Charlotte Gainsbourg

Photo by Collier Shorr Charlotte Gainsbourg

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The Fonda Theatre
6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90028
323-464-0808
“I shut my eyes, and all the world drops dead,” singer-actor Charlotte Gainsbourg coos in a breathy voice on “Sylvia Says,” from her recent album Rest. The song is not only a tribute to poet Sylvia Plath but also adapts imagery from Plath’s “Mad Girl’s Love Song.” Gainsbourg’s whispery singing in English and French and the glossy production and fizzy electro-pop musical settings sometimes belie the album’s heavier themes, which center on the deaths of her father, French singer Serge Gainsbourg, and her half-sister Kate Barry. Rest features such guests as Connan Mockasin, who co-wrote the airy song “Dans vos airs,” and Paul McCartney, who gave Gainsbourg the tune “Songbird in a Cage” and played on the track as well. The daughter of actor Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg continues to make her own name for herself despite her impressive celebrity lineage.
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