Renaud will release a cover album in February 2022

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Renaud announces the release of a new album in February 2022. He has decided to do covers of French songs there. The singer has been in the studio for ten days.

The news will delight his fans. Renaud is going to release a new album. At 69, the performer of “Winning Mistral”, “As soon as the wind blows” or “Miss Maggie” has chosen to pay tribute in his own way to French song.

“I wanted to make this album for years,” Renaud told the Parisian who met him on Wednesday evening at the exhibition dedicated to him at the Philarmonie de Paris until November 7. The album will include thirteen songs that marked Renaud and originally sung by Yves Montand, Jean Ferrat, Serge Reggiani, Georges Moustaki or Françoise Hardy.

Renaud found his way back to the studios ten days ago. “There are still voices and violins to do. We work between Paris and Isle-sur-la-Sorgue where I have lived almost year-round for two years,” Renaud told our colleagues. The singer has indeed settled in Vaucluse.

Renaud’s last studio album dates from 2019. It was called “Les mômes et les enfants avant”. In 2020, he released a single on the coronavirus titled “Corona song”. The singer’s voice appeared damaged.

How’s health? Renaud replies: “It’s okay, it’s holding up”. The singer claims to have gone from sixty cigarettes a day to fifteen cigarettes and to have become “addicted to vaping”. And he quit alcohol for good six months ago. He nevertheless suffers from a back health problem that requires him to sit regularly.

For this reason, he will not go on tour again and will do a minimum of promotion. But he says about his new album: “It’ll hurt!”