Pete Doherty says second solo album will ‘definitely’ happen

The Libertines man discusses Amy Winehouse, rehab and plans for a second solo LP in this week's NME

Pete Doherty has spoken out the likelihood of a second solo album, saying it will ‘definitely’ happen.

“I think that’s going to happen quite naturally,” said The Libertines man. “I’ll do a solo record, definitely. I’ve got plenty of songs. I’m going to try not to put them online and put them together as an album.”

Speaking in an interview in this week’s NME, on newsstands now and available digitally, Doherty also discussed getting clean and Amy Winehouse. His new solo single ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ is a tribute to the late singer. The single is out March 16 with all proceeds going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation and can be preordered from here.

In the interview Doherty says he was “haunted” by the fact that the two never completed any of their musical projects. “Whenever we used to get together to do music, she was always very, very critical of all the new ideas that I had,” he commented. “So we never ended up getting anything finished. I’m haunted by that.”

When asked why he finally decided to get off drugs, he said: “I really needed to do it. To be honest, I was in a pretty poor state, physically, y’know?” He added: “I reached the end of the road. It was make or break. There was no easy way out. I just couldn’t carry on in the state I was in. I suppose, really, I went out for a little break, and I got clean by accident, and really I didn’t really expect… I tried so many times before… half-arsed attempts to get clean and do these little patch-up jobs.”

The video for ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ was recently revealed. The video was directed by Katia de Vidas and filmed at Karma Sound Studios in Thailand, watch it below. Produced by Stephen Street, the song features Drew McConnell from Babyshambles and Helsinki on bass, Jamie Morrison on drums, Stephen Large on keys and Street on acoustic guitar and percussion, with strings arranged by John Metcalfe (Durutti Column).