Pete Doherty Says He’s Not Worried About Meeting Fans’ Expectations
The Libertines frontman Pete Doherty says the British rockers have had the songs for their next album for a while, but now they’re in a place where they can give them a proper debut.
“We always had the tunes but we threw away so many,” Doherty said in an interview with NME. “Some sneaked out as Internet giveaways or they weren’t recorded properly. So this is a chance for us to make a record rather than somebody stapling loads of bits together.”
And for those asking if the recently reunited Libertines can live up to their material from a decade ago -- the band’s last album landed back in 2004 -- Doherty says he’s not too worried about living up to those expectations.
“I can’t say that I’ve been able to listen properly to what we did, because some part of me doesn’t want to engage with it,” he continued. “But whilst I’ve been clean I’ve tried to listen to some of it. If we can pick up from where we left off 10 years ago, f—k what anyone else thinks.”
“We’re still on a path to Arcadia,” he added. “That’s all that matters to me.”