Pete Townshend Release New Single After 29 Years

Pete Townshend Release New Single After 29 Years | Society Of Rock Videos

Image via Eleven Warriors

After 29 years, Pete Townshend released his first solo single “Can’t Outrun the Truth.”

The newly-released song was written and produced by Townshend’s wife, Rachel Fuller, in 2021 inspired by the personal challenges of the pandemic. A portion of every download sale will be given to the Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity long supported by the Who.

In a statement, Fuller said she wrote the song while suffering back pain at the start of the COVID lockdown. She explained:

“We’d just moved house and Pete was as happy as Larry up in his studio, working every day.

“I couldn’t do any creative work and obviously, we couldn’t go anywhere. And I really started to think about how unbelievably difficult this period of time was going to be for so many people. I wrote lyrics and then I sat at the piano and wrote the music, and then I thought, ‘Oh, I really would like to record it because it’s really not a bad song at all – and my singing days are long over.’ So I asked Pete to record the demo.”

The Who guitarist played guitar, violin, and lap steel on the track. He said:

“The pandemic years were terrible for charities. The Teenage Cancer Trust was created in order to take the money from a series of concerts at the Albert Hall every year and various other things, and that had all dropped out. … You’ve got a scenario in which somebody in your family or a teenager has got cancer – they’re being treated, lockdown hits and you’re not allowed to go and visit them. There’s a poignancy to the whole thing.”

Stream the new song below.

Don’t Miss Out! Sign up for the Latest Updates

Premium Partners

Society of Rock partner World War Wings
Society of Rock partner Daily Rock Box
Society of Rock partner Country Music Nation
Society of Rock partner Country Rebel
Society of Rock partner I Love Classic Rock
Society of Rock partner Rock Pasta

Interested in becoming a partner?

Contact us for more info.