When not surfing the Australian waves, the musician Møme (aka Jérémy Souillart) likes nothing better than composing. He has converted his van into a studio-on-wheels and, driving from coast to coast, he composes as he goes. Jérémy was raised in Nice, France and his “chillwave” sound is proving a great hit back in his native France. Before releasing his first EP (Eclipse, 2014), the 26-year-old musician used to play the guitar in a rock band. He still plays, though he has gravitated towards the computer- and synthesizer-produced software that inspired the expanding Møme project. Møme and the van started touring Australia last November, a venture that brought him into contact with other producers and with the singers who feature on his recordings. The sheer size of the country, coupled with exile from his European comfort zone, proved really inspiring. Jérémy’s musical experience ranges across jazz, to the French Touch and guitarists like John Butler, a breadth that owes much to his love for the guitar and his formal piano training at Nice’s Academy of Music. Starting out from the Soundcloud Community he is now supported by the DDM Recordings label.
Møme’s latest EP, Aloha, owes much to artists like Flume and Chet Faker on the Australian Future Classic label and incorporating the Australian folk soul singing songwriter/vocalist/collaborator Merryn Jeann well testifies to its aerial and beat soul. The video is written and directed by Alexandre Brisa via the Mirage Studio, the direction of photography is by Antoine Delva, the colouring is by Florian Jarry and the choreography is by Manon Bouquet. The dancers are Caroline Bouquet & Alice Roy.
To listen to the acoustic version of the song click here.