FOLLO (born Lucas Dubiez) is a 25-year-old video director and self-taught, emerging, electronic music producer, who can trace the origins of his music career to meeting fellow French electronic music producer Zerolex (born Jeremey Vieille). As the story goes, Vieille encouraged Dubiez to write and record his debut EP, last year’s Lumen.
Dubiez’s sophomore EP, the recently released Écume features five instrumental tracks inspired by French 79, Rone, The Blaze, and the films of Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino and Hayao Miyazaki. “Divine,” Écume EP‘s first single is centered around glistening synth oscillations, skittering beats, a relentless motorik groove and an enormous hook. And while sonically drawing from French touch and house music, “Divine” manages to be simultaneously dance floor friendly and cinematic — as though nodding at post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie soundtracks.
Directed by Dubiez, the accompanying video follows a young man as he’s being walked to a weird, virtual reality-like experiment that puts the man in touch with a supernatural — and perhaps divine — force that transforms him.