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Jack White, formerly of the band the White Stripes, also participated in the project.
Jones then reunited with Burton for her next solo album, Broken Little Hearts (2012). Burton served as a producer and co-wrote several of the songs on the recording. The album's first single, "Happy Pills," fared well on the rock and adult contemporary charts.
Later in 2012, Jones suffered a great personal loss. Her father,
Ravi Shankar, died on December 11, 2012, at the age of 92. Jones released a statement to the Wall Street Journal blog, "Speakeasy," at the time, saying "My Dad's music touched millions of people. He will be greatly missed by me and music lovers everywhere."
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