Happy here? The rest's a wreck!
Strangers come, the night begins
Silence weighs a thousand tons
Her youth describes, you're lost in it
Albert Hammond, Jr. has been around for awhile but is new to me. In fact, I don't think I'd ever heard any of his stuff until a couple months ago when "Born Slippy" came up in my Spotify Discover Weekly (yeah, another DW find, nice!) I was thinking to myself, "hmm, is this a new Ted Leo song? And what's up with his new sound? It's great!"
I found out quickly that he was responsible for The Strokes' keyboard and guitar, which is awesome, but didn't know much more. Turns out he's been doing great solo work for about 10 years now! And he's a fashion designer to boot. Makin' it work, people.
I love finding "new-to-me" artists and Albert Hammond, Jr. is a great one; I've been digging through his back catalog and really digging it.