Pete Doherty, formerly of the Libertines and Babyshambles, is coming out with a solo album this spring, and “The Last of the English Roses” will be its first single, in March. This radio rip of the poppy, deeply English song should remind Americans that there’s more to Doherty than smoking crack and doing whatever he does with Kate Moss. Played at live shows and in the form of an acoustic demo, the newly finished track boasts spare, Kinks-y backing vocals and charmingly vague new verses about sneakers and, naturally, cigarettes. Just stay off the pipe, Pete!
Download “The Last of the English Roses”: JP’s Blog