Published Mar 08, 2011Breaking out as the female lead in Quentin Tarantino's Nazi bloodlust flick, Inglourious Basterds, French actress Mélanie Laurent is already showing massive diversity. Alongside a role in Mike Mills's upcoming indie film, Beginners, Laurent has teamed up with Damien Rice (who happens to be her ex-boyfriend) to co-produce her debut album.
The ten-song LP is called En T'Attendant and sees Rice working with Laurent as co-producer and co-writer for half of the tracks, with Joel Shearer producing the other half. Speaking with Ireland's Herald [via TwentyFourBit], Laurent explained how the album came together with the following statement:
It's a crazy story. I went to Woodstock [over two years ago] to record the album and I was unhappy with what happened there. I called my manager and asked him to call Damien Rice's manager and organize something. I didn't expect him to come, but he did, and we started to work together. I fired everyone and followed him to Ireland. He taught me everything about being a musician. I was a huge, huge fan, so it was weird for me to just speak with him like it's natural...
En T'Attendant will be released on May 2 via Atmospheriques. The album's title track can be heard below.