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Lou Doillon’s new single, Burn, is out now via Wrasse Records. The song is taken from Doillon’s soon to-be-announced third album – due February 2019 – and is her first new music since 2016’s Victoires de la Musique-nominated, Gold-selling album Lay Low, produced by Timber Timbre’s Taylor Kirk.

Co-produced by Doillon and Benjamin Lebeau of French electro band The Shoes, Burn was recorded in overnight sessions at a disused Parisian warehouse. The track’s taut, new wave groove explores a compulsive, moth-to-the-flame attraction.

Burn is streaming here

Lou – daughter of Jane Birkin & French film director Jacques Doillon, and sister to Charlotte Gainsbourg – came comparatively late to music. Already established as an in-demand film & theatre actor, and also a gifted artist. Doillon was well into her twenties before she sung in public for the first time. More than making up for lost time, Lou’s 2012 debut solo album, Places, won her the Best Female gong at the Victoires, going on to sell over 350,000 copies worldwide.

Having previously performed alongside the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Animal Collective, John Cale,  John Grant and as part of Richard Hawley’s Three Ring Circus, Doillon will soon announce UK headline shows to support her forthcoming new album release.

Lou Doillon online – Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.


Feature by Mike Ainscoe. You can find more of Mike’s writing on Louder Than War at his author’s archive. He can be found on Facebook and is currently revamping his website…

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