Legendary Who guitarist Pete Townshend has just released his first solo track in 30 years, “Can’t Outrun the Truth.” Written by his partner Rachel Fuller, “Can’t Outrun the Truth” proceeds will benefit Teenage Cancer Trust U.K., of which Townshend has been a longtime supporter.
OC Music News caught Townshend a few moths ago with The Who at Honda Center and he looked and sounded great! The whispers were growing louder by then of the new music on the horizon.
The first single from Townshend since 1993’s “English Boy,” the “Can’t Outrun the Truth” single includes artwork created by British artist Damien Hirst, and will have a limited pressing of 200 12-inch singles which will be signed by Townshend. “Let My Love Open the Door,” his hit from the ‘80s, is the B-side.
According to Townshend, the song “reflects on the lack of human interaction caused by the pandemic” and was recorded in his home studio in 2021.
Townshend has a busy year ahead as The Who plans to spend it touring Europe having wrapped their US tour in 2022.