Petite Noir Heads To Lubumbashi, DRC In The Music Video For 'Down'

Petite Noir paints a portrait of his Congolese background in the Lubumbashi-shot video for "Down," the first single off his upcoming LP.

South African-based 'noir wave' producer Yannick Illunga aka Petite Noir travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the visuals for "Down," the first single off his upcoming album La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful on Domino Records (the follow-up to last year's The King Of Anxiety EP). The new music video follows Yannick and his girlfriend Rochelle Nembhard around the streets of Lubumbashi as they ride motorcycles, hang with street basketballers and meet people across the city. The video "blends unrehearsed imagery and joyful sounds to paint a contemporary portrait of Petite Noir's Congolese background and his hopes for the country's future," the label tells us. For more from Petite Noir revisit his recent singles "The Fall," "Shadows," and the Yasiin Bey-featuring "Till We Ghosts." Watch the Lubumbashi-shot music video for "Down," plus check out the cover artwork (above) and tracklist for La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful, due September 11, below.

La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful Tracklist

01 Intro Noirwave

02 Best

03 Freedom

04 Seventeen (Stay)

05 Just Breathe

06 La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful

07 MDR

08 Colour

09 Down

10 Inside

11 Chess


Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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Comedian Munya Chawawa Signs Major Deal with Atlantic Records

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