Carl Barat completes work on solo album

Former Libertine says album is 'in the can'

Carl Barat has said that he has finished work on his debut solo album.

The singer/guitarist and former member of The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things has not yet revealed a release date for the album, despite completing it.

Describing the album as “in the can”, he confirmed to BBC Newsbeat that piano featured heavily in the recording process.

“It’s a bit different,” he said. “It’s a bit older – like myself really. It’s kind of naked, kind of stripped down. It’s more piano-based.”

As well as working on his solo career, Barat has been starring alongside Sadie Frost in the play Fool For Love, at London‘s Riverside Studios venue.

Watch a video interview (right) with Carl Barat describing his new solo album.