British singer-songwriter Jarvis Cocker has covered the French pop hit of the ’60s ‘Aline’ (originally performed by someone called ‘Christophe’) for the soundtrack to Wes Anderson’s latest film, The French Dispatch.
In turn, Wes Anderson has directed an animated music video for the song, which also function as the opening credit sequence to the film. That made sense, right? Just read it again. Cocker, who performs the song under the fictional name—or nom-de-plume (ooh-la-la)—Tip-Top, had recorded an entire album of French covers to accompany the movie.
According to the filmmakers, The French Dispatch ‘brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.’ The film stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray (no way) and Owen Wilson (get outa here). Both the soundtrack and the film are being released on October 22.