Gaslight Anthem Frontman Says Struggle of Divorce Shaped 'Get Hurt'

artist: Gaslight Anthem date: 09/02/2014 category: music news
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Gaslight Anthem Frontman Says Struggle of Divorce Shaped 'Get Hurt'
Brian Fallon has revealed he struggled with the making of latest Gaslight Anthem album "Get Hurt" as he lived through his divorce from wife Hollie.

The band's fifth studio outing launched last month - but while the frontman says the split shaped much of the material, he doesn't see it as a breakup album.

Fallon tells Canoe (via Classic Rock): "It's what happened during that period, and a lot of the stuff in there is about that. A lot of it is my frustration and my struggle. But I'll tell you one thing: it's not Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks, that's for sure - but I'm developing my opinions as I go."

He insists playing the songs from "Get Hurt" live won't trigger any emotional response from that period of his life. "You work through whatever you're going through at the time you write the song," he says. "Once you have something done that people are resonating to, it almost becomes more about the people you're singing to and what it means to them."

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