New Jersey's The Gaslight Anthem have just announced their sixth full length LP and first album in nearly a decade titled "History Books". The album will be released on their very own Rich Mahogany Recordings on October 27, 2023. History Books sees the New Jersey-bred band once again bringing their soulful breed of life-affirming rock n’ roll to explore everything from mortality and mental illness to the more precarious dimensions of human connection. In the glorious tradition of their seminal 2008 sophomore album, THE ’59 SOUND, the new LP matches its raw emotional power with the rich craft and wildly triumphant energy that has defined the band since its very start. “None of us wanted to make a very somber or serious record showing how much we’ve matured,” says Fallon. “We’ve all changed and grown and learned so much, but the overall mood was a feeling of excitement to be back together and making music that means something to us.”
HISTORY BOOKS was first heralded by this spring’s arrival of the joyous “Positive Charge,” and now they have shared their latest single and the title track “History Books,” which sees frontman Brian Fallon trading duet vocals with longtime band champion and fellow New Jerseyan Bruce Springsteen – and is accompanied by an official music video (directed by Kelsey Ayres) streaming below. “When Bruce Springsteen said I should write a duet for us, I think my head exploded,” says Brian Fallon. “It will never get old to me that one of the greatest songwriters in the world, and one of my hero’s voices, will forever be captured in a song I wrote at a small wooden desk, in October, in New Jersey.”
The album was produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner Peter Katis (The National, Kurt Vile) at his Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT and will contain 10 songs. Stream the first two singles below and pre-order the album as well.