The Pretenders to unveil new record in October

The Pretenders are set to release their first new album for eight years.

The release – titled Alone – will be unveiled in October through BMG Records.

Singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde recorded the album in Nashville.

She is the only original member of the rock band to feature on their latest offering.

It was originally intended to be a follow-up to Chrissie’s 2014 solo album Stockholm, but it was later decided that it would be a Pretenders release.

Their last album was 2008′s Break Up The Concrete, which charted at number 35 in the UK.

Chrissie, 64, recorded Alone with Dan Auerbach, from The Black Keys, who stood as captain, producer and multi-instrumentalist.

The band also features Johnny Cash’s former bass player Dave Roe and country rocker Kenny Vaughan, among others.

Chrissie said: “This record is what I love the most – real people playing real music.

“I sang and recorded every vocal in a 48-hour period – 48 hours to sing them, 40 years of preparation!”

The Pretenders originally consisted of Chrissie, Martin Chambers and late musicians James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon.

Alone will be released on October 21.

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