Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Heaven Can Wait

So I think I might've found a new love. I listened to "In the end" from Charlotte Gainsbourg's new album, IRM, and fell in love with her remarkably soothing voice. After listening to that song, I quickly discovered the Nosaj Thing remix of "Heaven Can Wait." After doing further research, I discovered a couple of her videos. In one of the videos, Charlotte Gainsbourg described how her album title song "IRM" came around. She was influenced by the MRI's she had to endure after an accident. I thought this was an interesting fact.

I was really surprised to find out Charlotte Gainsbourg is an actress because she seems to be a really good musician. It's not often that an actress succeeds critically as a singer. Of course, there are the exceptions but most of the time, it's just like, are you serious? Charlotte Gainsbourg was also the woman who spoke in the beginning of Madonna's song, "What It Feels Like For A Girl", which is a song I really enjoyed when I was younger.

Her new album is produced by Beck and features him on a couple of songs. He appears in "Heaven Can Wait", the song and the video.

Even though the remixes I've posted are good, I still like the original of "Heaven Can Wait" the most, which also doesn't happen very often (as many know, I'm a remix lover). The remixes are still really cool. The Grizzly Bear version is slowed down with an organ, and the Nosaj Thing version is like slow electro.

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck - Heaven Can Wait (Nosaj Thing Remix)
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck - Heaven Can Wait (Grizzly Bear Remix)

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck - Heaven Can Wait

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