Yann Tiersen - Fuck Me
Is it possible for your ears to do a double take? Because I had to think twice when I first heard Yann Tiersen‘s “Fuck Me”. The song serves as the closing act on the French composer’s sixth album Dust Lane, and it’s unlike anything else on the entire project. Of course, that may not mean much to you, because the whole album is incredibly different from Tiersen’s most notable output.
Between all eight tracks on Dust Lane, “Fuck Me” comes closest to capturing the lightness and innocence of the Amélie soundtrack. This may seem counterintuitive, but the rest of the album explores much darker themes than Tiersen’s previous work. It’s “preoccupied with mortality”, influenced by the musician’s loss of both his mother and a close friend during the recording process.
But you can read more about that on his website. The point here is that “Fuck Me” is fucking beautiful. It’s one of the few songs in the set which celebrates life, as our narrators realize, “Hey, life is short! We’re going to die one day. Why don’t we share our bodies with one another and experience extreme and utter bliss, even if it’s just for a moment?” Despite the slightly depressing idea of death looming over our shoulders, I think that’s a sentiment we can all agree on…