- 16 Jun 20
The song takes the pop producer’s work in a lo-fi direction.
1000 Beasts has released a music video for ‘Le Marais ft. Kayleigh Noble,’ the second single off his upcoming EP.
In the video, we see 1000 Beasts and Noble performing separately, their images captured on a laptop screen—a nod to the realities of remote recording under quarantine. Full of soft pinks and static, the video gives off warm and retro vibes.
This energy mirrors that of the track. With its jazzy guitar samples and rich, soulful vocals, ‘Le Marais’ is 1000 Beasts’s most lo-fi and chilled-out release to date. It's a track you can imagine half-hearing as you walk down a city street on a warm summer night.
The Cork native, whose real name is Cian Sweeney, counts Flume and Kaytranda among his influences. His past releases, such as ‘Sorry’ and ‘Waistcoat,’ have more closely resembled their radio-friendly electronica.
Collaborators are central to Sweeney’s art. These are the ‘beasts’ in his stage name—the artists he works with on each of his releases.
The vocalist on ‘Le Marais’—Kayleigh Noble—is an R&B and soul singer from Dublin. Her previous releases include ‘Stay,’ a collaboration with Dublin-based producer MYFAULT and a solo track called ‘Savage.’
Sweeney’s goal is to feature a different vocalist on every one of his songs. So far, these singers have included Jacob Henley, Marybeth, Lenii, Ryan Mack and many more.
The title of Kayleigh Noble’s track with 1000 Beasts is also a historically Jewish neighborhood in Paris now known for its nightlife—and in particular for its wealth of LGBTQ+ bars.
This choice of title is no coincidence. In a press release, 1000 Beasts confirmed that ‘Le Marais’ was created “in the middle of the night in an apartment just off the Rue De Rivoli in Paris during a short break in the city in late 2018.”
The remaining tracks from 1000 Beasts's upcoming EP are set to come out later this year. In the meantime, check out the music video for ‘Le Marais ft. Kayleigh Noble’ below: