photography by Elodie-Pilboue
Antonine and Arnaults formed the alt-pop electronic duo 3615 Nuits Blanches in 2015 and dropped their first album “About Last Night” in 2017. 5 years later they return with a lush new piece. “Été Meurtrier” (which means “One Deadly Summer”) will be released in September, is sung in French, and has become an incredibly intense and personal album for which they have certainly took their time. “We draw on nostalgia to achieve timelessness. Writing in the moment but doing things as if it were 1983. It’s reassuring. If we tried to sound like 2022, we would sound corny”. They continue: “Ideas flow, usually within hours. We take a few days back, if we still like them, we develop them. Starting an album is so easy, it’s paradoxical with the complexity of finishing it”.
Also, the fact that this time they wrote the entire album in their native language was a bit like the magic of a new beginning. “We didn’t suffer from the pressure of the second album. Singing in French changed everything, as if we were making a record for the first time.”
And “Fin Août Début Septembre” exactly exudes that radiant unexpended charm. Nostalgic, dreamy and yet at a danceable pace, the two manage to create a beautiful endless summer feeling. They tell: “Fin Août Début Septembre is all about that moment when you’re packing stuff after a summer vacation, ready to leave the hotel room. That precise moment between the end of freedom and the (re)start of normal life. You think about all the good times, the fun you had, when you forgot about everything else, wishing you could keep those memories in a bottle and make them last forever.”
Enjoy the track below:
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