Charlotte Gainsbourg makes a MEGA comeback with her new single ‘Rest’. Not only does the single have a massive release across Apple Music and other major digital platforms, but she also comes with an album of the same name (out on November 17th) and a music video series directed by the singer herself.
It’s her first album since 2010’s ‘IRM’. Now back with a new image and a sexy haircut, Charlotte Gainsbourg reveals the 11 ‘ song essays’ of ‘Rest’. The album was produced by SebastiAn, featuring collaborations with Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Sir Paul McCartney, Owen Pallett and Connan Mockasin. It’s the first album where Gainsbourg pens all of the words, as well as shows her direction with her video series.
“Those were the first words that I actually sang on the album. I came in with all my bunches of lyrics… It was too much, really, and Guy-Man was saying, ‘you can’t say all that, you have to simplify it,’ and he reduced it to three words! It felt so innocent in a way, but it was exactly what I needed at that time.”
‘Rest’ was produced by co-written by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. The album deals with family events that affected her personally and her struggles with shyness and childhood fears as a performer. Sir Paul McCartney wrote ‘Songbird in a Cage’ for Gainsbourg a couple of years ago. Gainsbourg reminisces her the moments with him stating that “I couldn’t believe that I was actually sitting next to him. I told him that if he ever had a song for me it would be a dream come true.” Nevertheless, what came out of it was a beautiful track especially made for her.
‘Rest‘ is a new piece of avant-garde pop with electro-disco rhythms that places Gainsbourg back on track with her music. Despite the collaborators on this project, this is truly Charlotte Gainsbourg’s album.