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Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders releases jazzy new covers album

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Chrissie Hynde has a new album out, called “Valve Bone Woe.” The songs are covers, with a jazzy feel – a departure from the music that fans are used to hearing Hynde sing with the Pretenders.

"The real point of the record was I wanted to sing songs that had a lot of melody," Hynde told Billboard. "I think there's a dearth of melody in modern music.”

Correction (Sept. 9, 2019): A previous audio version of this story incorrectly stated the name of Hynde’s new album. The current version is correct.