It’s a first taster of upcoming new album Sleepwalkers, set for release in February 2018.
Shot in a small club setting, the video for Forget Me Not embodies what Fallon’s focus for the new record was – live shows. He recently told NME: “I knew with this record that I just wanted to kind of concentrate more on the live show because I did a lot with the last record, and that was kind of acoustic. I was like ‘OK, I’ve done the acoustic thing and now I want to get something a little more up so the live shows will be more fun for me, more fun for everybody and I just wanted to put something more energetic together.”
Recorded at New Orleans’ Parlor Recording Studio with producer Ted Hutt, who also produced The Gaslight Anthem’s iconic The ’59 Sound record, Sleepwalkers promises to see Fallon take a more energetic direction with slightly (aka a lot) darker lyrics. When talking about the writing process, he said:”You just start putting the pen down and for me, a lot of the times it’s like music is there and then I’ll just kind of start. All of a sudden a line will come out or an idea will emerge and then I’ll realise, ‘yeah, that’s good.’”
“It just kind of came out happy, the music was really happy but then all of a sudden these heavy words came out and I was like I guess that’s just the way its going to be.” he continues.
So now there’s even more reason (as if we needed them) to get excited about those tour dates for the UK in February – and don’t forget he’ll be bringing the incredible Dave Hause and the Mermaid along with him!
Here are those 2018 dates:
20 February – O2 Institute, Birmingham
21 February – O2 Ritz, Manchester
22 February – O2 ABC, Glasgow
23 February – KOKO, London
24 February – Rock City, Nottingham
25 February – SXW, Bristol
08 March – Boiler Shop, Newcastle
09 March – Beckett, Leeds