Last month, Charlotte Gainsbourg released her excellent new album Rest, her first since 2011's Stage Whisper. The rollout was already accompanied by some striking visuals -- including the beautiful video for the album's highlight, "Deadly Valentine" -- and today Gainsbourg has shared another, a clip for the album's emotive closer "Les Oxalis."
Charlotte Gainsbourg's remarkable new album Rest was released a few weeks ago, and today she debuted a video for the song "Lying With You." It's a menacing track that sounds like whispered secrets, and the visual finds Gainsbourg chasing around a younger version of herself in a decaying mansion. It's a beautiful and stirring video;…
The French music icon’s home has been largely untouched since his death
Charlotte Gainsbourg’s latest album sees her facing and sharing a lifetime’s worth of loss and grief. Her whispered singing is made even more haunting by producer SebastiAn’s synths and string sections, while Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel co-wrote the title track.
"I wasn’t scared about being personal. It’s an open dialogue to myself, to my sister, to my father."
Her musical career began aged just 13, when she appeared with her father Serge Gainsbourg in the duet Lemon Incest – somewhat scandalously reprising an erotic role played by her mother, the British actress Jane Birkin. The song was nothing to be ashamed of, said Charlotte Gainsbourg, who went on to win numerous awards, act in 50 films, including…
A taxi-trip-lengthed chat with the enigmatic actor and musician.
Baths' Romaplasm, Charlotte Gainsbourg's Rest, and Sia's Everyday Is Christmas are all new albums I can recommend this week. Archival releases include vinyl reissues of several Paul McCartney albums (RAM, McCartney, McCartney II, Pipes of Peace, Tug of War,...
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Charlotte Gainsbourg takes full creative control on Rest; the late Sharon Jones takes one final encore on Soul Of A Woman; and OCS reverts to its lush, reflective roots on Memory Of A Cut Off Head. These, plus The Body & Full Of Hell, Mavis Staples, and Kamaiyah in this week’s notable releases. Read more...
Not just intimate, but vulnerable, self knowing, open and loving. And definitely not embarrassing
Later this week, Charlotte Gainsbourg, the great French actress and singer, will finally release Rest, her first album in seven years. Rest follows up Gainsbourg's 2011 double album Stage Whisper, and she recorded Rest with the dance producer SebastiAn. It's a slick and pulsating but also lush and contemplative dance-pop album, and Gainsbourg sings much…
For her fourth album, “Rest,” she did something she’s never done before: write her own lyrics, digging into her family’s tangled history for inspiration.
Fever Ray is back. Fever Ray is back. Fever Ray is back. Fever Ray is back. Fever Ray is back.The Knife’s Karin Dreijer has shared her first piece of new music (and video) under the Fever Ray moniker since 2009. Watch the disturbing clip for “To the Moon and Back“ below.Grimes and the... Continue reading
Next month, the French singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg will release Rest, her first album in seven years; she recorded the whole thing with the French dance producer SebastiAn. We've already posted her videos for the early singles "Rest" and "Deadly Valentine," and now Gainsbourg has also shared the album's opening track "Ring-A-Ring O' Roses."
Produced by SebastiAn, from her upcoming album Rest
Sometimes, the world is in such a state that you just need the wisdom and European perspective of Charlotte Gainsbourg. Gainsbourg stars in the racy — and confusing — new love-triangle movie, Ismaël’s Ghosts, the director’s cut of which is premiering at the New York Film Festival (after opening Cannes). Gainsbourg plays an ... More »
CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG is full of nervous energy, switching from sitting on the sofa to the floor, pouring streams of green tea. It has been nearly eight years since the release of her last studio album, the critically acclaimed “IRM”, and her long hair has since been lopped off into a bob.