She is an actress and the daughter of famous parents, but you can forget all of this really quickly if you get involved with the music of Charlotte Gainsbourg. Once this is set, you’ll come to realise that she is a fascinating singer and songwriter.
Just recently she has proved this with her newest record „Rest“, on which she is obviously influenced by the singing of her father Serge, which he brought to lascivious perfection: The Chanson. But it feels like a newer and fresher version of it, predominantly written and produced by Sebastian Akchoté, who arrays Gainsbourgs musical roots sometimes in 80th-funk-beats and sometimes in a spherical pop sound. An exciting contrast – not only to Gainsbourgs otherworldly voice, also on the heavy subjects which she processes in the songs.
„Rest“ is dedicated to her late sister Kate Barry who died in 2013. Charlotte Gainsbourg recently told the weekly newspaper „Die Zeit“ during an interview: „I’m still mourning, but it helped me to face up to the death of my sister on my new album. My texts are about death, loss, but also about our mutual childhood“.
An emotional field of tension which will definitly make one special and intimate concert evening.