Petite Noir is Yannick Ilunga, a South African pop chameleon whose music draws on R&B and crunch-rock and new wave and forward-thinking dance music. All those ideas swirl around on his debut album La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful, an impossible-to-categorize piece of work that sounds very much like one person’s vision. We’ve already posted his “MDR” and his “Best” video. And now, thanks to NPR, you can stream the whole album below.
La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful is out 9/11 on Domino Records.