Jayson’s DJ pick this week comes from French actress/singer Charlotte Gainsbourg with her track “Sylvia Says” from her most recent release Rest.
Rest is co-produced by French DJ Sebastian Akchoté-Bozovic, aka SebastiAn, best known for his work with the Ed Banger label and more recently with Frank Ocean. The long-awaited album also features collaborations with Paul McCartney, Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Connan Mockasin and Owen Pallett (Arcade Fire, Caribou).
Having previously written with artists like Jarvis Cocker, this album marks the first time that Gainsbourg has written lyrics solo. According to a press release, Rest addresses personal topics, ranging from the recent loss of sister Kate Barry to her childhood fears and public life. “Lying With You” deals with the death of Gainsbourg’s father, Serge Gainsbourg, the songwriter/director known for his risqué work and relationship with Jane Birkin.
“This time it felt like flying on my own,” Gainsbourg says. “I knew I needed the right collaborator, and SebastiAn was always there, but all the same, this time the album is really mine.”
Listen to “Sylvia Says” below and let us know what you think!