Alone

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  • This is the title track of the Pretenders' 10th studio album, a record that was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Frontwoman Chrissie Hynde told Billboard magazine how Auerbach inspired this song:

    "With Dan, really, the whole point of a producer is that they're supposed to bring something out of the artist and get it on tape. And the first day we were in the studio, I didn't know any of the guys I was working with, but they must have been talking about what they did over the weekend with their wives and stuff. And I said, 'Ah, I go to the cinema alone. I live alone. I go to gigs alone. I do all that s--t on my own.' Just in passing. And Dan pointed at me and he goes, 'Write a song about it!' And that's the song that came out. I hadn't actually had the foresight to write it on my own."

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