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Christine and the Queens Covers Sade’s “No Ordinary Love” for Spotify

She Also Performs “The Walker”

Dec 05, 2018 Christine and the Queens
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Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) released her sophomore album, Chris, back in September via Because Music. Now she has done a session for Spotify where she covers Sade’s 1992 classic “No Ordinary Love.” She also performed Chris’ “The Walker.” Check out the session below, followed by Sade’s original.

Read our recent interview with Christine and the Queens on Chris.

There are both English language and French language versions of Chris, with the French one having an extra track. Back in May Christine and the Queens shared a new song, “Girlfriend” (which features Dâm-Funk), as well as a French version of the song, titled “Damn, dis-moi.” She got a lot of mileage out of that song. It was one of our Songs of the Week, there was also a video for the song, she performed the song on Later... with Jools Holland, and also performed it on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (with The Roots and Dâm-Funk). Then she shared a video for a new song, “Doesn’t Matter,” as well as a video for a French version of the song, “Doesn’t Matter (voleur de soleil).” Then she shared a video for “5 Dollars” (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). Then she shared another new song from the album, “La Marcheuse,” via a video for the song. “La Marcheuse” is from the French version of the album (the English version of the song is “The Walker,” and there was later also a video for that version).

She also stopped by the BBC Live Lounge to do a session where she covered Maroon 5’s “What Lovers Do,” as well as performing “Girlfriend.” In July she shared a remix EP for “Girlfriend” (the funky seven-and-a-half-minute remix of the song by Dâm-Funk was one of our Songs of the Week). She also stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the album’s “Comme Si.”

Christine and the Queens made waves in her native France with her 2014 debut album, Chaleur Humaine. A more English language version of the album, simply titled Christine and the Queens, was released in America (and other English speaking countries) in 2015 via Because Music.

In a previous press release Letissier compared her first and second albums: “Chaleur Humaine was about teenage years, most of it. Loneliness, really true feelings, and there is a softness in the way I wrote as well, because I was properly introducing myself.” With Chris, she says “it gets to be a bit more exhilarating, because I get to say, ‘Okay, I’ve been introduced now.’ I get to be more confident, and it matches what happened in my life as a woman.”

Letissier added: “The second album could have been me finding a fancy producer in LA and doing the pop shit, but actually, no. I wanted to make it even more personal, if it’s possible.”

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