Papooz | Move at Your Own Pace

The French duo premiere their new single "Resonate"

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Brendan Le

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Photographed by Ana Kraš

French indie pop duo Papooz beckon you to take a breath, slow life down with their newest single “Resonate.” A wavy track with eclectic vocals and bouncy synths that conjure the atmosphere of an easy day on the coast, “Resonate” features co-production and mixing by Patrick Wimberly (MGMT, Joji). Papooz’s members, Ulysse Cottin and Armand Penicaut collaborated with songwriter Jesse Harris (Lana del Rey, Norah Jones) to translate the physics concept of resonance into words.

“One only has to enter in resonance with the world to live at his own pace,” Papooz says. “Both lyrically and musically, we used this idea to describe at our best what was going on in our relationships within and outside our band.”

Interspersed throughout the song are segments of breathy, playful “ha”s that magnify the breezy world built by the lyrics and instrumental. A visualizer directed by Moodoïd accompanies the track release, which sees Ulysse and Armand sift through blank music sheets in a sunlit Soho apartment. Presumably, they’re searching for what they croon about—“a love that resonates.

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Papooz, Resonate, Patrick Wimberly, Jesse Harris, Ulysse Cottin, Armand Penicaut, Moodoïd, Brendan Le