With shades of early-Beatles whimsy or Morrissey in his late 1980’s first twee solo exploration throes, ‘You Can’t Keep It From Me Forever’ feels a breezy, light-hearted, innocent affair, capturing the most seemingly straight forward lyrical effort of Peter Doherty’s career to date, backed with a gloriously gleeful 60’s guitar pop strum from Frédéric Lo.
As stated in the NME, it turns out the words are actually about Doherty’s initial yearning for malicious substances in the first few weeks of his drug-free life but, with a couple of years distance and Lo’s spirited chords, the record becomes a response to The Beatles ‘You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away’ or The Smiths ‘I Keep Mine Hidden’ and rather than a yearning for narcotics the yearning is for an undefined withheld object or person, lethal or not.
You can watch the atmospheric video for ‘You Can’t Keep It From Me Forever’ below:
The Libertines, Babyshambles and Puta Madres’ frontman and French singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Frederic Lo release new album ‘The Fantasy Life Of Poetry & Crime’ on 18th March. You can pre-order the album here.
You can see the full tracklist below:
‘The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime’
‘The Ballad Of.’
‘You Can’t Keep It From Me Forever’
‘Yes I Wear A Mask’
‘Rock & Roll Alchemy’
‘Keeping Me On File’
‘Far From The Madding Crowd’