From what we gather, Theophilus London and Jesse Boykins III go back. So far back, in fact, that they have released some tunes together way back when they were both on the come up. That list includes “Cold Pillow” and “Humdrum Town”. The two decided it would be a good time to reconnect, going as far as creating a new group called Paris 96. While we haven’t been huge supporters of London’s most recent work, we think that Boykins will be able to work with his grounded, soothing voice to contrast seamlessly with the rigid, mainstream appeal of Theophilus.
“Afternoon” is a great first look at Paris 96, as they plan on dropping a self-titled EP in April. Listen below.