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The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. Takes ‘Melodies On Hiatus’ For New Solo Album

Watch the Angela Ricciardi and Silken Weinberg-directed music video for lead single “100-99.”

By Nate Todd Apr 7, 2023 2:23 pm PDT

 Photo by Scottie Cameron

The StrokesAlbert Hammond Jr. confirmed a new album, Melodies On Hiatus, arriving on June 23 via Red Bull Records. The guitarist and singer-songwriter previewed the new record with the single, “100-99,” featuring GoldLink.

Along with GoldLink, Melodies on Hiatus — the follow-up to Hammond’s 2018 solo effort, Francis Trouble — sees contributions from Steve Stevens, Matt Helders and Rainsford. Hammond co-wrote the LP’s 19 tracks remotely with Los Angeles-based songwriter Simon Wilcox. Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, M83, Metric, Chromeo) mixed the album while Dave Cooley (Paramore, Spoon, Tame Impala, Jimmy Eat World) handled mastering.

Hammond previewed Melodies On Hiatus with “100-99,” which he detailed:

Angela Ricciardi and Silken Weinberg helmed the music video for “100-99,” the first of five visuals they created for Melodies On Hiatus. Watch the video for “100-99” below:

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