With his latest single, "Les Regards Polymorphes", Sizyf takes us on a contemplative and hypnotic journey through his introspective world, all sung in French and accompanied by a retro-modern music video. Join us as we dive into the enigmatic realm of Sizyf, the musician who seamlessly blends eclectic soundscapes with thought-provoking lyrics.
Hailing from both Paris and London, Sizyf is an artist who effortlessly traverses the boundaries of musical genres and cultures. His musical persona was born in 2023 with the release of his debut single, "Adaptation". Drawing inspiration from the Anglo-Saxon musical sphere, Sizyf's sonic palette combines hypnotic guitars and synthesizers with a soft, entrancing voice, reflecting a diverse range of influences that include Radiohead, Mild High Club, and The Voidz.
What sets Sizyf apart is his knack for delving deep into introspective themes, whether in English or his native French. This introspection can be traced back to his background in philosophy, which informs his lyrical explorations. With "Les Regards Polymorphes", Sizyf takes us on a contemplative and intoxicating ballad, one that he personally produced. The song delves into his constant back-and-forth between Paris and London, two cities where he resides without fully belonging to either: "Toujours borné à l’exil, mon royaume d’asphalte s’éloigne en silence" ("Always bound to exile, my asphalt kingdom silently drifts away").
Set against a dreamy and vintage instrumental backdrop, "Les Regards Polymorphes" offers 5 minutes and 34 seconds of lyrical storytelling. The song's structure is ambitious, featuring a nearly two-minute introduction that sets the stage for a captivating musical journey. This dichotomy between the catchy, joyful melody of the chorus and the contemplative, bittersweet lyrics is where Sizyf's artistry truly shines.
To bring his vision to life, Sizyf enlisted the expertise of Mikko Gordon, a Grammy-nominated producer known for his work with Thom Yorke's group, The Smile. Gordon's touch elevates the song's ambitious structure, creating a sonic landscape that's both immersive and emotionally charged.
Accompanying the single is a visually stunning music video, co-directed by Sizyf and his friends Clint Fritt and Victor Dixneuf. The video was shot in various locations, including the streets of East London, where Sizyf currently resides, the Studio Big Limbo of the eponymous collective, and the romantic streets of Paris. The video utilizes two cameras: one modern and the other a cassette camcorder, evoking the nostalgia of the artist's youthful summers.