South Africa's Petite Noir is back to share a new single. "Blame Fire" is the lead single off of his new mini-album La Maison Noir / The Black House due October 5th via Roya. The new album serves as the long-awaited follow up to his 2015 album La vie est belle / Life is Beautiful.
An impassioned mission statement with an irrepressible melody, "Blame Fire" lays out La Maison Noir's intentions, reflecting on Petite Noir's past and his future. Of the track Petite Noir says: "'Blame Fire' is a phrase that I made up, meaning 'Thank God.' I poetically referenced times in history that God showed up as 'fire' i.e. the burning bush in the story of Moses and comparing that to the passion, the drive that we all have inside of ourselves to be successful in life. So basically, don't blame me, Blame Fire for all that I have. In short, it means, all glory to God."
La Maison Noir is the third of Petite Noir's noirwave projects. Noirwave is a movement created by Petite Noir and creative director RhaRha, with its roots in music but its vision fixed firmly on the creative future. Responding to current cultural movements centered in Africa - arising against a backgrop of international anxieties concerning borders, nationhood and globalization - Noirwave offers followers a citizenship which rejoices in freedom of movement, physically and creatiely.
It is through the lens of noirwave that La Maison Noir was created. Diverse yet instant, La Maison Noir's six tracks are imbued with a spirit that leave an indelible memory. The forthcoming mini-album features contributions from New York rapper/poet Saul Williams and Detroit rapper Danny Brown, who Petite Noir previously collaborated with on Brown's 2016 album Atrocity Exhibition.
Hear "Blame Fire" and see below for more info on La Maison Noir / The Black House and stay tuned for more from Petite Noir coming soon.