Listen to the New Pretenders Single ‘Holy Commotion!’
Pretenders fans have their first taste of the band's upcoming Alone LP courtesy of its freshly debuted first single, "Holy Commotion!"
As previously reported, the new album — leader Chrissie Hynde's first under the band mantle since 2008's Break Up the Concrete — finds Hynde working alongside the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who helmed the sessions from his Easy Eye Studio in Nashville. According to the press release announcing the LP, Hynde ended up tracking all the vocals for the album in a single 48-hour span.
Due in stores Oct. 21, Alone is available for pre-order now — and fans who purchase their copies early will receive a free download of "Holy Commotion!" now. The track, which you can hear above, may come as a surprise to fans who expected Auerbach's influence to amp up the Pretenders' blues quotient; instead, it presents an altogether poppier side of Hynde's sound, with lyrics describing an urge to "see the light" and adding, "I just want, I want, I want to dance all night/ So be my baby."
Hynde and her current Pretenders lineup will support Alone with a fall run of tour dates alongside Stevie Nicks that's scheduled to begin Oct. 25 in Phoenix and continue through Dec. 18, when they'll wrap up with a show at the Forum in Los Angeles. All this activity continues a busy streak for Hynde, who released her solo debut in 2014 and published a memoir last year.
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