Brian Fallon


BY Gregory AdamsPublished Feb 5, 2016

With the Gaslight Anthem currently on hiatus, vocalist Brian Fallon is helping the faithful cope by serving up some Painkillers in the form of a solo LP of the same name. He's teased a couple cuts already, with the latest cathartic preview to arrive being a stomp-and-clap-style strummer called "Smoke."

"I was losing my mind in the middle of Toronto," he sings gruffly on the cut, giving the inward-analyzing tune a bit of a Canadian twist. He goes on to detail broken hearts, revenge, terrifying newspaper headlines, love, and what it feels like to wake up "in somebody else's skin."

Full of honky-tonkin' pianos and frayed-wire guitar licks, "Smoke" can be sucked up below. Painkillers hits stores March 11 via Island/Virgin EMI.

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