With a soft spot for Yannick already in our hearts, hearing ‘Chess’ has almost made us implode. The combination of that distinctive voice with this electronic beautifulness and a beat that I can feel my foot tapping too involuntarily is literally music to my ears.
The video was inspired by Ghanian photographer Philip Kwame Apagya. The backdrops were hand painted by Daniel David Freeman for weeks prior to the shoot, which was directed by Cieron Magat at a studio in Hackney. The awesomely colourful video for ‘Chess’ compliments Yannick’s music perfectly.
Petite Noir is setting the standards for his debut album, which is due to be released next spring, and if ‘Chess’ is anything to go by then you better buckle up your seatbelt because I’m sure it’s going to be a wild ride.