Charlotte Gainsbourg working on new album with Beck

French singer-turned-actress-turned-back-singer Charlotte Gainsbourg has announced that much of her next album – IRM, due 30 November – will feature influence from Beck.  Although not singing, Beck produced the album as well as writing most of the music and co-writing many lyrics.
This follows Charlotte’s working with Air, Jarvis Cocker, Neil Hannon & Nigel Godrich on her previous effort, 5.55.  Released in 2006, that record was her first since returning to music after an impressive dabble in acting.  Those coalitions saw her plaintive pop become richer and more soulful; lord knows what it’ll morph into under Beck’s zany influence.  Rather than speculate, let’s wait for some MP3s to show up, and instead admire Charlotte – officially this blog’s second-favourite female in the world.


For his part, the marginally less attractive Beck’s already also embarking on a track-by-track cover of The Velvet Underground and Nico – an amazing concept album in its own right, and one that I can’t wait to hear reinvented under his maverick touch.  Heroin has just been released on video.  Exciting times indeed.

Charlotte Gainsbourg on MySpace
Charlotte Gainsbourg’s website
on MySpace
Beck’s website
MP3: Charlotte Gainsbourg – Morning Song (zSHARE)

~ by ripamel on 03/09/2009.

One Response to “Charlotte Gainsbourg working on new album with Beck”

  1. […] The majestic La Gainsbourg has made the title track from her forthcoming, Beck-produced album IRM available on the internet.  At 2:38, it’s fast and flippant, but still there are enough […]

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