Release Date: Mar 27, 2020
Record label: Orchard
Genre(s): Folk, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Heartland Rock
Brian Fallon earned a reputation for fast-paced heartland rock songs with the Gaslight Anthem, but he'd always slip in one or two impassioned, folksy ballads that gave the band's upbeat albums their sensitive, delicate centre. Songs like "Here's Looking at You, Kid" from The '59 Sound, or "We Did It When We Were Young" from American Slang, or "Mae" from Handwritten — these were standouts because they tugged at the heartstrings and occasionally reached for the rafters without being too sappy about it. But they were always the outliers.