Petite Noir—real name Yannick Ilunga—has released an ominous new track, “Beach,” that features Danny Brown and Nukubi Nukubi.
Taken from La Maison Noir / the Black House, an upcoming ‘mini-album,’ the new track is a stellar sample of ‘noirwave,’ the genre the London-based South African artist coined to encapsulate his varied sonic explorations.
“Is this all a dream, or is it all in my head?” he wonders in the first verse. “My Xanax put me to bed / It’s like Inception, I swear / But we have nothing to fear / This is the final dance.”
Fans of Brown might remember Ilunga’s turn on “Rolling Stone” from 2016’s Atrocity Exhibition. And here, the Detroit rapper returns the favor with a verse that adds some welcome bite and propulsion to this grand, foreboding track.
La Maison Noir / the Black House is out October 5. Listen to “Beach” below: