The Pretenders have released brand new song ‘I Think About You Daily’ featuring the esteemed composer Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead, The Smile) who provides the string arrangement and conducted the 12 Ensemble for the recording. Listen here.
The song provides the beautiful closing track to ‘Relentless’, The Pretenders’ forthcoming new studio album release, due 15th September 2023 via Parlophone and available to pre-order here.
Speaking about the new song, Chrissie Hynde said: “I met Jonny a couple of times, and we’re obviously big fans of him because he’s done some incredible music over the years. I saw him at the Phantom Thread première where the film was running on screen with a live orchestra playing. And we spoke afterward and he expressed an interest in doing something one day. I was thrilled and very surprised. He also came down to see a Valve Bone Woe show we were doing in the basement of a Pizza Express. So when the idea of getting strings on ‘I Think About You Daily’, he was first choice. Legend!”
Jonny Greenwood said: “It was a genuine honour to score strings for Chrissie. The arrangement wrote itself because of THAT voice. She’s one of the greatest singers in popular music, and her continuing passion for creation was an inspiring experience from first the email to the last note of the recording.”
‘I Think About You Daily’ arrives amidst a huge year of live activity. The Pretenders launched ‘Relentless’ with a run of exclusive, intimate club shows that sold out instantly. Performing as yet unreleased new songs and a liberal scattering of surprise hits.