ROCK ON: Chloé took over an intimate club Sunday night on Paris’ Left Bank to showcase a live performance by Marianne Faithfull and Anna Calvi.
The duo played three songs, including the first single from Faithfull’s new album, “Give My Love to London.”
“We just wrote this; it’s not in my pea brain yet,” said Faithfull to the adoring crowd, referring to the song “Falling Back.”
“I am not a specialist on Marianne Faithfull, but I think that there was indeed the myth, there was a little bit of magic,” said French electro deejay and producer Pedro Winter after the show. “And I find that the match with Anna Calvi, who I know a bit more, works wonderfully.
“There was magic tonight in the ‘Chloé Club,’ here at the Don Camilo,” he continued, referring to the location, otherwise a cabaret venue. “It is in places like that, a bit unreal, a bit out of time, suspended, that things like that take place. And tonight, I think a little spark was lit.
“Obviously, we all know the path, the myth of Marianne Faithfull. But she caught us. It was beautiful,” he said.
Louis-Marie de Castelbajac said his father, designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, raised him on Faithfull’s music. Generally, though, he veers more toward new age and electronic genres.
Other attendees at the Chloé bash included Clémence Poésy, Virginie Courtin-Clarins, Jeanne Damas and Atlanta de Cadenet.