New Pete Doherty Album to Include Amy Winehouse-Penned Track
Former Libertines co-frontman Pete Doherty has announced details about his new solo album, which will include a song with lyrics written by the late Amy Winehouse.
Doherty told NME that the track is called 'Bird Cage' and will be a duet with singer Suzi Martin. An acoustic version will also be recorded to be featured during the credits of Doherty's leading role film, 'Confession of a Child of the Century.'
Doherty is currently working on the as-yet-untitled album with producer Adem Hilmi. Additional song titles confirmed so far are 'Down for the Outing,' 'Siberian Fur,' 'Nothing Comes to Nothing,' 'Shine a Light on Your Misery,' 'Ba Ba Ba' and 'Dust on the Road'.
Doherty has plenty of songs to work with. It's more about taking the raw material and transforming them into a more structured form.
"We've been cracking on. I've got a hard drive full of new songs and a few of them have taken more of a definite shape," he says. "Things that were ad libs and off the cuff, we're putting more into traditional song structure."
This will be the second solo outing for Doherty, who released his album 'Grace/Wastelands' in 2009. As far as the Libertines go, no plans have been announced after the band reunited in 2010 at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the U.K.