The Who – Ball And Chain | New Music
The iconic band The Who is back on stage with a new single titled “Ball and Chain” from their upcoming twelfth studio album WHO, which will be released on November 22 via Interscope Records. The Who had already announced that they were working on a new project, back in January.
At the time, Pete Townshend said that the new work would contain “dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang“. “Ball and Chain” is the first song extracted from the new album: it is a re-recording of a Pete Townshend solo song called “Guantanamo”, which was part of the compilation Truancy: The Very Best Of Pete Townshend, released in 2015.
This is their first album after thirteen years, following their 2006 studio album Endless Wire. Townshend has presented it with these words: “This album is almost all new songs written last year, with just two exceptions. There is no theme, no concept, no story, just a set of songs that I (and my brother Simon) wrote to give Roger Daltrey some inspiration, challenges and scope for his newly revived singing voice”.
As the lead singer Roger Daltrey said “I think we’ve made our best album since Quadrophenia in 1973, Pete hasn’t lost it, he’s still a fabulous songwriter, and he’s still got that cutting edge.”
Listen to “Ball and Chain” below:
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