Painkillers is the debut studio album by Brian Fallon, singer/guitarist of American rock band The Gaslight Anthem, released on March 11, 2016, through Island Records. Fallon began writing songs for what would become Painkillers before The Gaslight Anthem's 2014 release, Get Hurt, thinking there would be more time off before Get Hurt. He wrote new material and had some from another band of his, Molly and the Zombies, to use for Painkillers already
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Complete your Brian Fallon collection. If there’s one characteristic that Fallon carries around with him and refuses to let go of, it’s his penchant for spending too much time looking in his rearview mirror, over his shoulder, and his downright desire to be anyone other than who he actually is. As to the rearview mirror aspect, if one listens to the man’s lyrics on both the.
The solo debut from the moonshine-voiced Gaslight Anthem frontman, Painkillers sees Brian Fallon holding true to his Jersey punk roots, while establishing himself as a top-tier songwriter in the increasingly crowded pantheon of indie-Americana scenemakers. Always a deft lyricist, with Painkillers, Fallon has proved that he can hold his own with open-road, roots rock bards like Eric Bachmann (Crooked Fingers), Josh Ritter, and Jason Isbell.
Feel you move through this crowded room And I catch myself like a spell fallen under you I've been here before Watching the wheels go round. Everybody that I've ever known They just ache all night and they wake up alone Yeah, we wait in the dark For something to put us to sleep. And, oh, my dear, you never know how 'Til the things you've done come and run you down
Brian Fallon – Painkillers. The Gaslight Anthem frontman finds himself in a familiar place, wishing he was anywhere but here. If Brian Fallon carries a talisman around in the pocket of his denim jacket, it’s probably a busted rear-view mirror torn off the windshield of the car he borrowed to joyride up and down the Jersey Coast when he was 17. No songwriter in modern rock music spends more time looking backwards. At various points on Fallon’s first proper solo album, Painkillers, he waxes poetic about being beaten to death with regret, drives around with old pictures plastered to his dashboard, or just sits inside a standard white apartment that reflects his present state of mind: undecorated
Painkillers (Brian Fallon album). He wrote new material and had some from another band of his, Molly and the Zombies, to use for Painkillers already. When the Get Hurt project started, Fallon put the new songs aside to focus on The Gaslight Anthem, realizing that the new songs he initially thought could be The Gaslight Anthem songs would not fit well with the direction the band was going with for Get Hurt.