The 15th May 2020 marked the death of Phil May, the legendary lead singer with The Pretty Things.
Despite Phil's well-documented ill-health, his death was wholly unexpected (resulting from a tragic accident rather than his ongoing health issues). Befitting his legacy, Phil's catastrophic loss has been felt and acknowledged across the world of music and the arts.
At the time of his death, Phil was hugely excited about the impending release of the first-ever, all-acoustic Pretty Things album, which had recently been completed.
The words below were written on the 5th May, just nine days before Phil died. We have left them unchanged as they remain relevant to the album and particularly to Phil and his connection to it. Even at this stage in his career, Phil was enthusiastically looking forward to performing these dark songs live and showcasing fresh on-stage approaches.
Unfortunately, the songs will never be heard live with Phil's voice, but that doesn't diminish the power of this remarkable record which stands as a touching tribute to one of the most significant artists of a rightly celebrated generation (and beyond).
Can`t Be Satisfied
Come Into My Kitchen
Ain`t No Grave
The Devil Had A Hold Of Me
Bright As Blood
Love In Vain
To Build A Wall
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