PL & WHEELIE RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE “BARBE À PAPA” TODAY VIA MAISON BARCLAY CANADA
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE FEATURES ALL-STAR QUEBEC CAST
WATCH AND LISTEN TO “BARBE À PAPA” HERE
25 AUGUST (TORONTO,ON) - Today PL & Wheelie, have shared their debut single, “Barbe à papa,” via Maison Barclay Canada, Universal Music Canada’s Quebec focused label imprint. While the duo is new to the music scene, most will recognize the creative geniuses behind the act as popular actor Pierre-Luc Lafontaine along with producer Wheelie. Together as PL & Wheelie, Lafontaine and Wheelie are creating a fascinatingly unique fusion of rap québ, rapid-fire comedy bits and production reminiscent of 90s hip-hop and industrial alt music. The duo’s first single is sure to leave listeners captivated and wanting more. The track is the first piece of music PL & Wheelie have released since signing to Maison Barclay Canada. Listen to “Barbe à papa” HERE.
The official music video for “Barbe à papa,” which premiered this morning, features an all-star cast of some of Québec’s biggest stars including Elise Guilbeault [The Woman Who Drinks, Cap Tourmente], Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse [Les pays d’en haut, Mensonges] and Pier-Luc Funk [Matthias & Maxime]. Not to be outdone by the stellar cast, the video was created by an all-star team: director and creative director Fred Gervais, César-winning and Cannes prix du Jury recipient producer Nancy Grant, and director of photography André Turpin.
PL & Wheelie’s origin story is as unique as their music and anything but ordinary. Some would say their journey was made up, a fantasy of sorts. The story goes as follows, after being given invaluable advice at a Rapper’s Anonymous meeting PL had a revelation that had him leave his hometown of Parasite City on his skateboard to live out his dream of being a beatboxer. Along the way he learns about Wheelie, a legendary beat-making creature who inhabits the secret underground world of the Holy Forest of Piedmont. Through a series of events and a stroke of luck PL made his way to the elusive Wheelie. When they met, the stars aligned and their melodic beats intertwined, merging their journeys, and forever changing the course of beatboxing history.
“Barbe à papa” is the first installation in PL & Wheelie’s artistic journey with Maison Barclay Canada. Stay tuned as the duo continues to create genre-bending music and push the status quo, while causing laughs and gaining fans along the way.