Paul McCartney, Hugh Grant, Serge Gainsbourg, Beck – a conversation from deep, dark Chelsea
It took 20 years for Charlotte Gainsbourg to make a second record, having made her debut with her father, Serge Gainsbourg, at just 16 years of age. ‘5:55’ was at the instance of Air and Jarvis Cocker, before Charlotte made ‘IRM’ with Beck in 2009. This month she releases new LP ‘Rest’ – her most electronic work yet; a collaboration with SebastiAn.
For this episode of our informal interview podcast, I spoke to Charlotte about all of this, as well as her run in with Paul McCartney, how making DARK movies is easier than staring in a rom-com with Hugh Grant, travel, and the legacy of her father and why she’s never tried to distance herself from her famous parents and what they achieved.
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There are lots of archive episodes of Midnight Chats to dive into – including conversations with Mac DeMarco, Nadine Shah, Laura Marling, Ryan Adams and many more.