderful. I have played the lead single to death.
     
  4. Steeeve Perry

    Regular

    I really dug Painkillers, especially Nobody Wins and Honey Magnolia. Looking forward to this one.
     
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  5. BShibla

    Newbie

    As someone who lives in the Asbury Park area I've been really biased towards loving everything Brian has done. However, I only liked select songs off Painkillers and really don't enjoy the new single "Forget Me Not" at all. I think it's very cheesy lyrically and doesn't really seem like his style. I'm really hopeful the album is different and has songs I can get into like on his Horrible Crowes effort.
     
  6. Steeeve Perry

    Regular

    If Forget Me Not is much indication, I don't think he's going for a Horrible Crowes vibe...
     
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  7. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Stoked to hear this
     
  8. Guilherme Brandao

    Regular

    I was never trully hooked on Painkillers but it definitely had some great tunes in it.
    This description grabbed my attention. Will check the album out when it drops.