The Pretenders – “Holy Commotion!” (Prod. Dan Auerbach)

Last night we learned the exciting news that the Pretenders have a new album produced by Chrissie Hynde’s fellow Akron native Dan Auerbach, the band’s first release since 2008. Today we get to hear Alone’s first single, and it’s a good one. Far from the blues rocker you might expect given Auerbach’s history with the Black Keys, “Holy Commotion!” is a body-moving new wave track, driven by a rhythm ripped from early rock ‘n’ roll and topped off by an infectious oscillating synth ripple. It’s a major step up from Hynde’s recent solo work, so definitely listen below.

Alone is out 10/21. Pre-order it here.