The Pretenders release new song ‘Can’t Hurt a Fool’

By Saige Miller on April 15, 2020
Pretenders new song
NEW YORK – MARCH 14: Inductee Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders performs onstage at the 20th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel March 14, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

By: Saige Miller

No better time to sit back, relax, and turn on the newest Pretenders song. ‘Can’t Hurt a Fool’ is a funky R&B style tune bound to get your head bobbing as you listen.

While this song may not be similar to other Pretenders hit, it’s definitely a song for the books. The band gathered inspiration from classic R&B sounds and it shows.

“I suppose our biggest influence apart from crazy, hardcore rock ‘n’ roll has been R&B,” said singer Chrissie Hynde in a press release. “[Guitarist James Walbourne] and I really grappled with this one to get in all the subtleties and nuance of an R&B classic, albeit with modern, autobiographical lyrics. …The fool is me!”

Although ‘Can’t Hurt a Fool’ isn’t the typical rock n’ roll banger, you’ll find yourself singing along in no time as Hynde jives along with the soothing guitar melody.

‘Can’t Hurt a Fool’ is the lastest track on the Pretenders 11th studio album ‘Hate for Sale.’ The Pretenders have already unveiled two other songs on the album, ‘New Buzz’ and the title track ‘Hate for Sale.’

The London-based rock band planned to release ‘Hate for Sale’ next month but has been pushed back to July, 17th due to the pandemic.

You can listen to the full song here.


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