First Listen: Pete Doherty's Solo Album

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Pete Doherty
WRITTEN BY
Melissa Goldstein

Pete Doherty is totally not over Kate Moss.

We already knew he still has the hots for his old band the Libertines -- he's been openly wooing collaborator Carl Barat in a bid to get back together. But even a casual listen to Doherty's new solo album, Grace/Wastelands, which he is currently streaming on MySpace before its March 24 release, reveals the singer-songwriter is nursing feelings for his ex.

His longing is made plain on "Sweet By and By," an old-timey piano-driven tune that features jazz trumpet flourishes and sounds like it's auditioning for inclusion on a vintage Woody Allen film soundtrack. With Blur's Graham Coxon on guitar, Doherty croons: "It wasn't so long ago when you said you loved me so / Where did you go? You didn't even say goodbye."

To make his lyrical message totally clear, Doherty told The London Paper: "It was a bit rude. Kate -- she didn't even say goodbye. I did finish with her, but she didn't even say goodbye."

And when Doherty sings, "You left me wondering whether love's just a lie / You've found some other guy and all I do is hang my head and cry," it seems safe to assume he's talking about Moss' new BF, the Kills' Jamie Hince.

But Doherty isn't entirely without female companionship on the album: Dot Allison is kind enough to lend her breathy vocal coos on "Sheepskin Tearaway."

Listen to the album. Then let us know what you think in the comments section.

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