Videos October 20, 2015
Petite Noir's New Video: A Virtual Reality Trip
Cape Town-based Congolese-Angolan musician and producer Yannick Ilunga, a.k.a. Petite Noir, released the futuristic visuals of "La Vie Est Belle/Life Is Beautiful" featuring Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji. Petite Noir describes his sound and style of music as "Noirwave," or African new wave. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNF8cq987fI[/embed] The visuals for "La Vie Est Belle/Life Is Beautiful" are a collaboration with clothing company Urban Outfitters as part of their music video series. The video depicts Petite Noir traversing a virtual reality world and multiple brightly hued digital landscapes. According to Alan Del Rio Ortiz, the director of the video, "The overall concept is of him [Petite Noir] falling into a virtual reality world where he meets his virtual self. It has to do with thoughts on reality and what we perceive versus what actually exists." "La Vie Est Belle/Life Is Beautiful" is a single from Petite Noir's debut album, also titled La Vie Est Belle/Life Is Beautiful which was released in September. Photo by Jono Bernstein.