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Charlotte Gainsbourg

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Deadly Valentine Charlotte Gainsbourg 06:04
Rest Charlotte Gainsbourg 03:38
Heaven Can Wait Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beck 02:40
Ring-A-Ring O' Roses Charlotte Gainsbourg 04:28
Bombs Away Charlotte Gainsbourg 03:47
Sylvia Says Charlotte Gainsbourg 04:27
Set Yourself On Fire Charlotte Gainsbourg 04:12
Deadly Valentine (Soulwax Remix) Charlotte Gainsbourg 07:55
The Songs That We Sing Charlotte Gainsbourg 02:57
Lying With You Charlotte Gainsbourg 03:18

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The daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin - famed for their classic romantic hit J'e T'aime' - Charlotte Gainsbourg has become an acclaimed actress and singer in her own right. Born in London but raised in Paris, she first came to attention as a 12-year-old when she duetted with her father on the controversial French hit 'Lemon Incest' in 1984.

Her debut album 'Charlotte for Ever' followed two years later, but she turned to acting and made her name with acclaimed roles in the films 'L'Effrontee', 'The Little Thief', 'Jane Eyre' and, later, 'Antichrist'. She featured on Madonna's track 'What It Feels Like for a Girl' and duetted with Etienne Daho on 'If', but really returned to music with second album '5:55' (2006), featuring a collaboration with Air and songs written by Jarvis Cocker and Neil Hannon. It reached number one in France and was warmly received by critics as a stylish vision of adult electro-pop, but Gainsbourg suffered a brain haemorrhage shortly after. She addressed the trauma of it on the Beck-produced album 'IRM' in 2009, with the single 'Heaven Can Wait' being named as one of the videos of the year by Pitchfork and Spin magazine. In 2011 she released double album 'Stage Whisper' featuring new and live material and a collaboration with Noah and the Whale's Charlie Fink.

For four years she worked on her fourth album which in 2017 she released under the title 'Rest'. The album features collaborations with Paul McCartney, Owen Pallett and Connan Mockasin.