Today Bottin reveals a video for “Roulez Jeunesse,” a track off the upcoming new LP I Have what I Gave – which will be released October 6 via 2MR. The video premiered via Discobelle and Bottin notes the single is a “soundtrack to an imaginary amusement park. The exact origin of the French saying ‘Roulez Jeunesse’ isn’t known but it evokes the rides and bumper cars in fairs. The ride operator would yell ‘Roulez jeunesse!’ when everyone was locked in. The expression is now commonly used to mean that you’re all set to go.” The title seems fitting given the propulsive space disco vibe of the track which also includes a sample from an interview with Dan Lacksman from Telex talking about synthesizers, saying that there’s a musical groove within the machines themselves. The video encompasses footage of bumper cars somewhere in Italy complete with 1990’s ravers podium dancing. Watch “Roulez Jeunesse” here
Last week Bottin shared album track “Perfect Mind” and Blackbook said, “it is a revealing harbinger of the sort of cinematic retro-futuro-disco that will assure that I Have What I Gave will be one of autumn’s most buzzed about dance albums.” This summer he released the hypnotic, pop-disco “Y-A-M-L (feat. Lavinia Claws)” which existed in parts for a decade before coming together during the sessions for this album. On its’ release Jezebel called the track “utterly transcendent.”
On I Have What I Gave, the Italian Bottin crafts propulsive, disco-laden scores for films not yet made, and introspective, mind-expanding cuts designed to ensure that people who want to dance never get caught up in conventional experiences. Throughout, I Have What I Gave is filled with intricate and nuanced arrangements.
Setting I Have What I Gave apart from his pioneering Horror Disco and much-loved Punica Fides LPs is that this time around Bottin didn’t see to it to create a concept-album structure. Everything came at once during the writing and recording process, which no doubt gives the album its intensity and sense of immediacy. Bottin notes, “this album came about as a stream of musical consciousness. I worked on all the tracks simultaneously – not one at a time as I normally do.”