Photo Credit – Petite Noir Facebook
I have been following and working with Yannick Ilunga, or Petite Noir as most know him for the past 5 years. Watching his rise to success in the European scene over the years has been something to watch and to see him grow musically has been especially great.
His new releases, ‘Till We Ghosts’, ‘Chess’ and most recently ‘Shadows’ have shown off his edgier and refreshed sound. I for one, adore the darker undertones and subtle, shimmering synths.
His new sound promises to attract a range of different fans and please his old, with its depth. It also feels a lot more streamlined and radio ready.
Petite Noir is on top of his game and I have a feeling ‘Shadows’ will be a hit. Keep an eye out for more exciting releases soon!
ps His new EP ‘King of Anxiety’ is out on iTunes today!
Photo Credit – Native Young Facebook
I recently stumbled upon Native Young while at the Watershed at the Waterfront and it has been a long time since I have loved what I heard at first listen. I immediately bought the EP ‘Children of The Sun’ and it has been on repeat since
Native Young was started by singer/songwriter and producer Yannick Meyer and their singles, ‘Children of the Sun’ and ‘Islands’ gained the attention of an indie record label in the UK. If that’s not an impressive enough start, he collaborated with one of Attaque on ‘Future Earth’, which is a gem.
Think James Blunt beats Paolo Nutini with a healthy dose of electro, oh and did I mention marimbas? Yes, Native Young have taken an eclectic mix and have turned into a shimmering soundscape that will have you hooked. Their reworks and interpretations of ‘Whats Love?’ and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ show off their versatility and fun side.
I have a feeling 2015 is going to a breakout year for Native Young. Have a listen to one of my favourites and their standout songs, Crystal Lion. Enjoy!