Happy solo star Julian Casablancas

Julian Casablancas

Happy solo star Julian Casablancas

Julian Casablancas had to record his solo LP 'Phrazes For The Young' so he and his Strokes bandmates could have a break from each other.

Julian Casablancas believes his solo LP saved The Strokes.

The rocker - who released his solo album 'Phrazes For The Young' earlier this year - says the band needed a break from each other and are now more relaxed about making another Strokes LP.

He said: "Everyone's more easy going, everyone feels more confident and we all seem to trust each other a bit more.

"I had stuff that I wanted to do and I think the band wasn't ready.

"Everyone else was doing solo things so I just came to the realization that I had to take the opportunity."

Despite rumors The Strokes were going to split, Julian is adamant his solo venture was only ever going to be temporary.

He added: "I didn't do it because I wanted to be free. I think I just did it because I wanted to do something different."


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