Sei anni dopo il doppio ‘Stage Whisper’ e a sette dal bellissimo ‘IRM’ (che veniva prodotto da Beck) Charlotte Gainsbourg annuncia il nuovo album ‘Rest’ pubblicato il 17 novembre via Because Music con la produzione di SebastiAn (Frank Ocean, Kavinsky). Nel disco figurano anche Guy-Manuel de-Homem-Christo (Daft Punk), Paul McCartney, Owen Pallett e Connan Mockasin. “It’s the first time that I’ve surrendered myself, and the end result belongs to me”. Primo assaggio di title track in regalo così presentata dalla stessa 46enne artista. “Those were the first words that I actually sang on the album. I came in with all my bunches of lyrics… It was too much, really, and Guy-Man was saying, ‘You can’t say all that; you have to simplify it,’ and he reduced it to three words! It felt so innocent in a way, but it was exactly what I needed at that time.”
Dopo ‘Rest‘ il primo video è ‘Deadly Valentine‘ in cui figura Dev Hynes. “This song mixes wedding vows with an offbeat tone. I wanted to express the idea of a lifetime engagement; a couple running to church, from childhood to old age, a lifetime path. I asked my friend Dev Hynes if he would play my partner and he very graciously agreed. It was fun finding our younger and older selves! For my part, I had all I needed at home (with their consent of course!). I nearly asked my mother, but in the end, didn’t dare…”.