Albert Hammond Jr. is just 10 days away from dropping his first solo album in seven years. The Strokes guitarist has thus far delivered two tastes off the forthcoming Momentary Masters: the quivering lead single “Born Slippy” and the muted “Losing Touch”. Now, he’s shared a third track from the LP, the beautifully titled album closer “Side Boob”.
If you somehow found your way to this post while looking for something a little less SFW, turn back now; “Side Boob” is not the sexy romp you’re looking for. Instead, the track is a surging slice of indie rock, with Hammond adopting a vocal cadence that can’t help but recall some early Julian Casablancas tones. Of course, he’s really got a voice all his own, seeming to lament a delight he’s not allowed, for one reason or another, to partake in as he sings, “Sang out with pleasure/ The joy that’s in your house/ That’s really something that I never wanted to hear.”
Take a listen:
The follow-up to 2008’s ¿Cómo Te Llama?, Momentary Masters is out July 31st via Vagrant Records.