Albert Hammond Jr. releases new video

Albert Hammond Jr. releases new video
Albert Hammond Jr.

This year Albert Hammond Jr. released his fourth studio album Francis Trouble. Today, Hammond Jr is pleased to share the official video for the single “Far Away Truths,” which was directed by his wife Justyna who also creates all the lighting for his live shows. Albert Hammond Jr. plays his next show on June 14th in Rensselaer, NY.

Justyna talks about the video:

‘Sometimes making music videos takes months, sometimes weeks, I do it in days. I was lucky to work with my wife, Justyna, directing and the legend Tobias Rylander creating visuals that echo the Francis Trouble album art,’ says Hammond Jr.

Francis Trouble explores a deeply personal topic – the stillborn death of his twin brother, Francis, and the lingering effects that event has had in his life and music. In November of 1979, Hammond Jr’s mother, Claudia, miscarried. Although they rushed to the hospital, Claudia and Albert Hammond Sr. were told that the baby was far too premature to live. Albert continued to grow inside of his mother undetected until she was nearly six months pregnant.

Taking a page from Bowie, Hammond Jr says: “What the music says may be serious, but as a medium it should not be questioned, analyzed or taken too seriously. I think it should be tarted up, made into a character, a parody of itself. The music is the mask the message wears and I, the performer, am the message.”

Working within this mentality, Hammond Jr created Francis Trouble, an 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. The number 36 became especially relevant, as he had learned more of Francis’s story at that age, and because he was born on the 9th day of the 4th month of the year. Significantly, the album is exactly 36 minutes long.

Albert Hammond Jr.
Upcoming Dates

JUN 14
102.7 WEQX The Real Alternative – Alive at Five @Jennings Landing
Rensselaer, NY
FREE

JUL 03
Ampere
Munich, Germany

JUL 04
Rock for People 2018
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

JUL 05
Musik & Frieden
Berlin, Germany

JUL 07
Roskilde Festival
Roskilde, Denmark

JUL 08
Rock Werchter 2018
Rotselaar, Belgium

JUL 10
Rote Fabrik, Sommerbühne
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Magnolia
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Musilac Festival
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JUL 14
Cruilla
Barcelona, Spain

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The Barby
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JUL 20
We The Fest
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We The Fest
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Splendour In The Grass
Byron Bay Nsw, Australia

JUL 24
The Factory Theatre
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Corner Hotel
Richmond, Australia

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Fuji Rock Festival ’18
Niigata, Japan

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DCODE Fest
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Brudenell Social Club
Leeds, United Kingdom

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Club Academy
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SWG3
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Electric Ballroom
London, United Kingdom

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Thekla
Bristol, United Kingdom

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Concorde 2
Brighton, United Kingdom

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La Gaiete Lyrique
Paris, France

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Indiestadt @Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands

OCT 26
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
New Orleans, LA

OCT 27
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Gretna, LA

OCT 28
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
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