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AGEIST CULTURE

ageist EDITORS | november 15, 2017

charlotte gainsbourg returns

Her first release in 7 years, Rest has an urgency of do it now or never. Impelled by the suicide death of her sister Kate in 2013, it is neither mournful nor backward-looking. It pushes forward with Giorgio Moroder-inspired synth beats: ABBA-like, but with an urgency of the now, not a nostalgic reframing.

The title track is a collaboration with Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, and Paul McCartney features on the album as well. Her voice still haunts — much in the same way father Serge’s did — and we’re picking it to soundtrack our transition into winter weather. Buy it here.