Albert Hammond Jr.
has come a long way from The Strokes; with a solo career in full bloom, his sound has taken on a form divergent from his immensely popular rock band. With two LPS down, Hammond Jr. is providing the public with a third LP by the end of July, hopefully capitalizing on his specific eccentric-rock sound. With first single "Born Slippy", released in May, teasing audiences everywhere on the forthcoming album, Hammond Jr. has released another video for the new song "Losing Touch".
The video for "Losing Touch" may be simple, but it's definitely unsettling. With Albert Hammond Jr. dressed in a red jumpsuit, convulsing and twisting through alleyways and forests, the video is a blatant manifestation of confusion. Throughout the short excursion, he journeys through various territories. Whether he's stumbling down a deserted highway or running vivaciously through multi-colored corridors, the Strokes guitarist's face remains frightened. With the song itself reestablishing a pop-rock groove his music has always had, the video juxtaposes the symphonic merriment with looks of utter bewilderment from our trusted protagonist.
The video ends with a classic "to be continued", a definite reminder that there's more to come from Mr. Albert Hammond Jr. The new album, Momentary Masters
, is out on July 31st.