Gainsbourg Recorded Album Behind Sheet
Actress-turned-singer CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG was so lacking in confidence while recording her debut album 5:55 she had to hide behind a sheet while she sang. The 35-year-old daughter of SERGE GAINSBOURG and JANE BIRKIN teamed up with RADIOHEAD producer NIGEL GODRICH to create the new release, due later this year (06). But she admits the experience did not come naturally. She says, "I was so shy. It was difficult to see how I would get there, because my voice was shaky and I didn't have any breath. "We tried all sorts of things to make me a little freer. Drinking: that didn't work. Hiding behind a sheet: that worked. Anything to make me a bit more comfortable."