It was this April 23 that with the release of her first single accompanied by a clip Lou Doillon made her official entry into the world of music; a little piano, a hoarse voice, English lyrics might not be enough, but still…It’s beautiful, it touches me, I love it. She became my favorite heart attack of the month.
A few years after starting to hang out with her friend Chris Brenner (musician who co wrote with Milla Jovovich her Divine Comedy Album) component including a song (The Girl is Gone) that was broadcast by the arty magazine Visionaire, the daughter of film director Jacques Doillon and Jane Birkin has been cultivating her secret passion for a long time.
The song announces a forthcoming self-titled EP (out June 11, 2012), the transit point for an album to be discovered in September.
Twenty-three years after her debut as an actress in Kung-Fu Master by Agnes Varda, Lou Doillon, prominent in 2011 in the title role and seizing Gigola in the TV series The Hawk. Apart from her public activities as an actress, model, designer and photographer, the mother of young Marlowe (9 years) from his past loves with musician Thomas-John Mitchell, Lou is also a great musician, like her mother Jane Birkin and her stepsister Charlotte before her.
Her half-sister Charlotte Gainsbourg rose to IRM, she unsheathed a single title of an acronym almost as surgical I.C.U. ( “I see you”), backed by an equally sharp circle (Beck was the first, the second Zdar and then Etienne Daho).
Downtempo ballad haunted by a ghost from the past, actor and witness a songwriting Barclay announced that “strongly autobiographical.”
For this new adventure, she has managed to attract the favors of Etienne Daho, her mentor who encouraged her to enter, but also producer of her first album and that of the great Philippe Zdar (Phoenix, The Rapture). Maestro Cassius has even issued a cosmic praise about this project: “Between Etienne Daho, signing perhaps his best achievement, and Lou Doillon, it is as if there had been an alignment of moons.”
Watch the videoclip here:
or if you are in Germany here!