PETE TOWNSHED Goes Country On His First Solo Music In 30 Years With Charity Single ‘CAN’T OUTRUN THE TRUTH’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

26 March 2023

The Who’s conductor PETE TOWNSHEND
released solo music like a zillion years ago,
well, actually 30 to be exact.

And now, out of the blue comes a brand new single, entitled
CAN’T OUTRUN THE TRUTH is composed and produced by
his partner Rachel Fuller under the name Charlie Pepper.

All proceeds of the song go Teenage Cancer Trust.

Buy it here.

Townshend: “The pandemic years were terrible for charities; the Teenage Cancer Trust was created in order to take the money from a series of concerts at the Albert Hall every year and various other things and that had all dropped out. So, the idea of doing this, which is it’s something that has sprung out of Lockdown about mental illness, but also for this particular charity. If you’ve got a scenario in which somebody in your family or a teenager has got cancer, they’re being treated, Lockdown hits, and you’re not allowed to go and visit them. There’s a poignancy to the whole thing about the song.”

It’s an irresistible, bluesy tune with a country feel.
A little pearl with heart-wrenching Townshend vocals
and melancholic harmonica play.

Press play.

Townshend: Website – Instagram

(Townshend image: cover of solo single ‘Rough Boys‘)

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