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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.

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)