Justice co-founder Gaspard Augé has released his debut solo single “Force Majeure.” It will appear on his first solo full-length album out later this year.
Director Filip Nilsson helmed the brief video for “Force Majeure,” which follows a group of men in Turkey shaping cymbals by hand before settling on Augé playing drums in the middle of the factory.
“We chose Bosphorus Cymbals in Turkey because they had this very traditional process that has barely changed in centuries,” Augé explained in a statement. “In this video I am just a link in the chain of production and quality control—after all, these cymbals have been melted, hand-hammered and lathed into a musical object.”
Augé and his Justice bandmate Xavier de Rosnay last worked together on a remix of Frank Ocean’s “Dear April,” which arrived last year. Their most recent album Woman arrived in 2016, with the duo sharing its remix LP Woman Worldwide two years later. More recently, Justice made headlines for filing a cease and desist against Justin Bieber. The French duo alleged the pop star infringed on their trademarked logo for the cover and merchandise of his album Justice, as Rolling Stone reports.
Augé’s debut album Escapades will land later this year. Watch the official “Force Majeure” music video here:
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