Out today (July 17th) is the Pretenders' new album, titled Hate For Sale. The collection marks the band's first since the 2016 Alone album, and features the studio debut of the band's current touring ensemble — including original drummer Martin Chambers, longtime guitarist James Walbourne, and bassist Nick Wilkinson.
The Pretenders has just released their latest video from the album, titled, “You Can't Hurt A Fool.”
Chrissie Hynde told us that she's not the type of songwriter who sits, day-in, and day-out slaving over new material: “I might have a song or two knocking around in my head but I don't really sit down with the guitar very much or anything. Y'know, I like to goof off, man. I just like to hang out and do what I want to do.”
Hynde told us that that she prefers her rock music to be simple, direct, and quick to the point: “I don’t like it when you listen to a track and you don’t hear two guitars, bass and drums — and maybe keyboards. I don’t like when you can’t tell what you’re hearing anymore. Although that happens a lot, obviously. But when there gets to be too much stuff on there, and you can’t tell what’s going on anymore.”
AUDIO: CHRISSIE HYNDE ON PREFERRED SOUND OF RECORDS
AUDIO: CHRISSIE HYNDE SAYS SHE’S NOT A SIT DOWN AND WRITE TYPE OF PERSON