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Charlotte Gainsbourg Announces New Album, Shares “Rest” (Co-written by One-Half of Daft Punk)

Rest Due Out November 17 via Because Music

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French singer/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg has announced a new album, Rest, and shared its title track, which was co-written and produced by Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. Rest is due out November 17 via Because Music. The album also features collaborations with Paul McCartney (who composed and wrote the album’s “Songbird in a Cage”), Owen Pallett, and Connan Mockasin. Gainsbourg has also released a self-directed video for the song, although it’s currently only viewable at Apple Music. Below is the audio for “Rest,” along with the album’s tracklist and cover art.

While “Rest” was produced by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, the rest of Rest was produced by SebastiAn (Frank Ocean, Kavinsky). A press release says Gainsbourg and SebastiAn were inspired by the music of Giorgio Moroder, as well as various movie soundtracks, “particularly Pino Donaggio’s score for Brian De Palma’s ‘70s horror classic Carrie, Georges Delerue’s music for Jean-Luc Godard’s nouvelle vague masterpiece Le Mépris, as well as the unsettling ambience of films like Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and Hitchcock’s Rebecca.”

When it came to the video for “Rest,” Gainsbourg turned to a former collaborator, polarizing Danish film director Lars Von Trier, who encouraged her to direct it herself. As Gainsbourg explains in the press release: “I needed a push. Lars helped. At first I asked him if he would direct this video for me. He answered, ‘No… you should do it.’ He then said, knowing very well what I needed, ‘I will tell you exactly what you must do.’ He dictated quite precisely ‘the rules’ for me to follow. I was nodding through the telephone while writing down the master’s principles. And that was it-the first push I longed for. To go out, and carry a camera for myself. Up to me to deliver my personality in either the archive footage I was choosing or the new images I filmed. Trying to create a repetitive language through this musical loop. Thanks to this first step into directing, I was able to take possession of my own imagery. Ensuing different music videos for quite a few of my album’s songs.”

The album is the follow-up to 2006’s 5:55 (a collaboration with Air, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, and The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon) and 2009’s IRM (a collaboration with Beck). Unlike those albums, for Rest Gainsbourg wrote the lyrics herself.

Read our 2010 interview with Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Rest Tracklist:

1. Ring-a-Ring O’ Roses
2. Lying With You
3. Kate
4. Deadly Valentine
5. I’m a Lie
6. Rest
7. Sylvia Says
8. Songbird In a Cage
9. Dans Vos Airs
10. Les Crocodiles
11. Les Oxalis

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Israel National Trail
September 9th 2017

Great article, Thanks for posting it