CHRISSIE HYNDE HAS A VOICE THAT CAN CONVEY SADNESS, JOY AND REGRET BETTER THAN ALMOST ANYONE YOU CAN THINK OF.
In a world where models want to be rock stars, rock stars want to be film stars and most celebrities would kill their mothers just to be anything, Chrissie Hynde has never made any attempt or pretence to be anything other than what she is. And what she is, as displayed on an unparalleled collection of truly brilliant records, is one of contemporary music’s greatest songwriters – with a voice that can easily melt your heart and then put it back together again, often within the same song, sometimes within the same line.
Chrissie Hynde released her first ever solo album ‘Stockholm’ in 2014. Recorded at Ingrid Studios in Stockholm with co-writer, guitarist and producer Bjorn Yttling (Peter, Bjorn and John), the album features cameos from Neil Young and tennis legend John McEnroe. Summing up her aims with the album, Chrissie said; “I wanted to make a power pop album you could dance to – Abba meets John Lennon”.
Speaking about the new album Chrissie added, “I think life is serious, and you should take it seriously, but in rock n roll either have a laugh or don’t come to the party…so much of rock n roll has become what I would call Glory Rock, with family values. It’s the irreverence in rock that was always the turn on”.