I first listened to The Strokes when I was in fourth grade, which was around 2011. Since then I haven’t stopped listening to these beautiful bastards, and they still and will forever be one of my top favorite bands.
Carrying on to my fangirl years, obviously my typical fangirl self has a personal favorite member, which was Albert Hammond Jr for me, whose guitar solo in Last Nite and Under Control is another reason why those are my favorite Strokes song. I was pretty much in love with him that I just HAD to find out all about him, which brings us to the glorious days of tumblr and Albert’s music for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!!!
Needless to say, I was an ultimate fangirl. What started as a silly fangirl crush (meaning days and days of mentioning him on twitter and actually getting a reply and so on!!) developed as I started growing older. I tried to understand his songs more and all the struggles that he’s been through, and his music became more and more heartfelt and relevant.
I literally cried when he was announced on the lineup because I never thought I would have even the slightest chance of meeting him in person It just felt like he was a very big part of my childhood and to be honest he is a part of the main factors that have successfully shaped me into this very ardent music lover that I am today.
So fingers crossed, & thank you Ismaya for the awesome opportunity🤟🏼🤟🏼🤟🏼