18-year-old French artist Petit Biscuit unveils the video for “ Suffer ” featuring Swedish vocalist Skott today — watch it here.
“We asked Theo & Akim, the two directors, to write a story that was about
fire, with a darker atmosphere,” says Petit Biscuit of the video.“I love how they turned this into a weird love story, with all those flashbacks that the girl has, of what was once good then turned
bad. It’s telling us about how our memories are important to build ourselves, even if it hurts a lot remembering them.”
“I was excited to write on the track when Petit Biscuit sent it over, it’s full of wild energy,” Skott adds.“ The lyrics are about the two sides of loneliness—on one hand it can be isolating, but on the other it can be liberating or empowering to be on your own. And I feel like the video kind of leaves it open to interpretation.While the burning girl is symbolism for pain and suffering, she also comes out of it alive and unharmed, with almost a sense of determination in her walk. Like she’s gone through some stuff and come out stronger.” “Suffer” debuted earlier this month along side “Safe” — listen here.The tracks are the first
new music from Petit Biscuit since the release of his acclaimed debut album Presence last fall.
Petit Biscuit is currently in the midst of his largest North American tour to date, with dates including Austin, Seattle ,Portland,Vancouver, Mexico City and Los Angeles’ Fonda Theater — where Petit Biscuit will spend his 19th birthday on stage exactly one year after releasing Presence. Tickets are on sale now—visit petitbiscuit.fr
for more information.The multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer recently\ stopped by Australia’s Triple J to cover Phoenix classic “ 1901 ” for their legendary Like A Version series — watch here.
Presence has charted worldwide and continues to receive extensive acclaim:
“It’s a 14- track collection of smooth, chilled out house perfect for falling in love or nursing introspective moments into brilliance. It’s emotive and cinematically intimate, warmed to the bones with soft string melodies and cozy atmospheres…Expect to see big things from this name in the years to come.”
“The universe may be endless but the atmospheric hues and tones of Petit Biscuit’s meandrous music is a genial companion for however far your exploration goes.”—Associated Press
“The French artist makes his debut with this spectacular full-length album that feels like it was born on the dance floor.”
“Petit Biscuit’s strength lies in his future which at this point seems limitless.”
“We’ve been patiently waiting for break-out French artist Petit Biscuit’s
debut album for a while now, and we look forward to it dropping in November for his 18th birthday.”
A classically trained musician from a young age, Petit Biscuit — a.k.a. Mehdi Benjelloun—plays piano, guitar, cello and more, and began experimenting with electronics to form his signature sound at age 11. Presence is heavily informed by his schooling, combining acoustic elements with innovative electronic production and his trademark vocal manipulations.
PETIT BISCUIT LIVE
select dates only, see full tour routing at petitbiscuit.fr
October 31 Austin, TX Emo’s
November 2 Dallas, TX House of Blues
November 4 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
November 5 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
November 8P. Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
November 9 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
November 10 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
November 11 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theater
November 13 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
November 14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
November 15 Seattle, WAShowbox SoDo
November 17 Mexico City, MX Corona Capital Festival