Pete Doherty ‘scraps’ solo album – exclusive

Babyshambles man wants to rip it up and start again

Pete Doherty has revealed that he wants to scrap the solo album he has been working on and start it all over again abroad.

Speaking to NME.COM, the Babyshambles frontman explained that his time in Wormwood Scrubs prison, where he recently served 29 days of a 14-week sentence for breaching his probation, has made him rethink his plans.

Doherty has been working on a solo album over the past year with producer Jake Fior, who managed The Libertines in the early days.


“I’ve re-thought everything about what I’m going to do with the solo record,” Doherty explained. “I’m not allowed out of the country until my [probation] license is up, which is a little while, but I want to go to Portugal and Paris and record the solo album – do it from scratch with Jake.”

Doherty has already recorded several songs set for the album including ‘Darksome Sea’, written by his friend and musical collaborator Wolfman, plus ‘Withdrawn And Shaken’ and ‘Salome’.

Despite claiming he wants to head to warmer shores to re-record the songs, he posted YouTube videos of him recording new song ‘Broken Love Song’ with Fior last week.

The producer explained that the song was the follow-up to ‘For Lovers’, the hit Doherty had in 2005 with Wolfman.

He went on to tell NME.COM that Doherty‘s record label, EMI, have asked for the album to be delivered by September – so whether it is recorded in Portugal or at home, a new Pete Doherty record is taking shape.

See video footage of Pete Doherty recording ‘Broken Love Song’ on the NME Office Blog now.