If you’re the daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, you’ve got the opportunity to set the world on fire in one way or another. But merely having genetic predisposition does not always serve as a beacon towards accomplishment; a person must find their own voice. So goes the tale of the delicate and angelic Charlotte Gainsbourg, an accomplished actress and vocalist whose trajectory keeps rising and rising. Collaborating with French super-duo Air, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and singer-songwriter Neil Harmon, Gainsbourg released 5:55 last year to a flurry of good press. It’s not accidental that there are meanderings on the album which mirror that of her famous parents, but her decision to sing the majority of the album in English draws a purposeful distinction. Nonetheless, the collection of songs has gone platinum in France and remains a favorite on both sides of the pond. This track, “The Songs That We Sing”, is a wistful slice of dream pop that I hope will continue to haunt radios all over the world over.
Listen to Charlotte Gainsbourg – “The Songs That We Sing”
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