Listen To New THE WHO Song ‘I Don’t Wanna Get Wise’
Written by megarock on November 25, 2019
“I Don’t Wanna Get Wise”, a brand new song from THE WHO, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s first album in 13 years, titled “Who”, which due for release on December 6 (pushed back from the previously announced November 22).
THE WHO has one of the greatest rock legacies in music history — they’re one of the all-time great live bands, have sold over 100 million records worldwide and scored nine U.S. and 10 U.K .top ten albums and 14 U.K. top 10 singles in a career spanning six decades.
The songs on “Who” cover a myriad of subjects, including the Grenfell Tower fire, musical theft, spirituality, reincarnation, the power of memory and “an old rock star that has lost his marbles.” Singer Roger Daltrey rates it amongst their strongest.
“I think we’ve made our best album since ‘Quadrophenia’ in 1973,” he said. “Pete [Townshend, guitar] hasn’t lost it — he’s still a fabulous songwriter, and he’s still got that cutting edge.”
Added Townshend: “This album is almost all new songs written last year, with just two exceptions. There is no theme, no concept, no story, just a set of songs that I (and my brother Simon) wrote to give Roger Daltrey some inspiration, challenges and scope for his newly revived singing voice.