Message of "Amour": Listen to Chrissie Hynde's new cover of a 1940s French tune

Written by on July 3, 2019

Credit: Jill FurmanovskyPretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde has premiered a fourth track from her upcoming jazz-dub album, Valve Bone Woe, a collaboration with award-winning producers and film score composers Marius de Vries and Eldad Guetta.

The song is a cover of “Que Reste-t-il de Nos Amours?” a 1940s French love ballad by Charles Trenet.

You can hear the melancholy, piano-and-strings-driven song now at Hynde’s official YouTube channel. The track also is available as a digital single and via streaming services. The song’s title translates to “What remains of our loves?”

As previously reported, Valve Bone Woe will be released September 6, and features 14 cover tunes, including versions of songs written and/or recorded by Brian Wilson, The KinksRay Davies, Frank Sinatra, Hoagy Carmichael, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Nick Drake and Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Hynde recorded the album with a musical collective called the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble.

The three other songs Hynde has released in advance of the album are versions of the 1964 Mingus instrumental “Meditation on a Pair of Wire Cutters,” The Beach Boys‘ “Caroline, No” and the jazz standard “You Don’t Know What Love Is.”

Chrissie will be giving songs from Valve Bone Woe their live debut this Saturday, July 6, at a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The show will feature Hynde accompanied by the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. The 67-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer also has a concert scheduled for September 14 at London’s Hyde Park.

Valve Bone Woe is available for pre-order now, and will be released on CD, as a two-LP vinyl set and as a vinyl box set featuring seven seven-inch discs. Various special bundles can be purchased at Hynde’s online store.

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