Jeanne Cherhal vs Arcade Fire

French fille Jeanne Cherhal leaves out the church organ of the original, but adds some haunting vocals to her version of Arcade Fire‘s My Body is a Cage (from their Neon Bible album). Translated to French, the song softens up. When you hear Win Butler from AF sing it, you immediatly know it’ll end in tears. This is never going to light up. But with the shift in tempo in Jeanne Cherhal’s cover, somehow there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Because I’m not that familiair with Arcade Fire, I missed this cover completely. So thanks to this blog for reminding me. See the video for Mon corps… here.

Jeanne Cherhal – Mon corps est une cage
Arcade Fire – My body is a cage