The Libertines new album | ‘Different energy’ expected ahead of the band’s anticipated return

The Libertines’ new album apparently has a “different energy” to the band’s previous records, after a “productive” summer of writing between co-frontmen Pete Doherty and Carl Barât. 

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Work was underway in Jamaica earlier this year on The Libertines’ new album, although, despite Doherty’s hopes, it won’t be released by the end of 2022.  

“It’s been quite productive. Just trying to write some new songs,” Doherty explained. “We put a few new songs together, me and Carl.”

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Barât has now added: “The four of us just have to learn and play them, and write a few more… Sonically, we want to do something we haven’t done before… I think we’ll be looking to do something with a different energy than before. But we’re not at that stage yet.”

Discussing one of the new tracks, ‘Shiver’ Doherty said: “[Shiver’s] got a real sentimental hark back” to previous Libertines tunes such as ‘The Delaney’, ‘France’ and ‘Music When The Lights Go Out’. Barât agreed, saying: “Yeah, ‘Shiver’’s great. I was listening to that last night, actually.”


Back in August, the band’s drummer Gary Powell told NME that his focus was on “forging forward” with the band’s fourth album. 

“The good thing is everybody’s been writing,” Powell said. “Obviously, we’re not going to try and reinvent the wheel… but I think we can push the boat out a little more while still bringing something that has the same emotional integrity and dynamism that the audience craves when they come to a Libertines show.”

Work first started on a new album in 2019. The band’s tumultuous past includes their most recent album, 2015’s Anthems for a Doomed Youth. 

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