Brian Fallon has unveiled the official video for his brand single ‘Forget Me Not’, from his much-anticipated new solo album, SLEEPWALKERS, due out February 9th via Virgin EMI.
Matching the aesthetic of the song, the video sees Fallon and the band dressed to the nines, shot in classic black and white, performing the track.
He’s later joined by a riotous crowd who are there to lose all inhibitions and have the times of their lives.
It’s fun, buoyant and incredibly infectious.
Fallon says; “The video was inspired by the black & white promotional films from the early British R&B bands – The Animals, The Who, and then mixed with the punk rock shows where I started.
No stage and the crowd right next to you.
All for one, no walls to separate the band and the audience. I wanted to recapture some of that here.”
Fallon – accompanied by his high-energy backing band, The Howling Weather – will celebrate the announcement of SLEEPWALKERS with their 2018 European headline tour, supported by special guest Dave Hause and scheduled for stops in the UK, Belgium, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and Ireland through February and March.
The full itinerary is below.
For complete details and ticket information, please visit thebrianfallon.tumblr.com/live.
SLEEPWALKERS sees Brian Fallon once again pushing timeless rock ‘n’ roll into the modern era, recasting British Invasion rock, first generation UK punk, and American pop and soul into a near irresistible sound he’s dubbed – with a nod and a wink towards The Who – as “Heavy R&B.”
Recorded earlier this year at New Orleans’ Parlor Recording Studio with producer Ted Hutt – the man behind the board for The Gaslight Anthem’s 2008 breakthrough, THE ’59 SOUND – the album is yet another sterling example of Fallon’s always adventurous artistry, this time fueled by the New Jersey-based tunesmith’s interest in the Vox Continental, the distinctive organ used by favorite artists spanning The Animals and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to The Specials and Elvis Costello and the Attractions.
As emotionally powerful as it is musically exultant, SLEEPWALKERS is Brian Fallon at the very top of his game, now as ever pushing and kicking the rock ‘n’ soul sounds he grew up on into the future.
Known far and wide as singer/guitarist of The Gaslight Anthem, as well as such outfits as The Horrible Crowes and Molly & The Zombies, Fallon made his solo debut with 2015’s masterful PAINKILLERS.
UK TOUR DATES (w / Dave Hause)
February 20th – Birmingham, O2 Institute
February 21st – Manchester, O2 Ritz
February 22nd – Glasgow, O2 ABC
February 23rd – London, Koko (SOLD OUT)
February 24th – Nottingham, Rock City
February 25th – Bristol, SWX