Jane Birkin: her touching statement to Serge Gainsbourg

Monday, September 19, 2022, in the show In the retro broadcast on France Blue, Déborah Grunwald spoke with Jane Birkin. The opportunity for the singer to dive back into the great moments of her career, in particular on the death of Serge Gainsbourg, with whom she was in a relationship.

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Jane Birkin returns to the forefront of the musical scene. Indeed, the singer has unveiled several projects, including a box set compiling all her greatest titles called The complete Jane Birkin, 1969-2022. Monday, September 19, 2022, she agreed to participate in the show In the retro hosted by Deborah Grunwald on France Blue. The journalist offers her listeners a journey through time with the guest of the day, returning to the important moments of a life, of a career. During this interview, Jane Birkin was able to come back to her childhood, her vision of the hospital in France or even that day when she went on stage just after learning of the death of Serge Gainsbourghis mentor.

I am sorry for the death of Serge

With the release of her box set bringing together her greatest titles, Jane Birkin can look back over her entire career. During the interview, the journalist wanted to know if this return to the past comforts her, destabilizes her or, on the contrary, hurts her. “It’s so cheerful because there are such charming pink periods, but at the end of the day, having seen the pictures over and over again, lots of memories, we remain in a curious mourning of a time when everything was so fresh and people were alive“, she began.

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It was so good to have this person there…

She continued by referring to the death of Serge Gainsbourg, which occurred on March 2, 1992. “I am saddened by Serge’s death after 30 years of getting used to it. But then, by dint of diving back into it, I realize how sweet it was too, and how wild, and how funny, how light everything was“, she explained. She then gave him a lovely statement. “It’s missing. I wouldn’t have thought it could be sadder 30 years later. You have to watch out for the people around you […] It was so good to have this person there, so original… If we needed him, he was always there […] Nothing to see with tragedies like Kate [sa fille, décédée le 11 décembre 2013, ndlr.]“, she confided.

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