“…Lay Low transports listeners, allowing them to feel as though they are in the room with her. Muted piano, subtle sounds of doors closing and opening, and rusty guitar join her deeply personal and raw vocals…the music is beautifully composed…” —Interview

“…utterly genuine: her music bleeds heart-on-the-sleeve emotion.” —Noisey

“Her second album, Lay Low, is just as good [as debut Places], a stripped-down singer/songwriter album with songs about love, sex and heartbreak.” —Bust

“…too smart for it all, a thoughtful and broad-minded woman who seems, at her essence, unafraid. She is wise, she is thoughtful, she is resolute, and that’s all fully present in the music, which has a timelessness about it, as well as a patina of experience.” —Jezebel

“The model/actress-turned-musician spent much of her childhood writing songs in English, and a listen to the content she’s producing makes it clear that she’s inherited a talent all her own.” —Paste

“Her style—a mix of bittersweet, hushed, half-spoken lyrics, laced with mildly plaintive humor and American folk and bluesy harmonies—has been compared to everyone from Cat Power to Patti Smith.” —Wall Street Journal

“So cool it hurts” —Vogue

Having grown up on theater stages, independent cinema sets and in front of the greatest photographers’ camera lenses, Lou Doillon follows the commercial and critical success of her 2012 debut album, Places—which earned her a French Grammy for Female Artist of the Year and is certified double-platinum in France with over 300,000 copies sold worldwide—with Lay Low, out now on Verve. Doillon will play select U.S. tour dates this May in support of the album, as part of an extensive world tour—see below for dates. Her recent interview and performance on “CBS This Morning: Saturday” may also be viewed here.

Co-produced with Taylor Kirk, aka Timber Timbre, Lay Low realizes Doillon’s vision of a more electric sound than she sought on Places. To achieve it, the two secluded themselves last winter in Montreal’s Hotel2Tango and set to bringing the album’s eleven tracks to life—culled from a collection of more than 30 songs written by Doillon. “I’ve always had a particular fondness for Canadian artists, from Leonard Cohen to Neil Young and Rufus Wainwright to Timber Timbre,” Doillon says. “I also have a great affinity with the wide open spaces of Canada.” Additional sessions took place in Paris and London with members of her stage band, and the finished album was mixed by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire).

By contrast, Doillon decided at the age of 30 to compose her debut LP, Places, alone in the solitude of her room with her acoustic guitar. Produced and arranged by singer-songwriter-producer Étienne Daho (Air, Marianne Faithfull, Saint Etienne), that album went on to become one of France’s greatest successes of 2012, with more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide, double-platinum certification in France, a Victoire de la Musique award for Female Artist of the Year and extensive international touring that saw her and her band playing clubs and festival stages around the world.

For more information, please contact Chris Schimpf, Krista Williams or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

1. Left Behind
2. Above My Head
3. Where To Start
4. Nothing Left
5. Lay Low
6. Weekender Baby
7. Let Me Go
8. Good Man
9. Worth Saying
10. Robin Miller
11. So Still


May 5 /// Le Poisson Rouge /// New York, NY
May 6 /// U Street Music Hall /// Washington, DC
May 9 /// The Roxy /// Los Angeles, CA
May 10 /// The Triple Door /// Seattle, WA
May 11 /// Bimbo’s 365 Club /// San Francisco, CA