Blur/The Smiths producer says 'I Don't Love Anyone' is 'a tarted-up demo'
Pete Doherty‘s former producer Stephen Street has criticised the singer’s new single, saying that Doherty doesn’t sing properly on it.
In a tweet which he swiftly deleted, Street said of ‘I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone)’ that it sounded like “A tarted-up demo”. He added that Doherty “should have been made to sing properly” before the song was deemed finished, adding the hashtag #disappointed.
Street produced Doherty’s first solo album ‘Grace/Wastelands’ in 2009, having first worked with Doherty when he produced Babyshambles‘ second album ‘Shotter’s Nation’ in 2007. He also produced Babyshambles’ album ‘Sequel To The Prequel’ in 2013.
Street is one of the most acclaimed producers in Britain. Having begun as an engineer for The Smiths, he produced their final album ‘Strangeways Here We Come’ in 1987 before working on albums for Blur, The Cranberries, Kaiser Chiefs and Courteeners. He produced Blur’s comeback album ‘The Magic Whip’ last year.
‘I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone)’ is the first taste of Doherty’s new solo album ‘Hamburg Demonstrations’, out on December 2. The album is produced by Johann Scheerer, who has previously worked with Faust, Gallon Drunk and Bosnian Rainbows. Doherty moved to Hamburg for six months after becoming enamoured with local studio Cloud Hills.
‘Hamburg Demonstrations’ also includes Doherty’s Amy Winehouse tribute single ‘Flags From The Old Regime’; ‘The Whole World Is Our Playground’, which he released for Record Store Day in April and ‘Hell To Pay At The Gates Of Heaven’, which he wrote in response to the Paris terror attacks last November.