Chrissie Hynde, best known as the frontwoman for the Pretenders, will release her first-ever solo album on June 9th. Recorded at Ingrid Studios in Stockholm with producer Bjorn Yttling (Peter, Bjorn and John), the album features guest appearances by Neil Young and tennis legend John McEnroe.
“I wanted to make a power pop album you could dance to – Abba meets John Lennon,” says Hynde. “I think life is serious, and you should take it seriously, but in rock n roll either have a laugh or don’t come to the party…so much of rock n roll has become what I would call Glory Rock, with family values. It’s the irreverence in rock that was always the turn on”.
“Dark Sunglasses” – the first single – can be heard below.