One of New Jersey’s sleeping giants, Brian Fallon, is destined for a big year in 2018. Having put his band, The Gaslight Anthem on hold in 2015 after an emotional performance at Reading Festival, UK, the lead singer has worked relentlessly on his solo work. 2016’s ‘Painkillers’ was a wonderful, folk-driven melange on Americana and Fallon’s New Jersey roots.
Touted as the new Bruce Springsteen, Fallon has a lot to live up to. After performing with Springsteen a number of times the pair’s relationship is one that is strong. Springsteen famously said if he is ‘The Boss,’ Fallon is ‘The Manager.’ Perhaps with this new release, the manager is ready for promotion?
If the first single, ‘Forget Me Not’ from Sleepwalkers is anything to go by, it may be Fallon’s time for great things. Recently shouting out The Killer’s to take him on tour, 2018 could really be Brian Fallon’s year.