Conor O’ Brien aka Villagers was asked by Charlotte Gainsbourg last autumn to write her a song. Conor obliged and wrote ‘Memoir’ during a U.S. tour. It was recorded a week later by the duo together in Paris. It will get a 7″ release backed by ‘Set The Tigers Free’ (with artwork by Conor) on Saturday for Record Store Day. Stay tuned for a Record Store Day roundup.
Here’s a 90 second preview of the A-side and the B-side in full and watch Conor perform the song for Ceol Ar An Imeall after the you know what.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.