Not long after 2010’s Handwritten reached the Top Five in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, the Gaslight Anthem returned to the studio intent on progressing, attempting to shake up their now successful sound. The resulting album, Get Hurt, will be released August 19th on Island Records, and here you can listen to its slow-building lead single, also titled “Get Hurt.”
“With Get Hurt we wanted to see where else we could go with the band,” frontman Brian Fallon tells Rolling Stone. “We thought it was time to change things up a bit. The song itself is similar to the feeling of a wreck you see coming, but long past the point you can avoid it.”
Earlier in the year, Fallon spoke more about the inspiration behind the new LP: “For this record, I went back and studied any band that had changed: the Stones, the Beatles, U2, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, all those bands. I was looking at any band that was one thing and then became something else. How did they do it? Did they do it overnight, or did they do it in stages? I wanted to figure out how far you can go without pissing people off.”
Get Hurt is currently available for pre-order.