CHARLOTTE INSIDE OUT
by: Diego Martínez
Charlotte Gainsbourg has been on a roll ever since the last time we spoke with her on the ‘Together’ issue of The WILD . After the release of her critically-acclaimed “IRM” (produced in 2009 by Beck), she took her sound to the road for the first time, playing out gigs in America, Europe and Asia. She also solidified her place in the movie biz starring in three films in the last two years: the scary “Antichrist”, the romantic drama “Persécution” and the Julie Bertuccelli-penned “The Tree”.
2011 will also be a great year for the Anglo-French institution. November will see the northamerican premiere of Lars von Trier’s sci-fi epic “Melancholia”, in which she starred alongside Kirsten Dunst and Keifer Sutherland. The film was premiered last May at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, where its press conference gained notoriety when von Trier made jokes about Hitler and Nazis (a stint that would make him a “persona non grata”).
The US screenings of “Melancholia” coincides with the September 6 release of the “Terrible Angels” EP via Because Music/Electra. The menacing title track, written and produced by Beck, takes the singer to an exciting new level in her music, a fact proven in the video for the song directed by the multi-talented Nathalie Canguilhem (who has already worked with Charlotte in the past, as well as Uffie, Prince, David Guetta, Justice and Moby). The clip sees Gainsbourg in a mysterious parking lot, surrounded by an army of lookalikes balancing in a choreographed routine, before a surprising twist at the very end.
“Terrible Angels” is a precursor to her upcoming double-LP of live and unreleased material, “Stage Whisper”, scheduled for November 8.