Lou Doillon has announced details for her new album, Soliloquy, which will be released in February 2019 via Wrasse Records. The follow-up to 2016’s Victoires de la Musique-nominated, Gold-selling album, Lay Low, features production credits including Cat Power’s Chan Marshall and The Dø’s Dan Levy.
In the meantime, check out the new video for the first single to arrive from the album; ‘Burn’ explores a compulsive, moth-to-the-flame attraction and was co-produced by Doillon, alongside Benjamin Lebeau of French electro band The Shoes, and recorded overnight in sessions at a disused Warehouse in Doillon’s home city of Paris.
Soliloquy marks a new way of working from Doillon on her third album. Inspired by the laissez-faire approach of Timber Timbre’s Taylor Kirk across Lay Low, Doillon deliberately sought out the skills of four various co-producers to enrich her raw and uncompromising song-writing.
“I had a desire to be more upfront,” she explains. “Working with different people in different studios and with the different energies has brought something richer than when I worked with one producer. Extremes. I made the link between them.”
Lou Doillon came comparatively late to music, having already established herself as an in-demand film and theatre actor, and also a gifted artist. The daughter of Jane Birkin and French film director Jacques Doillon, and sister to Charlotte Gainsbourg, was well into her twenties before she sung in public for the first time. Doillon’s 2012 debut solo album, Places, won her the Best Female gong at the Victoires, going on to sell over 350,000 copies worldwide.
Having previously performed alongside the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Animal Collective, John Cale and John Grant, Doillon will soon announce UK headline shows to support her forthcoming new album release.
Pre-order Soliloquy HERE.