Lou Doillon has released a new single, ‘Burn’, out now via Wrasse Records. Taken from Doillon’s soon to-be-announced third album – due February 2019 – ‘Burn’ is the first new music from Lou 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.  It is evocative and addictive, finding its way through the spectrum and making it one to hit replay on.

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 and John Grant, Doillon will soon announce UK headline shows to support her forthcoming new album release.  Be sure to keep up with Lou to find out all the planned dates via Twitter here.


George Millington