Local Honey
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 27, 2020 (2020-03-27)
Recorded2019
Length31:16
LabelLesser Known Records
ProducerPeter Katis
Brian Fallon chronology
Sleepwalkers
(2018)
Local Honey
(2020)
Singles from Local Honey
  1. "You Have Stolen My Heart"
    Released: December 9, 2019
  2. "21 Days"
    Released: January 17, 2020
  3. "When You're Ready"
    Released: March 27, 2020

Local Honey is the third studio album by Brian Fallon, singer/guitarist of American rock band The Gaslight Anthem, released on March 27, 2020, through Lesser Known Records.[1]

Singles

"You Have Stolen My Heart" was released as the lead single from the album on December 9, 2019.[2] "21 Days" was released as the second single from the album on January 17, 2020.[3] "When You're Ready" was released as the third single from the album on March 27, 2020.

Background

Talking about the album, Fallon said, "Every single song is about right now. There’s nothing on this record that has to do with the past or even the future, it just has to do with the moments that are presented and things that I’ve learned and I’m finding in my day to day. This record is 100 percent about the day today. It’s not about these glorious dreams or miserable failures, it’s just about life and how I see it."[2]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[6]
American Songwriter4.5/5 stars[7]
Exclaim!8/10[8]
Kerrang!4/5 stars[9]

Local Honey received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 77, based on nine reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]

AllMusic's James Christopher Monger reviewed the album positively, stating, "Local Honey is an inside record that's better-suited for humid mornings and overcast afternoons than the open highway. In looking stridently inward, Fallon has crafted his most homespun and relatable outing to date." Kerrang!'s James Hickie reviewed the album positively, stating, "At just eight tracks long, Local Honey doesn’t stick around nearly long enough. That’s certainly not a charge you’d level against a release you don’t enjoy, which Brian is still yet to make. As well as being excellent, Local Honey is evidence that the man himself is able to adjust his songwriting to his circumstances without compromising in its quality. It all makes for a seriously sweet listen that reaffirms the Jersey boy as a storyteller and songwriter par excellence."[9]

Track listing

Local Honey track listing
No.TitleLength
1."When You're Ready"4:32
2."21 Days"3:32
3."Vincent"4:18
4."I Don't Mind (If I'm with You)"3:49
5."Lonely for You Only"3:36
6."Horses"3:33
7."Hard Feelings"4:11
8."You Have Stolen My Heart"3:45
Total length:31:16

Personnel

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[10]

Charts

Sales chart performance for Local Honey
Chart (2020)Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11]48
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12]74
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13]16
Scottish Albums (OCC)[14]4
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15]67
UK Albums (OCC)[16]32
US Billboard 200[17]150

Release history

Release formats for Local Honey
RegionDateFormat(s)Label
VariousMarch 27, 2020Lesser Known Records

See also

References

  1. ^ "Local Honey by Brian Fallon on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Brian Fallon Previews New Album With 'You Have Stolen My Heart' Single". Rolling Stone. December 10, 2019. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  3. ^ "Brian Fallon's New Song '21 Days': Listen". Rolling Stone. January 17, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  4. ^ "Album of the Year Review". Album of the Year. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Local Honey by Brian Fallon Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  6. ^ "Local Honey - Brian Fallon | Songs, Reviews, Credits |". AllMusic. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  7. ^ Scott, James (March 27, 2020). "Brian Fallon Bares His Heart With New Album, 'Local Honey'". American Songwriter. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  8. ^ Feibel, Adam (March 25, 2020). "Exclaim! Review". Exclaim!. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  9. ^ a b Hickie, James (March 18, 2020). "Album Review: Brian Fallon – Local Honey". Kerrang!. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  10. ^ "Local Honey - Brian Fallon | Credits |". AllMusic. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Brian Fallon – Local Honey" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Brian Fallon – Local Honey" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Brian Fallon – Local Honey" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Brian Fallon – Local Honey". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  16. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  17. ^ "Brian Fallon Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2020.