Roger Daltrey of The Who has his first solo album in 26 years due out on June 1st.
As Long as I Have You includes his bandmate Pete Townshend on guitar on seven tracks, and is a mix of Daltrey originals and covers of songs by Stevie Wonder ("You Haven’t Done Nothing"), Stephen Stills ("How Far") and Nick Cave. The title track is out now at digital retailers and streaming services.
Daltrey says the project is "a return to the very beginning, to the time before Pete started writing our songs, to a time when we were a teenage band playing soul music to small crowds in church halls. That's what we were, a soul band. And now, I can sing soul with all the experience you need to sing it."
Daltrey's last solo studio album was 1992's Rocks in the Head.