** Language Advisory
Chris Douridas hosted an incredible session for KCRW's Apogee Sessions with JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys.
Chrissie met JP Jones at a party thrown by artist Damien Hirst’s wife just over a year ago and the duo had an immediate connection. Chrissie says she was “seduced” by his music and when she came off a tour with The Pretenders, the pair headed to Havana and wrote most of the new album, Fidelity, over the course of a week.
"It's very truthful and it's very heartwrenching. And, in fact, it's quite heartbreaking. It's not been an easy album to get through," said Hynde.
The new songs include “Perfect Lover,” a tune written about two people who can’t be together because the woman can’t give the man what he wants – a wife and children.
"I get a lot of people coming backstage, when I've done shows with The Pretenders, and women come back and they go, ‘Oh, I wanna be like you when I grow up,’ and then I'm like, 'OK, cheers, have a good night.' And they...they go off with their husband or their boyfriend and I go back to my hotel room and I'm alone. And I think that's what people don't understand is that, when you do what I do....I mean, I get on stage, and I'm, you know, cocky as f*ck, and I'm really full of myself, but you know I'm the one that goes home alone," said Hynde.
Fidelity will be released this summer.
** Please note: This show contains some profanity.
KCRW is pleased to thank Bob Clearmountain and Apogee Electronics for helping make KCRW's Apogee Sessions possible