Serge Gainsbourg's Son Lulu Recruits Iggy Pop, Scarlett Johansson, Rufus Wainwright for Tribute Album
Published Sep 02, 2011While not as well-known as half-sister Charlotte, Serge Gainsbourg's son Lulu is also a budding musician. Now, he has put together a tribute album for his father, fittingly titled From Gainsbourg to Lulu. Due out in France on November 14 through Universal, it features a number of high-profile contributors.
So exactly who will be helping Lulu adapt his father's material? In addition to Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lulu has roped in Iggy Pop, Scarlett Johansson, Rufus Wainwright, Vanessa Paradis and Marianne Faithfull.
Below, you can listen to an excerpt of Lulu and Johansson's take on "Bonnie Clyde," which was originally a duet with Brigitte Bardot. Impressively, these two actually pull off the sultry spoken word passages and smoky singing parts.
Of course, Johansson is no stranger to Gainsbourg and Bardot. Her 2009 album with Pete Yorn, Break Up, was inspired by the famed duet partners.
Stay tuned for more details about From Gainsbourg to Lulu to emerge in the coming weeks.
Thanks to The Playlist for the tip.