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Pete Townshend releases charity single, ‘Can’t Outrun The Truth’

Tez Tezza

24 mrt. 2023

All proceeds from vinyl sales will go towards the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Who‘s Pete Townshend has released his first solo single in almost 30 years titled ‘Can’t Outrun The Truth’.

The track – released today (March 24) for charity – was composed and produced by Townshend’s partner Rachel Fuller under the alias Charlie Pepper.

All proceeds of the track’s vinyl sales, and an undisclosed portion of all digital downloads, will go towards the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Townshend released a press statement saying: “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.”

He added “So, the idea of doing this, which is it’s something that has sprung out of Lockdown about mental illness, but also for this particular charity.

If you’ve got a scenario in which somebody in your family or a teenager has got cancer and they’re being treated, lockdown hits, you’re not allowed to go and visit them. There’s a poignancy to the whole thing about the song,”

Listen to the song here:

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