With Debut Record, Brian Fallon Seeks To Reinvent Himself06:33
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Brian Fallon performs at SXSW on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images for Island Records)
Brian Fallon performs at SXSW on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images for Island Records)
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With his band The Gaslight Anthem, Brian Fallon was on the precipice of rock stardom in the late 2000s. The band played "The Late Show with David Letterman" multiple times, and topped the Billboard charts.

While critics loved the band’s first few albums, they also saw a similarity between Fallon's gravelly tone and New Jersey storytelling and the state's native son, Bruce Springsteen.

Now, with his first solo record, Fallon says he doesn't want his career to be lost in a Springsteen comparison.

Note: You can listen to a Brian Fallon playlist on Spotify, curated by Here & Now producer Miles Parks, here. Spotify is free to use but requires a login.

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Brian Fallon, singer, songwriter and guitarist. His debut solo album is Painkillers. He tweets @thebrianfallon.

This segment aired on September 6, 2016.

Miles Parks Twitter Associate Producer, Here & Now
Miles Parks was previously Here & Now's D.C.-based associate producer.

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