Albert Hammond Jr. talks auditioning for Stranger Things, NYC, and touring

“The best parts of life for real, are the unromanticized parts.”

June 07, 2018

Albert Hammond Jr. recently released his solo album Francis Trouble and is touring the album now. The Strokes' guitar player stopped by The FADER's offices to talk about the expectations of touring, how auditioning for Stranger Things season two made him a better performer, and how it's hard to gauge if New York City has changed.

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"Even if the city has changed, I might see it differently. I feel like people always look at the past because they just miss their youth," Hammond Jr. explains. "I'm pretty sure, if I all the sudden became 20 again, I would say 'New York is amazing!'"

He has already released two music videos off of Francis Trouble, for "Muted Beatings" and "Set To Attack." His deeply personal album is accompanied by emotionally evocative visuals. For his latest video, "Far Away Truths," he worked with his wife, who directed the video.

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

Watch the full interview above and check out his new music video from "Far Away Truths" below.

Albert Hammond Jr. talks auditioning for Stranger Things, NYC, and touring