Diggin’ This: Petite Noir ft Sampa The Great – “Blurry” (Roya) (Official Video)
Introducing the sound of Noirwave, the genre coined by Petite Noir.
Petite Noir is a Congolese artist, who was born in Belgium, raised in South Africa, and now divides his time between London and Paris.
Sounding not unlike Mezzanine-era Massive Attack, “Blurry” is his latest single, a sombre and moody mirage underpinned by soupy, flanged guitar chords and punctuated by the brilliant, bright light of its hopeful falsetto chorus. The song also features the Zambian artist and DanDigs.com regular, Sampa the Great.
As Petite Noir says himself, “It’s about going through the darkness. But it’s also about rebirth. Because the dark times are needed for us to grow.”
Check out the monochromatic music video below, directed by Hector Aponysus.
Petite Noir ft Sampa The Great – “Blurry” (Official Video)
“Blurry” is taken from Petite Noir‘s forthcoming second album, MotherFather, which features production from Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio, Cid Rim, Tropics, and Futura, among others. The project also features Florida jazz musician Theo Croker.
Pre-order it here.
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hear more of my favorite songs from Sampa the Great here
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listen to the tracks I’m very into right now on my 2023 Essentials playlist here.