The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon has debuted yet another one of his brand new solo tracks, a pleasantly raspy singalong ballad titled "Smoke," which will appear on his upcoming release, Painkillers.
The Gaslight Anthem entered an indefinite hiatus immediately following the release of their celebrated 2014 album Get Hurt, after which Fallon began working on his solo material. "Smoke" is now the third solo single released by the artist, the first of which was a song titled "A Wonderful Life," followed closely by "Nobody Wins."
Like Fallon's first two singles, "Smoke" has a clear Country base but will captivate any listener with its catchy chorus and energetic hooks, more so than your typical acoustic track. Fallon's raspy voice seems to be a perfect match for the song's cheerful vibe, which as an electric version, could have easily fit within a Gaslight Anthem record.
Regarding the band's hiatus, a statement was issued by the New Jersey pop rock outfit saying "We'd like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record... We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us."
Painkillers, which was produced by Butch Walker (who has previously worked with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban), is due out March 11 via Island Records. It is currently available for pre-order via iTunes, where you will obtain the first three singles instantly.
Fallon will recruit Gaslight Anthem guitarist Alex Rosamilia, The Horrible Crowes' Ian Perkins, as well as Molly & The Zombies bassist Catherine Popper for his upcoming Painkillers Tour in the U.S. this March.