The new single follows up on the recently released albums 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.’
Beth Hirsch rose to fame as a consequence of her collaborations with French duo Air on that critically acclaimed debut album Moon Safari, as well as making a significant contribution to the album as lead vocalist/co-writer on two of the record’s key moments, the hit single All I Need and You Make It Easy, she also performed live around the world as part of Airs live touring band.
Her sultry and haunting vocals were also key on a duet with Senegalese singer Wasis Diop. Everything was included in the soundtrack for the acclaimed remake of the classic movie, The Thomas Crowne Affair. Signed to !K7 Records Hirsch released her debut solo album, the acoustic Early Days in 2000, followed by the Pitchfork-approved 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.
With All I Need (ELIOT’s Cosmic Remix)Beth Hirsch proves her vocals are an essential part of what made the song a timeless piece of music.
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