”Written bySaien Benjamin
French Indie Pop wizards Papooz give an exciting taste of their upcoming album with “DON’T YOU THINK IT’D BE NICE”.
French Indie Pop duo Papooz released the eclectic lead single “DON’T YOU THINK IT’D BE NICE” last month as the first taste of their upcoming album “RESONATE” which will be released on the 26th of January next year. This track is a nostalgic, feel-good tune with a laidback summery sound. Papooz took inspiration from Paul McCartney’s solo work in the 70s and Frank Sinatra, which is reflected in the pop sensibility and distinctive character that are evident. The duo, comprising Ulysse Cottin and Armand Penicaut, has been on a creative tear, and this track is a testament to their unique musical journey.
The album, co-produced and mixed by accomplished Pop producer Patrick Wimberly and co-written with Jesse Harris, was a rapid-fire creation, with the duo crafting a song a day in a burst of creative energy that spanned New York and Paris. The thematic core of RESONATE explores the concept of resonance in music, drawing inspiration from the philosophical musings of Hartmut Rosa, aiming to counter the chaos of modern life by attuning oneself to the world.
“DON’T YOU THINK IT’D BE NICE” is set to be one of the standouts on the album, a fusion of Jazz and Country influences where Jesse’s banjo meets Jim Grandcamp’s wizardry on a Country Western guitar solo. PAPOOZ’s signature sway pop and infectious groove, akin to compatriots Phoenix and L’Impératrice, are evident in this track. The duo’s talent for blending tropical pop and wild Bossa Nova, rooted in the ’70s American style, creates a listening experience that’s simultaneously fun and addictive.
In the spirit of their previous releases, RESONATE promises an exploration of rock, pop, and song, blending melody with finely crafted lyrics delivered through Armand and Ulysse’s sublimely androgynous voices. The result is a joyous, stirring, and nonchalant groove that are hard to resist. PAPOOZ continues to defy the gloom with their music, offering a captivating and uplifting experience for their audience.