Strokes' guitarist, Albert Hammond Jr. releases another stellar solo record. Francis Trouble, available here on LP and CD.
Hammond’s new album is set to be his most personal yet, with ‘Francis Trouble’ dealing with the stillborn death of his twin brother Francis. Francis was lost due to miscarriage, while Hammond continued to grow inside the womb. However, at the age of 36, Hammond learned that part of his brother also remained in the womb and was born alongside him – but just a fingernail. As a result, this record is “a homage to both the death of his twin and his own birth, as well as the complexities of identity that arise because of their intermingling”.