Let's Get Lost

Album: Alone (2016)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde wrote this dreamy song about getting lost with a loved one with her producer, Dan Auerbach, and Richard Swift, who often collaborates with Auerbach in The Black Keys. Hynde is the only Pretender on the Alone album, which she considers more of a Hynde/Auerbach album. When it came time to attribute it, Auerbach told her, "Call it whatever sells the most records."
  • This was originally recorded for the Alone album featuring solo vocals by Chrissie Hynde. The single version, released the following year, is a duet with Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant. "The Pet Shop Boys have had many people guest with them, but he's never guested with another act," Hynde said in a Songfacts interview. "This is the first, so I was thrilled to have him."
  • Hynde invited Tennant to perform on the song after a conversation between the pair backstage at a Pretenders gig in Austin, Texas, during which the Pet Shop Boys singer told The Pretenders' frontwoman that the track should be the band's next single. Hynde told him she would release the tune on the condition that he sang it with her.
  • Chrissie Hynde and Neil Tennant previously sang together when she joined him and his bandmate Chris Lowe on stage to perform the Pet Shop Boys' song "Four Songs In A Minor" at their Proms show at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2014.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Wolfgang Van Halen

Wolfgang Van HalenSongwriter Interviews

Wolfgang Van Halen breaks down the songs on his debut album, Mammoth WVH, and names the definitive Van Halen songs from the Sammy and Dave eras.

Charlie Benante of Anthrax

Charlie Benante of AnthraxSongwriter Interviews

The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.

Mac Powell of Third Day

Mac Powell of Third DaySongwriter Interviews

The Third Day frontman talks about some of the classic songs he wrote with the band, and what changed for his solo country album.

Concert Disasters

Concert DisastersFact or Fiction

Ozzy biting a dove? Alice Cooper causing mayhem with a chicken? Creed so bad they were sued? See if you can spot the real concert mishaps.

Dave Alvin - "4th Of July"

Dave Alvin - "4th Of July"They're Playing My Song

When Dave recorded the first version of the song with his group the Blasters, producer Nick Lowe gave him some life-changing advice.

Andrew Farriss of INXS

Andrew Farriss of INXSSongwriter Interviews

Andrew Farriss on writing with Michael Hutchence, the stories behind "Mystify" and other INXS hits, and his country-flavored debut solo album.