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The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde Covers Bob Dylan’s ‘Standing in the Doorway’

Chrissie Hynde Bob Dylan in 1984

While they’ve been in quarantine, Chrissie Hynde and James Walbourne of The Pretenders have been putting together a series of songs titled the “Dylan Lockdown Series.” And their latest collaborative cover is “Standing in the Doorway,” off 1997’s Time Out of Mind.

Sticking to a similar arrangement to the original, piano, organ and electric guitar with light drums provides a soft pillow for Hynde’s vocals to lie on. Meanwhile, the video showcases a lot of outdoor space — something many people are wishing for right now — giving the song a place to breathe.

“Thanks one more to Tchad Blake on mixing duties and the whole Blake family for the video,” she posted on Instagram to announce the new recording.

The Pretenders have been gearing up for the release of their new album, Hate for Sale, which is out on July 17. Hynde and Walbourne co-wrote all the tracks and have released “The Buzz,” “You Can’t Hurt a Fool” and the title track from it so far.

Listen to Hynde and Walbourne cover “Standing in the Doorway” below.