Friday, 8 February 2013

La Grande Sophie: Sexy Boy (Re(cord) version)

A great song and video by La Grande Sophie, an imaginative cover of the Air song from their 1998 Moon Safari album.

I always like cover versions that takes an original song somewhere it's never been before, and take the original as a blueprint for something new rather than as a map that has to be followed to a pre-determined destination.

This version certainly does that.

The track comes from her recently released EP Re(cord) which sees four tracks from her La place du Fantôme album re-recorded with a string quartet, along with a bonus track.

These five tracks also appear on a re-edition of last year's La place du fantôme along with two other tracks.

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