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Lou Doillon

180 minsFirst aired 12 Feb 2019
Craig McDean

The French-British singer, model, actress and It Girl on shaking things up for her new album.

Lou Doillon is a French singer, actress and model, whose parents are the film director Jacques Doillon and the actress and model Jane Birkin — she took her place in the limelight at the age of five, when she acted in renowned director Agnes Varda’s Kung Fu Master. At 16, Doillon followed in her mother’s footsteps and began modeling, becoming the face of Miu Miu, Chloé and H&M, and has collaborated with some of fashion’s biggest photographers. However it is music that is her true creative passion, a love inherited from her audiophile father; at 30 years old she released her debut album Places, which earned her a French Grammy. Recently the sultry chanteuse, who cites Cat Power, Fiona Apple, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen among her influences, released her third studio album, Soliloquy. While the album embodies Doillon’s moody folk essence, it incorporates a broader scope of sound, from ’90s trip-hop to Caribbean reggae. Today Vivian welcomes Doillon into the studio to discuss the influences behind the album and finally working with her idol, Cat Power.


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