Julian Fernando Casablancas (born August 23, 1978) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist of the rock band The Strokes. In addition to his work with the Strokes, Casablancas has led a solo career during the band's hiatus, releasing the album Phrazes for the Young on November 3, 2009. In 2013, he formed Julian Casablancas + The Voidz. They released their first album, Tyranny, in 2014.