WATCH: YELLE’s “Ici & Maintenant (Here & Now)” Music Video

Our buddies YELLE are back with a brand new tune, “Ici & Maintenant,” that WILL bring you into the moment!

YELLE's “ICI & MAINTENANT (HERE & NOW)” album artOur buddies Yelle return with a new single “Ici & Maintenant (Here & Now)” on their own label, Recreation Center! The song, co produced by GrandMarnier and Vaughn Oliver, follows YELLE throughout Los Angeles reflecting on her urge to be connected fully to the present moment. Not yesterday, not tomorrow. Here, and now.

“After 3 albums and crazy intense touring over the world, we felt we needed to pause, not looking at the past or being in loops about what is next all the time, no, instead we want to be connected to the present. Here and Now. That’s exactly the idea behind the song. that’s our state of mind. Being simply and fully in the moment.

The video reflects that, it’s very here & now, super extra normal! We made it with our friend Nathan Barnatt who we met a few years ago after he’d done a ‘fan’ video of our “Que Veux tu” song remixed by Madeon.

Normcore to the four on the floor!” – YELLE (Julie Budet & GrandMarnier)

The video is directed by Paul B. Cummings & Jean-François Perrier and has a video-long cameo from Nathan Barnatt.

Chances are you don’t speak French, so read the lyrics translated below:

Paroles:

Je vais bien
Oui c’est certain que je vais bien
J’ai pris mes médicaments
Mon café mon guronsan

J’aime les miens
Tout le monde est gentil
Tout va bien
Si ça ne finit pas aujourd’hui
Ce sera demain

Mais pour l’instant c’est ici et maintenant
Je vois des hommes nus et des pélicans
Des gens connus dans des moments gênants
J’attends le mo-

Mais pour l’instant c’est ici et maintenant
Je saute à pieds joints sur les continents
Sur un nuage rose à dos d’éléphant
J’attends le moment

J’attends le moment
Le moment où ça casse
Ici et maintenant
Mais pour l’instant ça passe

J’aimerais bien ne pas savoir trop tôt la fin
J’entends le samu qui vient
J’entends qu’on s’amuse bien

Mais pour l’instant c’est ici et maintenant
On joue au frisbee dans un ouragan
Je traverse NYC sur un cheval blanc
J’attends le moment

Mais pour l’instant on oublie nos leçons
On fait comme avant, on est un peu con
On fonce en souriant dans le mur du son
J’attends le moment

J’attends le moment
Le moment où ça casse
Ici et maintenant
Mais pour l’instant ça passe
Dans la fumée d’un volcan
Je cherche encore ma place
Ici et maintenant
Mais pour l’instant ça passe

Et pour le moment ça passe
Jusqu’au jour où ça casse

Lyrics:

I’m fine
Yes it is certain that I am well
I took my medication
My coffee my guronsan

I love mine
Everyone is nice
Everything is fine
If it does not end today
It will be tomorrow

But for now it is here and now
I see naked men and pelicans
People known in troublesome moments
I am waiting for the

But for now it is here and now
I jump with feet on the continents
On a pink cloud with elephant back
I wait for the moment

I wait for the moment
The moment it breaks
Here and now
But for now it happens

I would like not to know too soon the end
I hear the samu coming
I hear that we have fun

But for now it is here and now
Frisbee playing in a hurricane
I cross NYC on a white horse
I wait for the moment

But for now we forget our lessons
We do as before, we are a bit con
We go smiling in the wall of sound
I wait for the moment

I wait for the moment
The moment it breaks
Here and now
But for now it happens
In the smoke of a volcano
I’m still looking for my place
Here and now
But for now it happens

And for the moment it passes
Until the day it breaks

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