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Indie-Pop Duo Police Voleur Meander in Melancholy in New Track Mn B3id

The quirky duo of Scarlett Saad and Kristian Abouanni dial things down to talk love, longing and heartbreak in a track that fuses elements of jazz, dream pop and trip-hop.

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In July 2020, Scarlett Saad and Kristian Abouanni aka, Police Voleur, announced their arrival to the world with a debut single dripping in humour, colour, innuendo and that rare thing to be found in music these days: fun.

‘Cache Cache’ captured what the Lebanese indie-pop duo are all about, featuring more tongue-in-cheek references than you can shake a stick and boasting a playfulness rarely seen in independent music in the Middle East these days.

Since then, however, the band has shown a markedly different side to their musical inclinations, with tracks such as 'Oul' with Manel Mallet and ‘3aychin' with Blackbird maintaining a sense of indie-pop playfulness in a sonic sense, but coating much more sombre, even melancholic hearts.‘Mn B3id’ is a well-crafted, laidback track that finds a middle ground between sombre and dreamy through a rich, unhurried and jazzy piano chord. The tranquil melody is cushioned by lo-fi, trip-hop-leaning acoustic beat, which all come together to provide a fitting backdrop to Abouanni’s lyrics on the rawness of love, longing and heartbreak.