The legendary and multi-talented Charlotte Gainsbourg has just release a scorching version of her song ‘Sylvia Says’, remixed by German DJ and producer Tensnake. The song is off her most recent album, ‘Rest’ and as a result of the remix is a Giorgio Moroder-type euro disco blast with Gainsbourg’s ethereal vocals skating across the bubbling surface.
Like the album itself, the single has all the hallmarks of Gainsbourg’s studied poetry and panache coupled with an insanely danceable undercurrent:
You can get the single here.
Released on November 17 through Because Music, Charlotte Gainsbourg’s album ‘Rest” like her previous albums, is a brilliant work featuring collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney, Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Connan Mockasin and Owen Pallett (Arcade Fire, Caribou).
For the uninitiated, Gainsbourg was the child of the iconic French poet, musician and raconteur Serge Gainsbourg and British actor Jane Birkin. She infamously began her music career at the age of 12 in the controversial Gainsbourg song ‘Lemon”, then releasing a full album – ‘Charlotte Forever’ – with her father a few years later. She has since forged her own career in acting and music, most notably in Lars Von Trier movies and collaborating with musicians like Jarvis Cocker and Paul McCartney.
Gainsbourg is on tour and you can get tickets here.
Weds 21st – Mojo Club – Hamburg, Germany
Thurs 22nd – Columbia Theatre – Berlin, Germany
Sat 24th – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sun 25th – Le Rockhal – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Mon 26th – Kaufleuten – Zurich, Switzerland
Weds 28th – La Cigale – Paris, France
Thurs 29th – Village Underground – London, UK – SOLD OUT
Mon 9th – EX Theatre – Tokyo, Japan
Tues 10th – IMP Hall – Osaka, Japan
Weds 25th – Les Nuits Botaniques – Brussels, Belgium
Fri 1st – Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain
Sat 2nd – Field Day – London, UK
Sun 3rd – We Love Green – Paris, France
Fri 6th – Festival Beauregard – Herouville-Saint-Clair, France
Weds 11th – Festival de Poupet – Saint-Malo’-du-Bois, France
Sat 14th – Cactus Festival – Bruges, Belgium
Fri 27th – Panorama Festival – New York, USA