The Pretenders have unveiled the latest track from their much-anticipated new album, HATE FOR SALE. “You Can’t Hurt A Fool” is available now via BMG at all DSPs and streaming services. The Pretenders’ 11th studio album, HATE FOR SALE arrives Friday, July 17. Pre-orders are available now. In addition, vinyl LP and CD pre-orders are currently available via the official Pretenders webstore.
“I suppose our biggest influence apart from crazy, hard-core rock and roll has been R&B,” says Chrissie Hynde of the soulful “You Can’t Hurt A Fool.” “James and I really grappled with this one to get in all the subtleties and nuance of an R&B classic, albeit with modern, autobiographical lyrics…The fool is me!”
Produced by the legendary Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur), HATE FOR SALE features 10 new songs written by Chrissie Hynde and Pretenders guitarist James Walbourne – their first full-length songwriting collaboration to date. Furthermore, the album – which follows 2016’s acclaimed ALONE – marks the first Pretenders album to feature the band’s longtime touring line-up of Hynde, Walbourne, bassist Nick Wilkinson, and founding drummer Martin Chambers.