Next week finally sees the US release of Charlotte Gainsbourg’s IRM on Because Music. Â The album has already gained some major attention: The video for “Heaven Can Wait,” directed by Kevin Schofield, was featured as one of Spin Magazine’s Best Videos of 2009. Â Produced by Beck, I half expected to the album to recall the moody soundscapes of his album, Sea Change, but the title cut seems to contradict that idea; “IRM” is a glitchy,Â dance-floor ready number, with Gainsbourg’s multi-tracked vocals coming across particularly icy.
I’m actually waiting for the record to drop legitimately to hear the whole thing. Â If you’re anything like me, this single will have to tide you over for a bit.