Night Music: Chrissie Hynde, “Dark Sunglasses”

Her new album, Stockholm, is being pitched as her first solo album, something she said she would never do, but the last two Pretenders albums, in 2008 and 2002, both felt more like her work than the band’s. In any case, this time when she tried to rally them they said, “nah,” and so she headed off to Sweden to record with Bjorn, of Peter Bjorn and John.

Here’s the first song, an arch critique of an aging rock star, I think, though it’s more notable for a light reggae feel and a bizarrely undernourished guitar solo that actually kind of works.

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