Yannick Ilunga, who makes music as Petite Noir, offered up the first taste of his debut album today. The new track, “Down,” melds a muscular bass line and a fluttery beat with a light, flexible vocal. The song preaches the value of tenacity and determination in the face of uncertainty, as Ilunga chants the hook, "we're not going down," over and over, transforming it into a mantra. The artist is half-Congolese, half-Angolan, and he shot the clip for “Down” in the Democratic Republic Of The Congo.
La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful, the follow-up to Ilunga's King Of Anxiety EP, is due out September 11. You can pre-order it on iTunes, or get yourself a vinyl copy. Check out the "Down" visual and the La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful album artwork below.