Albert Hammond, Jr. releases new album details – exclusive

The Strokes man's second album will be released in July

Albert Hammond Jr has released details of his forthcoming second solo album.

The album, entitled ‘Como Te Llama’ (loosely translated to ‘What’s Your Name’ from Spanish), will be released on July 7.

The artwork for the album can be seen above.

Hammond Jr told NME.COM that the new album features a reggae-tinged song entitled ‘Miss Myrtyle’, as well as Americana-influenced songs such as ‘Bargain Of A Century’. Electro gets a look in on ‘Lisa’.

“I always saw it as a band, not a solo project,” the guitarist/singer told NME.COM about the set-up he is releasing the new album within. “I don’t feel like a solo artist at all.”

Hammond Jr went on to insist that his band The Strokes are not over, hinting that they may reconvene after he finishes touring this new album, in around ten months time. The have not released an album since January 2006, when their third record ‘First Impressions Of Earth’ came out.

To read the full interview with Albert Hammond Jr see the new issue of NME, out tomorrow (April 30).