“Star-studded...soft, echoey, warm folk”

THE BAY BRIDGED

"The Brittany-raised singer writes classic sounding folk-pop songs and delivers them timelessly."

– SF WEEKLY

 

"...often recalls the broodingly ornate songs of Love's Arthur Lee spiced with just a little dash of Revolver-era John Lennon."

– SF BAY GUARDIAN

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"Hélène Renaut's simple tenderness evokes fellow Frenchwoman Françoise Hardy; her spare approach, Marissa Nadler. Complex acoustic guitar parts are trimmed with playful glockenspiel, trombone, and soft percussion. But what's most charming about the Brittany-born, San Francisco-based singer-songwriter is how she dresses up adult motifs in kid's attire."Bumblebee" finds Renaut grappling with crushing isolation through a blushingly cute chit-chat with a bee. The aching restlessness of "The Deer Convention" is hidden underneath her childlike wonder of golden light. Rather than showing the singer-songwriter circumventing grown-up crises, these songs offer the realization that adolescence can be damn fun, especially set against folk music that simultaneously makes you blush and squirm."

SF WEEKLY

 

 
 

"Her musical renderings remind me of beautiful watercolor paintings of landscapes with tulips, or the charm of an English garden...Hélène has an enchanting voice and skillfully commands the acoustic guitar, drawing this listener into her reflections on life."

HEROES OF INDIE MUSIC

 

"The French pop splendour of Helene Renaut kicks off disc two in style, the sweet as honey "Bumblebee" oozing class."

TERRASCOPE UK

 

"Inspiré par la pop française des sixties et le folk des seventies...enregistrement dans des conditions live à la perfection... ritournelles légères et fausement naïves...jolie voix fragile et désarmante...Une égérie est née."

WITH MUSIC ON MY MIND

"Hélène Renaut sets this one on fire with "Bumblebee", providing all the intangibles that make French chanteuse-age so righteous when it works...a clean, full recording, simple and effective arrangements, and a voice to die for."

DOUG MOSUROK, DUSTED

 

"...evokes early Floydians punting down the River Cam, albeit infused with La Francais... Superb summery sounds."

TERRASCOPE UK