Nouvelle Vague - "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
Nouvelle Vague is a French band led by musicians Olivier Libaux and Marc Collin. Their name means "new wave" in French, and refers simultaneously to the French New Wave cinema movement of the 1960s, to the new wave musicmovement of the 1970s and 1980s, which provides many of the songs that the band cover, and to bossa nova(Portuguese for "new wave"), a musical style that the band frequently uses in its arrangements.
The group's recordings and live performances have featured a large rotating cast of mostly female vocalists. Several of the artists who have performed with the band have also had successful solo careers, including Camille, Phoebe Killdeer, Mélanie Pain, and Nadéah Miranda.
This is such a simple, sweet version of this song, and subsequently listening to this version was also the first time I actually understood the lyrics and the song. It's incredible. Pride for loving unconditionally.
So, in the altruistic spirit of the song, and by the example of a friend gone, but not too far away, I choose Nouvelle Vague's cover of "Pride (In the Name of Love)" as my, continue to open your battered heart, turn the other cheek again and again, cracks are how the love gets in, song for a, broken and beautiful, generous of soul, love without end, Thursday.