The Zombies.Fallon released his first solo record,Painkillers, in 2016. The albumreceived widespread critical applause, withEntertainment Weeklyacclaiming Fallon as a first-rate songwriter with a dozen tunes that wax philosophical about love and the human condition the dudes like a modern day Nietzsche with a sleeve tattoo. Painkillerssuggests (Fallon) really was holding his best songs back, notedMOJOwhileKerrang!declared it a straight-up fantastic return to Brians rock n roll roots. (Fallons) version of the American Dream istied not to anything abstract or political, but to songwriters like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, wroteConsequence of Sound, and in some ways Fallons version is even more effective than those of his forebears. It feels a little like a new morning, ravedRolling Stone. For a guy whose songs have always traded in the pains and pleasures of nostalgia, the Fallon ofPainkillersseems to have arrived at a newfound, forward-looking clarity.Brian Fallon will release a new solo album in 2018 on Island Records.