Former frontman of The Libertines, Pete Doherty has 12 new songs ready for his next LP.
It has been three years since the Libertines/Babyshambles singer/guitarist released his debut solo album, and just a few weeks ago, he expressed to NME that he would be back for more, as he already has begun writing the bulk of his new record.
Adem Hilmi, whom Doherty says was delivered a hard drive containing the new material, will produce the new album and transform the songs to their official pressings. Included on the forthcoming album will be tracks “Gambling Man” and “Cell Ceiling Blues”.
Though excitement for this upcoming release of Pete Doherty’s is high, there is an undeniable force of pressure upon the artist that probably affected his creative processes. Doherty is contractually obligated to produce at least one more record for EMI, and these 12 songs will be put towards that effort. Doherty told NME, “I keep getting told that we’re [his solo team] under obligation to fulfill the contract with EMI, so we’re looking to put a new album together.” As a part of the same interview, Pete Doherty revealed to NME that nearing the end of April, he will be returning to rehab to put his substance abuse issues behind him. No doubt the high profile rocker has a lot going on at the moment, but the 12 songs slated for his next full length will hopefully help boost a new and positive direction for the English musician.