Posted on May 26 2020
French producer Petit Biscuit returns on an ethereal new single called I Leave Again which premiered on the airwaves via triple j Good Nights. Lead by Petit Biscuit’s dreamy vocals and production, it comes equipped with a feature from LA based artist Shallou alongside an exhilarating lyric video to match.
Earlier this year, Petit Biscuit contributed a cover of Angus and Julia Stone’s Chateau for Songs for Australia alongside The National, Kurt Vile, and Dermot Kennedy and a critically-acclaimed remix of Flume’s single Rushing Back ft. Vera Blu. In 2018 he recorded an incredible performance of Phoenix’s 1901 as well as his original track Problems featuring rising star BENEE on triple j’s essential Like A Version series.
On I Leave Again Petit Biscuit explains: “We first met when Shallou supported me on my first American tour and what I saw on stage was absolutely crazy. Joe is a passionate guy and a nice human being and we became friends. I came to the US in April 2019 for a change of scenery to get some inspiration for my new music and I invited Joe to come to where I was staying to work on some music together. We spent hours listening to a lot of different stuff and tried lots of different things, but it wasn’t until a few months later that we had finally found the perfect tune to collaborate on. "I Leave Again" is about the end of a relationship with all of its nostalgia, but we've tried to turn it into "the song to a new start," with all of the excitement that it can bring. ”
As for Shallou, he remarks: “In some ways, this pandemic has made musicians from all over the world more likely to connect. I have traditionally made music on my own, then sharing the demos with artists over the internet to collaborate with. These past years I’ve made an effort to connect more in person in the studio. Now that it can’t happen, I feel like a lot of bedroom producers are reaching out again the old way. Petit and I connected on this one online and it was really fun to work on something that feels like a true combination of our sounds.”
A multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer, Petit Biscuit has converted his classically trained talents into critical acclaim over the course of his career. With a debut album, Presence (triple j feature album), that charted worldwide in 2017, he’s also wowed audiences on the live circuit with performances at the likes of Coachella, Lollapalooza, and HARD, plus his own sold-out headline tour dates around the world including Australia. His most recent studio single, We Were Young featuring JP Cooper, topped 40 million collective streams with a music video featuring gorgeous cinematic shots that track nostalgic dreams of longing and love.
I Leave Again (feat. Shallou) is out now via Petit Biscuit’s self-run, wholly independent label Écurie.