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Listen to Pete Townsend’s First Single in 29 Years

Written by on March 24, 2023

Pete Townshend former guitarist for The Who, has released his first solo single in 29 years, titled “Can’t Outrun the Truth.”   Listen down below.

The track is inspired by the personal challenge that Townshend and his wife had to face during the COVID lockdown that began in 2020, the song was written and produced by Townshend’s wife, Rachel Fuller, in 2021.  With this track, a portion of every download sale will be contributed to the Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity long supported by the Who.

In a statement, Fuller said that she wrote the song while suffering from back pain at the start of the lockdown. “We’d just moved house and Pete was as happy as Larry up in his studio, working every day,” she explained. “I couldn’t do any creative work and obviously, we couldn’t go anywhere. And I really started to think about how unbelievably difficult this period of time was going to be for so many people. I wrote lyrics and then I sat at the piano and wrote the music, and then I thought, ‘Oh, I really would like to record it because it’s really not a bad song at all, and my singing days are long over.’ So I asked Pete to record the demo.”

Townshend, who played guitar, violin, and lap steel on the track, said, “The pandemic years were terrible for charities. The Teenage Cancer Trust was created in order to take the money from a series of concerts at the Albert Hall every year and various other things, and that had all dropped out.  You’ve got a scenario in which somebody in your family or a teenager has got cancer, they’re being treated, lockdown hits, and you’re not allowed to go and visit them. There’s a poignancy to the whole thing.”

listen to Pete Townshend’s ” Can’t Outrun the Truth


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