Peter Doherty, now resident in Normandy the land of Calvados and camembert, has teamed up with composer/producer Frédéric Lo, and created a wonderful nouvelle vague slice of pop entitled ‘The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime’, which will be released as a single through the Strap Originals label today. “The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime” is another piece de resistance from this constantly evolving and challenging artist, showcasing Peter’s proudly European poetry and comment on la bete humaine married to Frederick’s delicious francophone musical arrangements.
Written during lockdown and produced by Frédéric Lo ‘The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime’ was recorded in Étretat (Normandy) and Paris, with all words by Peter Doherty and music by Frédéric Lo. The video for ‘The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime’ was filmed in Étretat and directed by acclaimed French documentary maker Thierry Villeneuve. Doherty drew inspiration for the lyrics to ‘The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime’ from French lettrist Maurice Leblanc, best known as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective Arsène Lupin (recently an international sensation on Netflix).
Frédéric Lo is a French musician, musical director, composer, arranger, music producer and singer-songwriter. Living in Paris, Lo is most notably known for his work in duet with Daniel Darc and for his work with Pony Pony Run Run , Stephan Eicher , Maxime Le Forestier , Christophe Honoré and Alex Beaupain.
Peter Doherty has released three album with The Libertines (‘Up The Bracket’ (2002), ‘The Libertines’(2004) & ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’(2015) and With Babyshambles ‘Down In Albion’ (2005), ‘Shotters Nation’ (2007) & ’Sequel To The Prequel’(2013), two solo albums ‘Grace/Wastelands’ (2009) &’Hamburg Demonstrations’(2017) and Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres (2019).