Sebastian Akchoté

Feb 03, 1981

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From Wikipedia:

Sébastien Akchoté-Bozović (born 3 February 1981), known mononymously as Sebastian (stylised as SebastiAn), is a French musician, composer, producer, mixer, engineer, vocalist and DJ affiliated with Ed Banger Records. He has worked as a solo electronic musician and as a remixer for bands and singers such as Charlotte Gainsbourg, Daft Punk, Beastie Boys, Bloc Party, and Nero. He has also composed and produced songs for Charlotte Gainsbourg, Katerine, Kavinsky, Frank Ocean, Uffie and Woodkid, and he has composed soundtracks for the films Our Day Will Come, The World Is Yours and Steak (in which he also acted, credited under the name Sebastian Akchoté). Many of his tracks have been used on television and in video games. […]

[…] Sebastian and Charlotte Gainsbourg worked together for the album Rest in 2017. Before working with her, he remixed her cover of “Hey Joe”, released in 2014. When they first met, he 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 express certain things and that she could only say them in French. Thus, they started working on Rest in New York. This album, which he produced and composed, was released on 17 November 2017. Gainsbourg received a Victoire de la Musique in the “Female Artist of the Year” category in 2018 for Rest. […]

Sebastian Akchoté came to work with Paul McCartney, as producer of Charlotte Gainsbourg’s 2017 album, “Rest“. Paul McCartney had written the song “Songbird In A Cage” for her, and joined the recording sessions in 2016.

I didn’t want to lose this track [Songbird In A Cage], because the first version was cool. But something was not going with the other tracks. So I don’t know, I worked a lot on the pitch and the track, and a lot of things happened on this track, and I decided to send it to Paul McCartney. I was kind of scared. I thought he would say like “I don’t seem to recognize this”. So… He certainly said, yeah. And he came to the studio.

Sebastian Akchoté – From Facebook – EPK Paul – Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Songbird In A Cage” was written by Paul McCartney. Here’s a little video of SebastiAn and I discussing the story behind the song and the time we spent with Paul in the studio.

Last updated on April 11, 2021


Recording "Songbird In A Cage"

Circa 2016 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Rest

Albums, EPs & singles which Sebastian Akchoté contributed to


By Charlotte Gainsbourg • Official album

Contribution: Drum programming, Harpsichord, Producer • 1 songs


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