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Covercentric: Hear Ren Harvieu Cover Joni Mitchell’s “River”


Yesterday, Dermot O’Leary (pictured above in a turtleneck, naturally) had four lovely singing ladies, dubbed his “Choir of Angels”, to spread the holiday cheers on his last radio show before Christmas. Rumer, Ren Harvieu, Emily Baker and Kristina Train (a Radio 2 super girl group right there) joined the host for a chat, then each offered their take on a holiday classic. Disney-noir songstress Ren Harvieu picked Joni Mitchell’s not-so-cheery “River”, which she pulled it off beautifully.

MP3: Ren Harvieu – River (Joni Mitchell Cover)


Fellow mellow chanteuse Rumer also chimed in with her own interpretation of Ron Sexsmith’s “Maybe This Christmas”, previously covered by Tracey Thorn.

MP3: Rumer – Maybe This Christmas (Ron Sexsmith Cover)


You can listen to the whole session here if you’d like, starting around the 2:17:00 mark.

4 responses

  1. THANK YOU for posting this as Ren Harvieu has got to be one of the most underrated offerings of 2012. Through The Night as a long player is still on heavy rotation for me and such a shame it hasn’t found its way to the US.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    • Seconded. The album is available digitally in the US, but it hasn’t got the attention it deserves yet.

      December 17, 2012 at 2:54 PM

  2. Fran Smales

    What I like about Ren Harvieu (apart from her divine voice) is that she is a young woman of great musical integrity who doesn’t seem starstruck or bothered about achieving fame. She is quietly finding her own niche and it will gradually dawn on the world what a musical gem she is. I love this girl!

    December 20, 2012 at 8:54 AM

  3. bob in sherwood forest

    Just heard this on the radio; left me speechless. I am old enough to have bought the original album by Joni Mitchell; she would be proud to hear what Ren has doe, particularly as she might reach those heights herself these days. Brilliant.

    December 20, 2014 at 12:52 PM

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