The Pretenders have revealed their brand-new single ‘Maybe Love Is In NYC’, taken from the band’s new album Hate For Sale, out now via BMG.
Hate For Sale recently charted inside the top 30 in the UK Album Charts, the band’s highest chart position since 1994.
Speaking about the track, Chrissie Hynde said: ‘This track was inspired by a t-shirt my friend who lives in New York gave me. I wore the shirt. Wrote the song. Now I just have to find love in New York City’.
Listen to ‘Maybe Love Is In NYC’ by The Pretenders on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
Hate For Sale, The Pretenders’ eleventh studio album, was produced by the revered Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur). It is the first album to be recorded with the now long-standing touring line-up of the group and the first to be written collaboratively by Chrissie Hynde and electrifyingly dynamic guitarist James Walbourne.
Speaking about writing with James for the first time, Chrissie said, “I wanted to write with him since day one.
“James is especially sought after and has recorded with Jerry Lee Lewis, Dave Gahan, and The Rails, to name but a few. We always planned on writing while on the road, but as anyone in a band will tell you, being on tour is a procrastinator’s dream come true.”
The band’s 2016’s album Alone was a critical success and a welcome return for the line-up, coming eight years after 2008’s Break Up The Concrete. They supported Fleetwood Mac on their UK stadium tour in June 2019, which included two shows at Wembley Stadium.