In March 2022, New Jersey-bred quartet The Gaslight Anthem reformed. Now after nine years, they’re due to release their sixth album, ‘History Books’, on October 27th.
It was recorded with producer and engineer Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Death Cab for Cutie) and will be released through the band’s own label, Rich Mahogany Recordings (distributed via Thirty Tigers).
“We didn’t have any interest in reinventing what The Gaslight Anthem sounds like,” revealed frontman Brian Fallon when commenting about the new album. “We wanted to stay true to ourselves but also let Peter do what he does best, which is to make things sound beautiful and sad and fun and exciting all at the same time.”
1. Spider Bites
2. History Books (feat. Bruce Springsteen)
4. Positive Charge
5. Michigan, 1975
6. Little Fires
7. The Weatherman
9. I Live In The Room Above Her
10. A Lifetime Of Preludes
Pre-orders for ‘History Books’ can be found here.
The Gaslight Anthem Team Up with “the Boss’ on ‘History Books’
Alongside the album announcement, The Gaslight Anthem have shared ‘History Books’ title track. It sees the four-piece rope in singer-songwriter, and longtime friend, Bruce Springsteen.
Having grown up idolising “The Boss”, the opportunity to collaborate with Springsteen was a special moment for Brian Fallon.
“When Bruce Springsteen said I should write a duet for us, I think my head exploded,” admitted Fallon. “It will never get old to me that one of the greatest songwriters in the world, and the voice of one of my heroes will forever be captured in a song I wrote at a small wooden desk, in October, in New Jersey.”
The track itself is a steady and soulful Americana rock number that sits well alongside The Gaslight Anthem‘s best moments.