Peter Dean Rickards
Hail From: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Sounds Like: The Bird and the Bee, The Cardigans
In Their Words: "I was having a recurring and fretful dream of returning to Paris for the first time after my year there eight years ago. All French things were sort of crunching around in my brain, and I couldn't let it go. I'd always loved the song 'Michelle' -- a simple message becomes such a poignant story when told in two languages. I came up with this take on the song without referencing the original version once! The final studio version we came up with is a big trip away from the original but definitely draws inspiration from the more psychedelic fanfare Beatles productions." -- Vocalist Kalmia Traver