The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon has debuted his new single, ‘A Wonderful Life‘, from his debut solo album, ‘Painkillers‘ arriving March 11th, on Island Records.

Produced by studio superstar Butch Walker, the album was recorded earlier this year at Nashville’s Taxidermy Studios with Fallon fronting a crack band that includes Walker, Molly & The Zombies bassist Catherine Popper (Jack White, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Willie Nelson) and drummer Mark Stepro (Hayes Carll, Ben Kweller, Jackson Browne). ‘Painkillers‘ once again affirms Fallon’s elemental gifts as a songwriter and storyteller, booming with insistent imagery, narrative craft, and the extraordinary emotional acuity that has informed his music since the very start.

Listen to ‘A Wonderful Life‘ below. If you dig it, you can download on iTunes [Here].


Fallon will herald the album with a major series of live dates, accompanied by a stellar combo comprised of The Gaslight Anthem guitarist Alex Rosamilia, The Horrible Crowes’ Ian Perkins and the aforementioned Catherine Popper. The shows get underway January 7th at Portland, ME’s Port City Music Hall and continue throughout April. Additional live dates will be announced soon, including a full-scale world tour following the album’s release.

The Gaslight Anthem announced plans a few months back to go on a hiatus following a massively successful European tour that culminated in a headline show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire and appearances at the UK’s legendary Reading & Leeds Festival. ‘Get Hurt‘, the band’s widely acclaimed fifth studio album, made an explosive #4 arrival on the Billboard Top 200 upon its 2014 release.