Air‘s vocalist/co-writer Beth Hirsch features on two of Moon Safari key moments, the hit single ‘All I Need’ and ‘You Make It Easy.’ Now she is releasing a new version of Air’s ‘All I Need’ (ELIOT’s Cosmic Remix) and today we are debuting it, watch the lyric video below.
Its the second single from her upcoming new studio album, Love Is For Everyone – L.I.F.E, due for release on 18th September
With this more stripped back new version ‘All I Need (ELIOT’s Cosmic Remix)’ Beth Hirsch proves her vocals are an essential part of what made the original Air’s single a timeless piece of music.
The new single follows up on the recently released album’s opening track ‘Allison Something and is one of the two tracks she featured on from Air’s multi-platinum album Moon Safari. The story goes that Beth and Air members Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel all lived in Montmartre; “Nicolas was my neighbour, but I didn’t know him,” says Beth. Hirsch was working on her own EP with Nouvelle Vague’s Marc Collin at the studio of Étienne Wersinger, cult French producer known for his work with Air, Nouvelle Vague and Camille. One morning Godin was there sitting on the couch “I asked him if he was in music and he replied, ‘Yes, I am. Actually, my partner and I are putting out a record, and we’d like you to be on it’”, she recalls.
“They showed me a couple of tracks and I happened to really like them. You could just tell their sense of melody was so strong. I felt very drawn to it”. Hirsch went on to write the lyrics and melody of ‘All I Need’. At the request of the band, she also composed another track for the album, ‘You Make It Easy’. ‘Moon Safari’ went on to sell an estimated two million copies around the world, and ‘All I Need‘ became its third single, after ‘Sexy Boy’ and ‘Kelly Watch The Stars.’
“People have offered or suggested to me over the years to remix it, and I’ve never really jumped on board,” she says “while working in the studio with ELIOT two years ago in Greece, he mentioned he’d really like to remix ‘All I Need’ and showed me the sketch. I thought ‘This is so cool, let’s just do this.’”
Her sultry and haunting vocals were also key on a duet with Senegalese singer Wasis Diop. ‘Everything’ was included in the soundtrack for the remake of, The Thomas Crowne Affair. Signed to !K7 Records Hirsch released her debut solo album, the acoustic ‘Early Days’ in 2000, followed by the electronic Titles & Idols in 2001. After a series of collaborations with artists including Pale 3, Jakatta and D*Note, Hirsch released her third solo album Wholehearted in 2007