French electronic musician Maximilien has teamed with urban wordsmith Praa to create Alliance as part of their ongoing collaboration. A mix of street and sophistication the track has a video directed by compatriot LISWAYA to add to the already heady mix. Check it out.
There’s a debt to the sound of Air on Alliance, its smooth loops and synths echoing their classic sound. But there’s an urban edge to the arrangement too, a sense of threat and hidden danger, which is reinforced by the eloquent anger Praa exudes with every word.
Its combination of daydream and nightmare gives the song a sense of urgency and justified righteousness that is hard to beat.
Photo by Margaux Rodrigues