Thursday, June 12, 2014


Since Chrissie Hynde was always the voice behind the band, The Pretenders, it's kind of surprising that she has now decided to release her very first solo album. "Stockholm" is the title and features a departure from her usual heavy rock sound. Now, don't get me wrong, Hynde has certainly not gone soft but she's offering some subtle new textures to her music thanks to her collaboration with Björn Yttling of the Swedish act, Peter Björn and John. The sixty-two year old rocker has barely charged since The Pretenders had their first hit, "Brass In Pocket' way back in 1980 and that wicked kitten-purr of a voice is still quite vibrant.

I have always been a big fan of Hynde and I'm loving what I've heard so far. The album is out now, so go and check it out. Listen to a couple of tracks:

"Dark Sunglasses" - Chrissie Hynde (2014)

"You Or No One" - Chrissie Hynde (2014)

Here's the video of the song that kicked off the career of The Pretenders, "Brass In Pocket":


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