EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: PAPOOZ's "You and I"

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: PAPOOZ's "You and I"

Watch the Parisian pair's music video for "You and I", depicting a love affair with one's conscience.

Watch the Parisian pair's music video for "You and I", depicting a love affair with one's conscience.

Text: Brandon Tan

Papooz is the quintessentially-French, Hedi Slimane-certified band of classy crooners. Composed of Armand Penicaut and Ulysse Cottin the duo boasts aesthetics undeniably complementary to each other with voices so smooth they could serenade a sleepless beast into perpetual slumber.

Despite the unquestionably infectious nature of the band's music, its genre is nearly impossible to pin point. Jazzy pop? Quirky rock? "Tropical groove" as reads in their Instagram bio? Besides the point, whatever it is they're selling, consider it sold. With several stints at high-profile fashion events, the two have solidified a space for themselves in the fashion landscape, which should come to nobody's surprise as their impeccable style makes for a phenomenal first impression for their music to follow.

Performing at Hedi Slimane's 50th birthday party and even soundtracking an ad campaign for Hermès, Papooz's distinct identity has brought the band far. Teasing their new album, "Night Sketches", set to debut on March 8th, the duo premieres its latest single and music video for "You and I," telling the tale of love riddled by conscience.

The subject of the video is Danish actor and model Klara Kristin, who struggles with an internal debate of amour: Play it safe with the angel or risk it all with the devil? Funny enough, Kristin plays Ulysse's partner in real life. And to tie it all up, the director, Victoria Lafaurie, is actually Armand's girlfriend. The complicated romance in the music video may not be all that fiction after all.

Watch the full video premiere below to see how the lovers fare.

Credits: PHOTOS BY JEAN PIERROT VIDEO DIRECTED BY VICTORIA LAUFAURIE

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