Next week finally sees the US release of Charlotte Gainsbourg’s IRM on Because Music. 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. 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, 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. If you’re anything like me, this single will have to tide you over for a bit.