Leave it to Cœur De Pirate to make a beautiful song even more beautiful. Hailing from Quebec, she sings in a beautiful French voice that has only gotten better since her debut album. This song, a piano cover of Malajube’s “Étienne D’Août”—captures the feeling of poignant morose in such a beautiful way that you can’t help but contemplate life after listening.

The soft piano and French vocals form together to create this experience that is very similar to Gary Jule’s famous rendition of Mad World. This song is something beautiful, sad, and—despite the language barrier—affecting.

Cœur De Pirate – Étienne D’Août (Live)

Coure de Pirate
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