With over 30 films to her name including My Wife is an Actress and The Science of Sleep, Charlotte Gainsbourg has become one of the contemporary faces of French cinema. Now, after years away, she returns to music, recording her first solo album since she was 13 years old. That first album was Charlotte Forver, a collection of songs written by her legendary father, Serge Gainsbourg. Her new album is 5:55, a collaboration with an equally legendary line-up of Air (who wrote the music), Jarvis Cocker and The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon, (who, with Charlotte, wrote the lyrics), and producer Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Beck, Travis, Paul McCartney). The resulting album is all you could hope for with such a team: lush music, intimate and thought-provoking lyrics, and disarming beauty created by Charlotte's distinct, whisper of a voice.