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Free Download: Pete Doherty Goes Solo

Hear the softer side of the raucous Babyshambles and Libertines rocker on this song from his upcoming album.

Larry Fitzmaurice // March 2, 2009

Before he can get around to that Libertines reunion everyone’s buzzing about, erstwhile tabloid pinup and Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty will release his debut solo album, Grace/Wastelands, March 24 via Astralwerks — and you can download one of its best tracks below!

With lightly-strummed acoustic guitar and Doherty’s echo-enhanced vocals, “New Love Grows On Trees” is far removed from the noisy garage rock of the Libertines. But Doherty’s acerbic wit and morbid lyricism are certainly intact: “If you’re still alive when you’re 25 / Should I kill you, like you asked me to.”

Download the track below. Then sound off in our comments section.

Listen: Pete Doherty, “New Love Grows On Trees”(DOWNLOAD MP3)