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Video: Petite Noir 'Pressure'

Yannick Ilunga aka Petite Noir Pressure video.

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Yannick Ilunga aka Petite Noir howls in an Ian Curtis-inspired drone in the latest video showcasing his self-described noir wave sound. "Pressure" follows Petite Noir and crew in a black-and-white excursion through barren landscapes and apartment buildings, culminating in a dripped-out psychedelic trip . Watch the Ben Johnson-directed music video above.

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