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Emile Haynie – “A Kiss Goodbye Reprise” (Feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonté Hynes, & Sampha)

Last August, Grammy award-winning producer Emile Haynie teamed up with a powerhouse trio made up of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dev Hynes, and Sampha for a heavy-hitting track called “A Kiss Goodbye.” That track has gotten a dub rework that will appear on a new 12″ that includes a few new songs that will appear on the… More »

By: James Rettig / January 16, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Emile Hayne – “A Kiss Goodbye” (Feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonté Hynes, & Sampha)

Holy fuck, what a posse cut! Emile Haynie, producer of Kanye West’s “Runaway,” Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven,” and many Lana Del Rey songs, just released “A Kiss Goodbye,” a mournful echo-chamber-pop ballad about the gut-wrenching aftermath of love gone wrong. For assistance with this study in 808s and heartbreak, he recruited Charlotte Gainsbourg,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 26, 2014 - 4:23 pm

Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Hey Joe” (Prod. Beck)

Controversial director Lars von Trier and indie darling actress/singer Charlotte Gainsbourg have one of the creepier director/actress relationships; they teamed up for the apocalyptic Melancholia and next year’s hypersexed Nymphomaniac. For the latter, Gainsbourg has recorded a cover of the rock standard “Hey Joe” (popularized by the Jimi Hendrix Experience on their landmark debut AreMore »

By: Chris DeVille / December 13, 2013 - 10:24 am

Watch Beck, Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand Perform At London Song Reader Event

In 2012 Beck released an album of sheet music, Song Reader. Earlier this week, on July 4, Beck played songs from this album with a full band in London at The Barbican. It was Beck’s first time playing songs from this album with a full band, and he was joined by a cast of collaborator… More »

By: Liz Pelly / July 6, 2013 - 9:19 am

Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Paradisco” (Feat. Beck)

Music-royalty singer/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg previously teamed up with Beck to make 2009’s ridiculously pleasant IRM album, and Mr. Hansen also has his hands all over Gainsbourg’s forthcoming album Stage Whispers. Beck wrote and produced Gainsbourg’s lush dance song “Paradisco,” and you can stream it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 30, 2011 - 11:45 am

Charlotte Gainsbourg – “White Telephone”

Just yesterday, Tom showed you Charlotte Gainsbourg’s “Terrible Angels,” a video for the title track from the French chanteuse’s forthcoming, Beck-produced EP. Charlotte has a second release lined up, too: From Stage Whisper, an 18 track collection of live and unreleased songs due 11/18, comes “White Telephone.” If “Terrible Angels”‘ glitzy synth-strut had you thrown,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 26, 2011 - 4:42 pm

Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Terrible Angels” Video

“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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 25, 2011 - 10:08 am

Jay Electronica – “Shiny Suit Theory” (Feat. Jay-Z, The-Dream & Charlotte Gainsbourg)

On Friday Jay-Z welcomed Jay Electronica to his imprint Roc Nation. The bossman guests on “Shiny Suit Theory,” a new Jay Electronica track that also features The-Dream and Charlotte Gainsbourg. You can hear it at Some Kind Of Awesome. Here’s Jay-Z introducing Jay-E at the Box in NYC:… More »

By: brandon / November 15, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Charlotte Gainsbourg “Time of the Assassins” Video

In this gorgeously shot video, Charlotte Gainsbourg explores the forests, hills, and coastlines of Big Sur and defies gravity. The latter happens via some small effects that make her touch down lightly on tree trunks and grass, or keep her balance on precarious rocks and hillsides. It’s completely different from her “Heaven Can Wait” video,… More »

By: jessica / May 26, 2010 - 3:04 pm

Coachella 2010: Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz

Friday got us dancing with LCD and Jay-Z, Saturday featured less clothing, and Sunday closed things out with a generally mellower lineup (plus more amazing weather). It was fitting the reunited Pavement played “In The Mouth A Desert.” Because the desert is where people were watching them. Even if it didn’t feel especially arid. Le… More »

By: stereogum / April 19, 2010 - 4:54 pm

Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck Do Morning Becomes Eclectic

In last weekend’s excellent NY Times profile, Charlotte told the Grey Lady “I was trying desperately to write a couple of lines, and in a few minutes [Beck] had a whole song. I suggested some of the song titles, wrote a line or two here and there. But really, Beck did everything.” She’s speaking of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 28, 2010 - 3:32 pm

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

New Charlotte Gainsbourg Video – “Heaven Can Wait” (Feat. Beck)

Award winning antichrist Charlotte Gainsbourg has teamed up with Beck for her forthcoming IRM, telling Jessica in a Progress Report that Hansen “tried very different things” with her for the album. And while “IRM” and “Heaven Can Wait” could sound “very different” relative to Charlotte’s past output, this Keith Schofield-directed video is very different relative… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 18, 2009 - 1:34 pm

New Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck – “Heaven Can Wait”

Charlotte Gainsbourg told Jessica that for her third studio album IRM she and her producer/main collaborator Beck:

[T]ried very different things, and then gradually it was … homogène. [The songs are] all in different styles but one proper album. I was able to go and try a blues song, then go into more of… More »

By: brandon / November 3, 2009 - 8:49 am

Progress Report: Charlotte Gainsbourg

NAME: Charlotte Gainsbourg
PROGRESS REPORT:Rehearsing songs from her upcoming album with Beck, titled IRM, out in January. Recorded at The Library, Anonyme, Capitol Studios and Ocean Way in Los Angeles.

Even though her first language is French, actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg speaks English with a prim, hesitant British accent, a result of the… More »

By: jessica / October 23, 2009 - 9:10 am

New Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck – “IRM”

Beck’s masterminding Charlotte’s new record (he gets songwriting, production, and mixing credits along with co-writing the lyrics) and somehow Charlotte’s still owning it with her pipes on the album’s first MP3 “IRM.” Download it for an email at More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 9, 2009 - 9:49 am

Charlotte Gainsbourg Wins Best Actress

The singer/Beck collaborator took Cannes’ top honors for Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist, which “provoked fainting, gasps and walk-outs with its shots of a clitoris being sliced off with rusty scissors and male genitals smashed with a plank.” Watch the trailer. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 25, 2009 - 10:51 pm

New Charlotte Gainsbourg – “5:55 (Black Ghosts Remix)”

Just how sexy is Charlotte Gainsbourg? Well, her pop’s Serge, her mom’s Jane Birkin, she’s a “celebrated French actress,” and then there’s this leggy press photo we happened upon.

More importantly — this is a music blog, after all — how sexy is “5:55″? Gainsbourg had Air write the music, Nigel Godrich… More »

By: Stereogum / August 3, 2007 - 12:43 pm