Hear New Sound: Charlotte Gainsbourg’s “Terrible Angels” / “White Telephone”

Charlotte Gainsbourg

French thespian and soft-voiced chanteuse Charlotte Gainsbourg caught many off guard last year when she released her serene third LP, IRM.

With the help of alt-rocker-turned-producer-extraordinaire, Beck, Gainsbourg proved herself to be the daughter of a genius artist with songs that teetered a delicate glowing beauty and dark murkiness (“Heaven Can Wait” for instance made its way onto AwkwardSound’s 25 Best Songs of 2010.)

The renaissance woman won’t be taking as much of a break between her next release as she did the last time, as Gainsbourg will be releasing a new EP titled Terrible Angels on September 6th alongside Stage Whisper, a double album of unreleased tracks and live recordings due out November 8th.

Below you can hear “Terrible Angels,” another song written and produced by Beck that gives Charlotte an upbeat electro-pop makeover. From the latter, “White Telephone” sounds like an outtake that could have easily found itself in good company with the rest of IRM. It’s your call…

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