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Miles Kane: Clemence is my Bardot

Published 03/05/2011 | 09:02

Clemence Poesy became Miles Kane's 'Brigitte Bardot' when they recorded a duet together
Clemence Poesy became Miles Kane's 'Brigitte Bardot' when they recorded a duet together

Miles Kane has revealed Clemence Poesy is his Brigitte Bardot after singing a sexy duet with him on his new album.

The French actress, star of the Harry Potter films and In Bruges recorded the sultry track Happenstance with The Last Shadow Puppets musician on his new album The Colour Of The Trap.

Miles said: "I love Lee Hazelwood and the songs he did with Nancy Sinatra, or Serge Gainsbourg's duets with Brigitte Bardot.

"I wanted a moment like that on the album, something sexy or sensual, and it wasn't until after I'd written and recorded Happenstance that the duet came about.

"I didn't know who she was, but someone from my record label was at a party in Paris and met Clemence, they got talking about me, and before I knew she was coming over to the studio.

"I must admit thinking, 'she's an actress, she won't be able to sing', but she was more on it than me when we were recording. We did it in three takes."

During the second verse of the song, there's an audible giggle from the Gallic star as she provocatively purrs, 'I want the keys to your chest'.

Miles said: "There's not enough stuff like that in music now. Clemence thought we'd have to re-record it, but we had to keep it and it totally made that moment on the album I'd been looking for."

:: Miles Kane releases his debut solo album The Colour Of The Trap on Monday May 9.

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