Release date:
Nov 17, 2017
Because Music

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This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


Ring-A-Ring O' Roses

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Lying With You

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Deadly Valentine

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I'm A Lie

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3:38 • Studio version


Sylvia Says

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Songbird In A Cage

Written by Paul McCartney

4:31 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Additional drums, Guitar, Piano
Charlotte Gainsbourg :
Sebastian Akchoté :
Drum programming, Harpsichord, Producer
Emile Sornin :
Bass, Electric organ, Electric piano, Glockenspiel, Noises, Tambourine
Vincent Taeger :
Tom Elmhirst :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Circa 2016
Studio :
Electric Lady Sound Studios, New York City, USA


Dans Vos Airs

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Les Crocodiles

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Les Oxalis

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From Stereogum, September 7, 2017:

Charlotte Gainsbourg will release her first album in seven years in November. The LP is called Rest and it was produced by SebastiAn (aka the guy who narrates “Facebook Story” on Frank Ocean’s Blonde) and features collaborations with Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de-Homem-Christo, Paul McCartney, Owen Pallett, and Connan Mockasin. […]

From Wikipedia:

Rest is the fifth album by French singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. It was primarily produced by French electronic musician SebastiAn, and released on November 17, 2017 by Because Music. It is her first album release in six years, and features collaborations with Paul McCartney, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Owen Pallett and Connan Hosford, among others. The tracks “Rest” and “Deadly Valentine” were released as singles and music videos, both directed by Gainsbourg herself.

The album explores the deaths of Gainsbourg’s father Serge Gainsbourg and half-sister Kate Barry, with a focus on the theme of alcohol addiction. She has commented that “the album took a different direction. I wanted to express [my grief] not only with sadness but with anger.” The lyrics are in English and French.


When they first met, SebastiAn told Gainsbourg that he would like to work with her but that he wanted the project to be done in French, but she refused to do so. A year later, Gainsbourg, after the death of her sister Kate Barry, contacted him again and told him that she would like to say certain things and that she could only say them in French. Thus, they started working on Rest in New York.

Critical reception

Rest received acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 80 out of 100, which indicates “generally favorable reviews” based on 22 reviews. Olivia Horn of Pitchfork awarded the album a “Best New Music” designation, claiming “it is at once scorchingly intimate and fantastically oversized”. Exclaim!‘s Anna Alger praised Gainsbourg for striking “a balance between sombre beauty and a mix of Euro disco, funk and pop.” […]

Last updated on April 11, 2021


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clem865 7 years ago

Paul wrote and play on "Songbird In A Cage"

The PaulMcCartney Project 7 years ago

Thanks Clem865 ! I didn't find any details on which song yet ! will update !

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