Petite Meller is an international singer songwriter producing Nuvo-Jazzy Pop in French and English. Leading it with angelic childlike vocals, she is often compared to a post-modern Mia Farrow with a Brigitte Bardot allure. Petite’s debut video “NYC TIME”, co-directed by A.T.Mann & Mexican photographer Napoleon Habeica (American Apparel), is inspired by David Hamilton’s aesthetics and represents the voyage of rhythm to NYC. Petite co-founded the band Terry Poison in 2006, releasing hits such as “Comme Ci Comme Ca” and “Cinema”, performing worldwide, the band opened for Depeche Mode, and played in various festivals such as SXSW and Rock en Seine. In her first solo project Petite has already opened for such acts as Mark Ronson, Hurts, and Uffie. She modeled for L’Oreal, Vogue and Another Magazine.
The video for Baby Love was directed by Asaf T. Mann & Napoleon Habeica.
In her own words:
Baby Love is about a broken heart, and the basic concept of the video is one of a hysterical, broken hearted woman dancing the pain away. Even as I was writing the song, I knew where the video should be shot. I was really connected to the story of the school girls in Nigeria who where kidnapped. I couldn’t stop thinking about those girls, about how they used to have normal lives with dreams, style, and broken hearts too… I couldn’t forget them. In the video I wanted to show that these girls are strong and ambitious, with hopes and dreams, broken hearts. Hadija is one of the main characters in the video, and she was so perfect. She had the perfect strong and ambitious character, and told me about her dreams to be an actress. It’s her who I follow in the video in the desert. She uplifts me from my sorrows, directing me to her school girl posse who with their joyful beat and rhythm exemplify the essence of life and what love means.