Pretenders Announce New Album, ‘Alone’
Chrissie Hynde celebrated her 65th birthday with a gift for fans. She’s announced the first Pretenders album since 2008’s ‘Break Up the Concrete’. ‘ALONE’ will be released on Oct. 21.
The album, the band’s 10th, was recorded with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach at his Nashville studio. In a press release announcing the album, Hynde says the record was made by “real people playing real instruments”.
The news was also announced on the Pretenders’ Fb page, which also includes pre-order information.
The new record marks the first activity by the Pretenders in almost a decade. But Hynde has stayed busy during the period, releasing her first solo record, Stockholm, in 2014, and publishing an autobiography, Reckless:My Life as a Pretender, last year. She also collaborated with singer-songwriter JP Jones as JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys on 2010’s ‘Fidelity’ album.
Earlier this week, the Pretenders also announced a new tour with Stevie Nicks, which will kick off in Phoenix four days after the album’s release.