Lou Doillon, ‘Places’


Aidin Vaziri | The most interesting thing about Lou Doillon isn’t that her parents are Jane Birkin and filmmaker Jacques Doillon; or that she’s also a remarkable actress, like half-sister Charlotte Gainsbourg. No, it’s her sultry voice, which she beautifully drapes on the midtempo folk songs on her debut album, “Places.” She sings in English and masterfully so, turning clever phrases in songs such as “Devil or Angel” (“Honey, you are so quick to skip from praise to slander/ Devil or angel, I’m not one or the other”) and “Jealousy” (“Even when he’s gone/ I’m never quite alone”) with a drawl that places her roughly 4,548 miles southwest of Paris.


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