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Watch Jean-Michel Blais transform Feist's 'Mushaboom' into a beautiful piano piece

The Quebec pianist, who is nominated for the Polaris Music Prize this year, covers the song by previous Polaris winner Leslie Feist.
2018 Polaris Music Prize nominee Jean-Michel Blais covered 2012 winner Feist's song, "Mushaboom." (Polaris Music Prize/YouTube)

In a new instalment of Polaris Music Prize's cover sessions, 2018 short-list nominee Jean-Michel Blais is taking on "Mushaboom" by 2012 Polaris winner Feist.

Blais says he first heard the song when he was "a teenager and it was played in a skateboard movie." The Quebec pianist's version is a beautiful instrumental reimagination of Feist's 2004 single. You can watch the full performance below, and scroll down below that for the original, for comparison.

CBC Music will stream this year's Polaris Music Prize gala live on Sept. 17 on cbcmusic.ca/polaris.

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