Jarvis Cocker writes song for French film star

He's not Charlotte Gainsbourg's only special helper

French film star Charlotte Gainsbourg has got some help from Jarvis Cocker on her new single.

Cocker, along with Air and The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon, has co-written ‘The Songs That We Sing’, which is out on August 28.

It’s the first release comes from Gainsbourg’s new album, ‘5:55’, which is out on September 4.

The album was recorded in Paris and produced by Nigel Godrich, famous for his work with Radiohead. Air’s Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel wrote and played all the music on the album while Canadian composer David Campbell, the father of Beck, was responsible for the string arrangements.

‘5:55’ is Gainsbourg’s second album – her first, ‘Charlotte Forever’, was a collection of songs written by her father, the legendary French poet and singer Serge Gainsbourg, and recorded when she was 13.