There’s no doubt that Charlotte Gainsbourg’s talent is due solely to her talent but there is a genetic part that should not be overlooked: when you are Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s daughter, it would be difficult not to be born with an artistic vein.
Charlotte’s essence is precisely this: we are rocked by an apparent softness at the same time that we’re surprised by an emotional tension that lies only within the reach of the best interpreters. She started out as an actress, one of the best of her generation, but music didn’t come second - it was always present in her career since the age of 13, when she recorded her debut album, “Charlotte For Ever”, an album in which she interprets songs written by her father. The following years were dedicated to cinema, having collected awards and played some memorable roles. Charlotte only returned to music in 2001 when she interpreted “What It Feels Like for a Girl” by Madonna… From then onwards, her determination to make music only continued to grow as she started to prepare her album “5:55”, released in 2006, with lyrics written by Jarvis Cocker and Neil Hannon.
The audience and the critics were left doubtless: we were standing before someone with her own voice, despite all the references around her.
The “5:55” experience was so amazing that Charlotte didn’t take long until she returned to the studio, this time, with Beck. “IRM”, her third album was released in 2009, as a result of that collaboration. She was praised mostly all over the world, she traveled around Europe to present the album and in the meantime, she got involved with cinema again.
She returned to music in 2017 with the release of “Rest”. Charlotte Gainsbourg offered us a handful of songs about adulthood, loss, death, fear and a series of intimate conflicts. This album has more references than any other she has released, including literary ones like Sylvia Plath, and it has Sebastián, Paul McCartney, Owen Pallet, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Daft Punk’s collaboration amongst many others. It’s impossible to resist to the charm of songs like “Rest” or “Deadly Valentine”, some of the songs that will conquer our hearts in Super Bock Super Rock. Charlotte performs on July 19, at the EDP Stage.