It is refreshing to hear an artist so fresh and not-so-well-known outside their home country like Cœur de Pirate. However, what is really unusual is that Béatrice Martin has actually had more hits in France than in her native Canada.
You see, she is a francophone from Montreal, and primarily sings in French. Not exclusively, mind you - but mostly. And yet, despite having the heart of a pirate (that's what her name translates to, people), the songs are just enchanting. Without knowing French, you can hear the love and longing in her voice, in the music.
This song, her debut single, won the 2010 Victoires de la Musique (French-language music) award for Original Song of the Year.
It almost sounds more soulful live. Check out this performance from Massey Hall in Toronto from 2014. The acoustics threaten to drown her out, but Cœur de Pirate's full voice wins in the end.