The Songs That We SingCharlotte Gainsbourg
About The Songs That We Sing
Millions of Americans know Charlotte Gainsbourg from her dazzling movie performances - and, with her turn in Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There and a co-starring role in the latest James Ivory production on the horizon, her screen-notoriety is set to expand further. Meanwhile, 5:55, her latest album, continues to sell briskly in America, and it's already gone triple-platinum in her native France. As with most of the songs on 5:55, Jarvis Cocker provided the witty, pained lyrics to "The Operation", and Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel contributed music. But it's Charlotte Gainsbourg's own voice, soaked in late-night longing and urbane cool, that truly brings the track to life.