Chrissie Hynde has announced a new album of Bob Dylan covers titled Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde sings Bob Dylan, which will be accompanied by a documentary to mark Dylan's 80th birthday.
Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde sings Bob Dylan was recorded throughout lockdown by Hynde and her Pretenders bandmate James Walbourne, and will feature nine tracks, including covers of "In the Summertime", "Tomorrow Is a Long Time" and more.
Hynde says of the covers album, "A few weeks into lockdown last year, James sent me the new Dylan track "Murder Most Foul". Listening to that song completely changed everything for me. I was lifted out of this morose mood that I’d been in."
She adds, "I remember where I was sitting the day that Kennedy was shot - every reference in the song. Whatever Bob does, he still manages somewhere in there to make you laugh because as much as anything, he’s a comedian. He’s always funny and always has something to say. That’s when I called James and said, ‘let’s do some Dylan covers’ and that’s what started this whole thing."
The Dylan covers album will be accompanied by a documentary titled Tomorrow is a Long Time. The Michael Nunn and William Trevitt-directed film follows Hynde throughout the recording process for Standing in the Doorway, and is due to air on Dylan's 80th birthday later this month.