Petite Noir | Shadows
Yannick Iluga (aka Petite Noir) is streaming a slick new single, “Shadows”, from off his upcoming EP release The King Of Anxiety, due out January 19. Petite Noir posted “Chess”, from the same five-song EP, as a teaser last month. Like “Chess”, Iluga’s vocals on this latest cut remind me of a kind of cross between Human League’s Phil Oakey, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party and Wild Beasts’ Hayden Thorpe. Iluga makes use of his high falsetto on “Shadows”, which is both soulful and sexy: “If you wanna holler, baby give me more / I’ll be here forever, always on tour / If you wanna holler, never mind the shore / If you really want me, just tell me if you love me / Don’t fall / Don’t … / Into my shadow.” Follow Petite Noir at facebook and twitter and purchase the record at I-Tunes. Note: All lyrics are unofficial. — David D. Robbins Jr.