76-year-old singer and actress Jane Birkin is still deeply mourning the loss of her daughter Kate. “I don’t want to get over the death of my daughter, I don’t want any help to ever put it behind me,” the French-by-choice told Stern magazine. She has processed the death of her daughter in some songs.

Her daughter Kate, a photographer, threw herself out of a fourth floor window in Paris ten years ago.

“I once went to a pharmacy in Lyon, bought a manicure kit and suddenly cried all the way to the hotel because my daughter Kate liked doing her nails.” At that time she wrote down this grief that had broken out. That’s how these songs came about, said the London native. “This music is deliberately harsh, like Kurt Weill, not peaceful at all because it’s not.” Birkin’s daughter Kate is from a relationship with composer John Barry.