Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Rest”

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Yesterday, Charlotte Gainsbourg announced Rest, her first album since 2010’s Beck-produced IRM, and released a tracklist and a teaser for a new music video for the album’s title track. She’s now released audio for the song and the full video, which she directed herself, via Apple Music. The track, sung in French and English and built around a hypnotic, pulsating electronic loop, was produced by Daft Punk’s Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo. Gainsbourg’s video pits archival footage, including some from old Hollywood films, against new images Gainsbourg filmed herself.

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