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on September 30, 2017, 12:00am
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09. Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Deadly Valentine”


Somehow, even the simplest words can gain immense weight and meaning when they’re repeated, time and time again, over centuries. Human beings cherish ceremony and have reserved certain phrases and sentences for the most important occasions in life. On her new song, “Deadly Valentine”, Charlotte Gainsbourg taps into that deep linguistic well, reiterating the language of the marriage ceremony through the arching drama of a grand electropop song. But then things aren’t as blissful and sweet as that might seem; in the midst of all that iconic language, the little tweaks shatter the illusion. We are talking about a “deadly valentine,” after all. This song, and others featuring everyone from Sir Paul McCartney to Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, will be featured on Rest, out November 17th via Because Music. —Lior Phillips

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