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Petite Noir / La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful
Album:La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful Collection:General
Artist:Petite Noir Added:Jan 2016
Label:Domino Recording Company 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-03-15 Pull Date:2016-05-15 
Week Ending:May 15May 8May 1Apr 24Apr 17Apr 10Apr 3Mar 27

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 13, 2020:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
4.May 13, 2016:A Visit From Drum (Friday the 13th)
2.May 04, 2017:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
5.May 11, 2016:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants!
3.Jun 15, 2016:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants!
6.May 04, 2016:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants!

Album Review
DJ Postnatal
Reviewed 2016-03-07 
Wonderful, warm vocals and lyrics over groovy electronica, guitar, and drum beats. Petite Noir, a.k.a. Yannick Ilunga, is a “half-Congolese, half-Angolan, Cape Town-residing” musician with an amazingly smooth, soothing voice. He calls his genre “Noirwave,” which sounds apt to me. The lyrics of the songs on this full-length album are more varied in topic than those on his EP. PLAY!

RIYL Hercules and Love Affair, TV on the Radio
FCC on track 11!
Recommended tracks: 2, 5, 6, 9, 10

1. (2:21) Feels like something from a jungle-themed jazz club. Ends with a drum swell before tapering off.
2. (3:51) Upbeat horns, guitar, and a bachata-esque beat with an emphatic chorus.
3. (4:22) Dark, minor key guitar and synth under singing about freedom, then a French spoken-word break.
4. (7:05) Clapping beat with screaming to “stay there” for the chorus. Ends with a hum and intermittent lyrics.
5. (3:27) Uptempo electric guitar and high hat, encouraging you to “just breeeeathe.”
6. (4:32) All sorts of singing - from falsetto to French rap - over piano and guitar.
7. (4:08) A nod to Grease’s “You’re the One that I Want,” but far less cheesy.
8. (2:57) The people are talkin’ ‘bout change! Light guitar and lovely harmonies.
9. (4:14) Female back-up vocals to a lightly funky “we’re not going down” ballad. Twangy guitar mid-way through with giggles on top.
10. (4:34) Synthy beat with horns, catchy. Ends quietly with spoken word.
11. (6:28) FCC!: “shit.” Gentle electric guitar ballad that builds really nicely.

Track Listing
1.Intro Noirwave 6.La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful Feat. Baloji
2.Best 7.Mdr
3.Freedom 8.Colour
4.Seventeen (Stay) 9.Down
5.Just Breathe 10.Inside