October 9, 2009 9:13

Charlotte Gainsbourg collaborates with Beck for new album

Title track from 'IRM' available as a free download now

Charlotte Gainsbourg collaborates with Beck for new album
Charlotte Gainsbourg has collaborated with Beck for her new album.

The record, 'IRM', will be released on January 25, and was produced by the American singer-songwriter.

The title track from the record is available to download for free now from Charlottegainsbourg.com now.

Backed by Beck's regular band, Gainsbourg and the producer co-wrote several tracks for the record.

"I pulled a bunch of songs out. And then I wrote a few, with her in mind, but when we spent time together they changed because I got more of a feeling of where she wanted to go," he explained. "We got in the studio and I could see all the possibilities."

Gainsbourg said Beck's influence saw her tracking a series of new musical direction.

"We started with 'Master’s Hands', which has a sort of African beat, and then we did 'In The End', which is very melodic and much quieter," she explained. "'Heaven Can Wait' followed, which is a much more classic pop song. So in that same [first] session we went in three different directions!”

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