Live Footage: Keep Dancing Inc. Un Plan Simple Session at Saint Laurent Rive Droit

With the release of their debut EP, 2017’s Initial Public Offering and a handful of follow-up one-off singles, the Paris-based electro pop trio Keep Dancing, Inc. — Louis, Joseph and Gabrielle — quickly emerged as one of France’s hottest and most exciting new acts. The trio supported that material with a tour across the European Union and the UK with Blossoms, which helped them develop a reputation as highly-regarded live act.

Last year’s 12 song, Tom Carmichael-produced full-length debut Embrace was recorded between Paris and Margate, UK, and the album’s material found the rising Paris-based trio crafting remarkably assured and ambitious club friendly bops that effortlessly mesh 80s New Wave, electro pop and disco like with album singles “Could U Stop” and “Start Up Nation.” But underneath the infectious grooves, the band’s material often offers incisive and ironic commentary on our contemporary world and economy.

Un Plan Simple recently invited the rising Paris-based act to film a live session. Directed by Anthony Vaccarello and shot at Saint Laurent’s Rive Droite in front of flashing strobe lights, the band performed three songs for the sessions including the infectious “Start Up Nation,” one of my favorite songs off Embrace, the buoyant, New Order-like “Long Enough” and the acclaimed, Remain in Light-era Talking Heads-like “Could U Stop.”