“The universe may be endless but the atmospheric hues and tones of Petit Biscuit’s meandrous music is a genial companion for however far your exploration goes.” – ASSOCIATED PRESS
“It’s a 14-track collection of smooth, chilled out house perfect for falling in love or nursing introspective moments into brilliance. It’s emotive and cinematically intimate, warmed to the bones with soft string melodies and cozy atmospheres… Expect to see big things from this name in the years to come.” – BILLBOARD
“Petit Biscuit’s strength lies in his future which at this point seems limitless.” – YOUREDM
Petit Biscuit’s music video for Problems, featuring Lido, debuts today. Directed by Tony Datis (Thom Yorke, Katy Perry, Skrillex), the Paris-shot video stars Lido and Petit Biscuit himself, the acting debut from the breakout French artist. Petit Biscuit’s debut album, Presence, was released in November to widespread critical praise, and here in Australia was the final Triple J Feature Album for 2017.
The new album, which also features single Waterfall feat. Panama, has charted worldwide receiving extensive acclaim and has been nominated for Best New Album at this year’s Victoires de la Musique, the highest musical honour in France. The awards ceremony will take place in Paris on February 9, including a live performance from Petit Biscuit on French national TV. In support of the release the 18-year-old composer and producer will play this year’s Coachella as well as select headline dates in North America and his first-ever shows in Asia, with stops confirmed in Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan.
Recorded over the course of the past year, Petit Biscuit—a.k.a. Mehdi Benjelloun—wrote, produced and mixed Presence completely independently, finding time between high school exams and sold out tours across the U.S., Europe and beyond. The album was mastered by legendary engineer Chab (Daft Punk, Air, Sebastien Tellier) in a nod to the forefathers of French dance music.
Presence is the first body of work from Petit Biscuit (\pə.ti bis.kɥi\) since the release of his debut EP featuring smash hit Sunset Lover, released in 2015 when he was only 15 and streamed more than 400 million times.
A classically trained musician from a young age, Petit Biscuit plays piano, guitar, cello and more, and began experimenting with electronics to form his signature sound at age 11.Presence is heavily informed by his schooling, combining acoustic elements with innovative electronic production and his trademark vocal manipulations.
PRESENCE IS OUT NOW