The Strokes Are Really Working on New Album
The rumors have been confirmed. Last month, we heard rumblings about the possibility of a new album by the Strokes. Now, we have definitive proof that they have been busy creating the follow-up to 2011's 'Angles.'
Albert Hammond, Sr., the father of the Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr., broke the news in an interview. "Albert says that the stuff they're doing is incredible," he told NME. "They're doing it themselves with their friend, engineer and producer. He just says 'Dad, it's incredible'."
It is unusual for the Strokes to be working on a record so soon after releasing one. They have only released three albums since bursting onto the scene in 2001 with 'Is This It?' Hammond, Jr., and singer Julian Casablancas have both released solo albums during the five-year gap between 2006's 'First Impressions of Earth' and 'Angles.'
However, Hammond, Sr. doesn't expect them to break muchnew ground on their fifth album. "I don't think they'll go in a wildly different direction. Obviously the songs will be different, but I think the Strokes are the Strokes; they always will be the Strokes."
Hammond, Sr. is a singer-songwriter who had a hit of his own in 1972 with 'It Never Rains in Southern California.' He also co-wrote Starship's 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now,' Leo Sayer's 'When I Need You' and the Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson duet 'To All the Girls I've Loved Before.'