National Anthem

Album: Handwritten (2012)
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  • The Gaslight Anthem close their fourth album Handwritten with this string-filled closer in which Brian Fallon makes clear his feelings about digital distractions. Having ditched his laptop in favor of writing lyrics with paper and pen, Fallon's intention is to remind people that there are better things in live than looking at a screen. "I wanted to get away from computers," he told NME. "Writing by hand gives you clarity and makes you think more about what you're going to say."

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