Saturday, June 11, 2005


Spotted in Adult Themes:
"Arabesque is interpretations of Gainsbourg songs with an Arabic group and is fired with fresh enthusiasm. But the other album, the slightly older Rendez-Vous, is just as telling, featuring duets with artists as varied as young British singers Brian Molko of glam rockers Placebo and Beth Gibbons of Portishead, older figures such as Bryan Ferry and Brazilian star Caetano Veloso and fellow French icon Francoise Hardy.

'In songs, lyrics matter a lot, which means it's a bit like acting,' Birkin says. 'With the lyrics, we can interpret them with a certain sense of people who have been there. Because lyrics are so important, people in France love Patti Smith, and Franoise Hardy won singer of the year and her record was a great success. There are a lot of us wanting to see people who look like us.'"

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