Petite Noir is the moniker of South African Yannick Ilunga and “Chess” is his new song that will surely win over lots of new fans like myself. At one point early in the song Yannick breaks character to say ‘this is real shit right here, huh?’. In what is either purposely calculated or completely involuntary, his incredibly pleased with himself comment creates a seemingly live listening experience.
And why wouldn’t he be incredibly pleased with himself? Petite Noir creates a swirling masterpiece that has a certain unresolved edge to it that keeps you captivated throughout the six and a half minutes.
“Chess” is from a new 5 track EP entitled ‘The King Of Anxiety’ to be released January 19th.