I absolutely love The Libertines and this may put me within the minority but I actually prefer Peter Doherty’s solo work. If nothing else, my reason for this is the writing. Despite the years of drug and alcohol abuse, the man really understands the power of words and the English language managing to conjure up beautiful imagery through his songs. He’s a brilliant modern-day poet. And he probably even knows it. (You’re not the only one with sick poetry skills Pete).
I Don’t Love Anyone is no different. It’s a beautifully well written love song accompanying Pete’s infamous softly spoken vocals. The tracks been around for a while through grainy live gig recordings but hearing it properly only makes it more perfect. Building up to a simple chorus line, the track never seems dull or repetitive despite its simplicity. This I believe is the key to Doherty’s writing. Simplicity. It goes to show you don’t need a lot of percussion, electro overlays and a massive production team to create brilliant music.
I’ve been looking forward to a new Pete Doherty album for 7 long years and if this is anything to go by; we’re in for an absolute treat when Hamburg Destinations drops 2nd December.
Words by Robert Smith(@robertmsmith)
01 “Kolly Kibber”
02 “Down For The Outing”
04 “Hell To Pay At The Gates Of Heaven”
05 “Flags From The Old Regime”
06 “I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone) v2″
07 “A Spy In The House Of Love (Demo Vocals)”
08 “Oily Boker”
09 “I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone)”
10 “The Whole World Is Our Playground”
11 “She Is Far”
Hamburg Demonstrations is out 2nd December. Pre-order it here and get “I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone)” instantly.