On her 2011 album Stage Whisper, Charlotte Gainsbourg sang “Memoir,” a song that Villagers frontman Conor O’Brien had written for her. And now O’Brien’s Irish indie-folk group has recorded its own version of the song. It’s set for inclusion on the forthcoming Villagers collection Where Have You Been All My Life?, which the band recorded live-in-studio at RAK Studio in London. O’Brien’s version of his own song dials down the playfulness of Gainsbourg’s version and focuses instead on the sincerity. Check it out below.
Where Have You Been All My Life? is out 1/8/15 on Domino.