Lou Doillon is a very specific kind of cool. That Patty Smith, Cat Powers kind of cool that comes with a certain inherent sadness and a lot of floppy hats and really, really great hair. It makes sense when you find out that she's Charlotte Gainsbourg's half sister and daughter of indie film director Jacques Doillon and she spent most of her childhood living in a French madhouse of creativity. Having already dabbled in film and fashion, Doillon's debut folk album "Places" was also recently released in the UK where she won Best Female Artist at Les Victoires de la Musique, the French version of the Brit Awards, making history by winning it with a first album.
She is beguiling and strange and untouchable. Listen to her slow building ballad below. It's a mix of spoken word introspection and classic folky jazz undertones that goes from piano soundtracked storytelling to orchestrated pleading punctuated by Doillon’s sensuous voice. It truly is lovely.
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