“Terrible Angels” is the title track from Charlotte Gainsbourg’s forthcoming EP. Beck produced the song just like he produced Gainsbourg’s IRM album, but it’s a straightforwardly glammy dance-pop stomper, and it doesn’t really have any of his fingerprints. It’s basically a toned-down version of a Dr. Luke production, and it’s the last thing I expected to hear from Gainsbourg and Beck. Maybe that’s the point.
For the video, director Nathalie Canguilhem throws the gloriously disheveled Gainsbourg into a parking garage for a choreographed dance routine with an army of lookalikes. Then, something bad happens to Gainsbourg. If you saw Antichrist, you should be used to seeing bad things happen to Charlotte Gainsbourg, but it’s pretty surprising nevertheless. Watch: