The French indie boy band Later. delivers the new dreamy pop single, Cold Touch, and its retro sound will make you feel like you’re floating. This band is full of dazzling nostalgia and rich pop beats, and one of their hit songs was even played in space by astronaut Thomas Pesquet. With a new music video shot beneath the blue hues of a legendary Paris nightclub, this new release wills listeners to break the ice and “feel the rush.”
Cold Touch is the first single off of the band’s upcoming album, and the release of the track also comes with the announcement of a 2024 tour in France this spring. However, their concerts are quickly selling out, and people can’t get enough of this young group. Charles, Paul, Noah, and Theo were drawn together from friendship and a simple shared passion for music. Based between the outskirts of Paris and the Pigalle district, the boys would consistently meet together to work on their shared dream of starting a band. Since their first single, L.Y.E in 2019 and their subsequent two albums, The Daydream and Walking on the Line, they have artfully curated their indie-pop and French-influenced sound, melding the spontaneity of their tight bond.
The single mirrors the feeling of distance between lovers, saying “Now I’m longing for your touch” and, “I’ve been trying to fight my feelings / Now I got to let it go.” The song radiates the feeling of desire, but the blue lights from the music video illustrate an unbreakable icy touch. “With each chorus, the video montage follows the rhythm of the music as if to follow a heartbeat that races in the profusion of club lights,” explains the band. “Feeling alone when surrounded, as paradoxical as loving someone without being able to touch them.”
Later. channels a passion for music that is evident through their friendship. Their music ignites a distinct retro-pop sound, and it radiates with the artful playfulness of youth. See them live in Paris on February 27th, at the iconic La Cigale venue.