Song: Blame Fire
Artist: Petite Noir
Album: La Maison Noir / The Black House (2018)
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Blame Fire is an insanely catchy and powerful song that will have you singing along in the first chorus. Petite Noir is a South African raised, Belgian born, Congolese musician singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. His debut extended play The King of Anxiety was released in January 2015 and his debut studio album La vie est belle / Life Is Beautiful was released in September.
La Maison Noir is the third of Petite Noir’s noirwave projects, a movement created by Petite Noir and creative director RhaRha responding to current cultural movements in Africa. “Blame Fire” is a phrase created by Petite Noir, meaning “Thank God”.
He said “The track is a personal journey into my life and experiences. This is the first time in my career that I have ever been this honest with my art/music. Being an immigrant and being forced to mobilise has taught me how to navigate this current reality using the gifts that I have been given to me. To turn my unique experience of exile into something bigger than myself.”