Singer Charlotte Gainsbourg is returning to North America this summer to perform a select number of shows, including New York City’s Panorama Festival in late July. Prior to the British/French singer’s Panorama debut, however, she’ll be making a stop at The Fonda in Los Angeles on July 20.
Gainsbourg will be at Spain’s Primavera Sound over the weekend, and from there she’ll spend the rest of her June and into July performing across her native France and other select countries across Europe. Fans on the west coast of the U.S. should be pretty excited to see the well-known alternative rock singer, as she was originally scheduled to perform at Los Angeles’ FYF Fest prior to its cancellation. The July 20 show should give fans a much more intimate experience with the singer, who just released her fifth studio album this past November with Rest. The 11-track album includes a mix of songs sung in both French and English, and features an edgy funk tune penned by Paul McCartney with "Songbird in a Cage," as well as “Rest,” which was written and co-produced by Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.
The arrival of Rest last fall was her first studio release since 2011’s Stage Whisper, which was produced by Beck. Since then, Gainsbourg has focused more on the acting side of her career, having appeared in popular films including 2013’s “Nymphomaniac,” 2016’s “Independence Day: Resurgence” and 2017’s “The Snowman.”
“I was never pleased with myself as an actor and also as a singer,” she told Vogue in an interview ahead of the release of Rest. “But I did understand, from the very start working with my father, that when you didn’t have a singer’s voice it’s the little accidents. The breathing, when you’re out of tune sometimes – those little things that make you sound alive. It took me a long time to understand this: that I preferred mistakes to a nice, perfect thing.”