Patrick Watson shares “Que reste-t-il de nos amours ?”, a cover version of classical song by Charles Trenet

Patrick Watson unveils a cover version of the classic French song “Que reste-t-il de nos amours ? by Charles TrenetThe song is available now on every streaming platformPatrick shares what inspired him to reinterpret it: I was watching an old French filmBaisers volés [François Truffaut, 1968], in which I heard the song, whose lyrics made me think of the pandemic. I instantly knew I had to cover it. This song is a good summary of what people are feeling right now, which is what I wanted to share.” 

Que reste-t-il de nos amours? was written by Charles Trenet in 1942, with music by his piano accompanist, Léo ChauliacPatrick Watson is adding his voice to a long line of singers who have covered the song, including Dalida, Nana Mouskouriand Françoise Hardy & Alain Bashung (who sang it as a duet). The English version (I Wish You Love) was sung by Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich, Barbra Streisand, and several others. The song eventually became a jazz standard, notably played by Chet Baker.  

Listen to  “Que reste-t-il de nos amours ?” by clicking here.