The Pretenders have revealed a new version of ‘Let’s Get Lost’ featuring guest vocalist Neil Tennant. Chrissie Hynde and Neil Tennant’s unmistakably poignant vocals combine beautifully on the track which is one of the stand-out songs on The Pretenders album. The track is released as part of a double a-side single with ‘Gotta Wait’.
Chrissie Hynde invited Neil Tennant to perform on ‘Let’s Get Lost’ after a conversation between the pair backstage at a Pretenders gig in Austin, Texas, during which Neil told Chrissie that the track should be her next single. Chrissie said she would release it on the condition that he sang vocals with her; subsequently, when both artists were back in London they went in to Sarm Studios where Neil added his vocals to the track. This collaboration continues a working relationship that started when Chrissie performed ‘Four Songs In A Minor’ with Pet Shop Boys and the BBC Concert Orchestra at their Proms show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2014.
Neil Tennant said today: “I love Chrissie’s voice and I love this song. It was a pleasure to sing and it’s a thrill to be part of a duet with Chrissie.”
The Pretenders will embark on a headline tour of the UK later this year following unprecedented demand for their Royal Albert Hall show on April 10th.
Full tour dates below –
10 Apr London Royal Albert Hall
30 Sep Newcastle City Hall
01 Oct Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
03 Oct Edinburgh Usher Hall
04 Oct Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
06 Oct Cardiff St David’s Hall
07 Oct Cambridge Corn Exchange
08 Oct London Eventim Apollo
10 Oct Brighton Dome
11 Oct Bristol Colston Hall
13 Oct Manchester O2 Apollo
14 Oct Portsmouth Guildhall
15 Oct Birmingham Symphony Hall
17 Oct Liverpool Philhamornic
18 Oct Oxford New Theatre