An Interview with Petite Meller

An Interview with Petite Meller

New French act Petite Meller makes eccentric pop influenced by jazz and psychoanalytic ideas of the libidinal subconscious. In one video, she clings childlike to the chest of a man who carries her to the suburbs and rooftops of New York, whilst another explores her childhood fantasies in the south of France, wearing a baby’s hat. In the video for upcoming single Baby Love, she goes to Kenya and discovers a choir of schoolgirls, singing and dancing and kicking up dust in the sand. I spoke to her about the meaning behind some of her songs.

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An Interview with Sonnymoon

Anna Wise and Dane Orr became friends when they moved into the same flat and spent the next few wintry weeks listening to Beatles covers. Now they make strange music under the name Sonnymoon, balancing meditative rhythms and poetic lyricism with genre-bending electronic bursts. I asked Anna about their upcoming album, The Courage of Present Times, and the meaning of pop.

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