Summer-spirited songs always come with a layer of haze on them. In the case of Charlotte Gainsbourg‘s “Got to Let Go,” it’s a hot haze with a Hefe Instagram filter thrown on there and another filter on top just for the hell of it.
Gainsbourg always had the gamine charm that American singers covet, and she’s here to show it off. The ditty itself is slow, simple and cheekily off-tune, and each time it drags its feet with a hapy smile, Gainsbourg’s lilting French accent nudges it along. It’s something easy and grand out of an uncomplicated tune. She hands us two versions — one a pared-down take on the other — so there’s no excuse. Sit back, follow her advice and let go.
Charlotte Gainsbourg — Got to Let Go (feat. Charlie Fink of Noah and the Whale) (download)
Charlotte Gainsbourg — Got to Let Go (Live at Motorbass Studio feat. Connan Mockasin) (download)