French pop eccentrics Papooz announce new album | New
Papooz will release their new album ‘None Of This Matters Now’ on February 25.
The new record finds the duo – Ulysse Cottin and Armand Penicaut – once again linking two pop eccentrics with a cheerful sense of originality.
Released early next year, the record was inspired by those glorious Laurel Canyon records from the early ’70s, while pivoting into new arenas.
The title song is live now, and it’s both calming and totally unexpected. Armand Penicaut explains:
“The song came to me one night in Paris after a conversation I had with my friend Nicolaj Schultz (a Danish sociologist who works on climate change with the famous French philosopher Bruno Latour). He explained to me that GAFAM are all buying properties in New Zealand in the hope of saving themselves from global warming. I thought that was good material for a song and found this gospel type chorus on the way back. “
Franco-Japanese director Alice Kunisue directs the fun visuals, which transform ‘None Of This Matters Now’ into a surreal comedy game.
The video tells the story of “two badass brothers who rob a boring nursing home to escape their beloved grandfather,” says Alice. “A journey where you will find a flying wheelchair, a heist with a drill, an unfazed grandmother and crazy collages. The best way to live your life because none of it matters now.
“None Of This Matters Now” will be released on February 25.
Photo credit: Ana Kras
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