Listen to Vanille Cover the Rolling Stones in French
Labelmate Efy Hecks has also shared his contribution to Bonbonbon's upcoming covers comp
Published May 05, 2021Montreal-based label Bonbonbon has been offering up plenty of sweetness as a hub for the city's many Francophone psych acts, and the treats just keep on coming. The label has revealed an upcoming compilation EP, Bonbonbon: 6 morceaux, that features each of the label's six signees covering influential French-language acts. Today, they've shared two tracks from the EP.
Dream pop breakout Vanille (a.k.a. Rachel Leblanc) — fresh off the release of her fantastic debut album Soleil '96 — has bent the rules just a tad for her cover choice. While all her labelmates covered notable songwriters, Vanille picked Les Miserables, a Quebecois Rolling Stones cover band.
Vanille's "Il Me Dit" is a cover of Les Miserables' "Elle Me Dit," which is a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Tell Me." Where Les Misérables amped up the reverb for their take on the Stones back in 1965, Vanille's gender-changed version adds some folksy twang and doo-wop flair to the mix.
Efy Hecks, the psych-folk project of Montreal's Vincent Lemay, takes a more straightforward approach with his cover of Joe Dassin's lovestruck 1969 hit, "Un peu comme toi," keeping the early-Beatles style of Dassin's original version fairly intact.
Two more tracks from 6 morceaux are set for release on May 12, with the rest of the EP revealed the following week on May 19. For now, listen to Vanille's "Il me dit" and Efy Hecks' "Un peu comme toi" below.