The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
Generally, when you make a name for yourself in the music scene with a critically-acclaimed, successful band, you don't usually branch out to do your own thing. Of course, there have been a few exceptions to this notion: Gwen Stefani of No Doubt, who took a break to pursue a solo career; Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie, who surprised everyone with the Postal Service; Matt Sharp (formerly) of Weezer, who decided to get his synth on with the Rentals; Jack White of the White Stripes, who went southern with the Raconteurs; and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas, who followed in Stefani's footsteps.
Another name can be added to that list: Albert Hammond, Jr.
After getting his start with the Strokes in 1998, Albert Hammond, Jr. took a break in 2006 to release a solo record, Yours To Keep. Following some critical praise, he continued work on his project, ultimately penning enough tracks to release 2008's Como Te Llama?, an album that certainly steps in the right direction after an already great debut.
Check out the video Albert Hammond, Jr.'s "GfC" from his new album, Como Te Llama? below!