Well, I’ll be damned.
April’s not done but already there’s a shoo-in for album of the year.
Parisian songbird Lou Doillon daughter of director Jacques Doillon and Jane Birkin, half-sister of Charlotte Gainsbourg – serves up a moody debut in which her warm, part sung, part spoken vocal caresses sublime songs which owe more than a little to Aimee Mann and Leonard Cohen.
It’s invidious to single out any of the 11 gorgeous songs here but heart-breaking opener ICU is the ideal introduction.
Be warned. Seduction is guaranteed.