As fans of artists like Björk, Tricky, Massive Attack, for their musical and visual world, we immediately fell in love with emerging artist Pierlucien.
The singer, producer and dancer, has a deserved place among those artists who bring something different to the table.
His latest single “Baby Doll” is a mix of experimental and industrial sounds and unveils a unique visual creation, made by Pierlucien himself:
Who is he? How come we did not hear from him before? Let’s discover our conversation with Pierlucien, French singer-songwriter, producer, professional dancer and visual artist.
What inspires you to make music and to create such a unique world? It reminds us of TripHop artists and bands like björk or Massive Attack, what are your main inspirations?
I have lots of inspirations, I have somehow never really felt out of it. I can be inspired by the weather, a landscape, a movie, an encounter, a dance piece… I get inspired when something is either musically, emotionally or visually strong enough not to let you indifferent. My musical influences are numerous. Yes I grew up listening to Björk, Janis Joplin, Nina Simone, Antony and the Johnsons, old classic French songs and classical music. I listen to all kind of musics, really, but I enjoy music the most when it is something that comes out of the ordinary, that is not too mainstream.
If you could describe your music in 3 words, which one would you choose? What message do you want to spread through your music?
Artsy, Colorful, rough.
Music is a universal language, and I feel that I communicate better and that I’m better understood through the songs I compose. My music generally deals with a search of identity, my own identity, love, melancholy, uncertainties, reflections about the society we live in and is quite personal. I like to play with these themes and emotions in a way that is often abstract and that I want to be poetic.
I also try to bring a visual aspect to my creations and thus devote a lot of time to my video supports, which I consider as a full-fledged extension of my work.
I aspire my music to create a feeling of belonging to my listeners.
Will we have a chance to see you dance in one of your video clips?
Of course! I was already a bit dancing in the videos of ‘Digital Love’ and ‘Hear Me Sing’, but I am planning to really show it properly with some near-future songs.
What are your plans for the future?
I have a lot of songs that are not released yet and I would like to drop an album in 2021. This corona virus is putting a lot of pressure on artists and on the art scene, but I would really, really like to be able to perform again soon. Unfortunately, without a booking agent, it’s extremely difficult and I wish to be helped on that level.
I would also like to collaborate with choreographers for concerts, for a dance piece, for a music video.