DUBAI: French music producer DJ Petit Biscuit released the video for the lead single from his forthcoming LP, “Drivin’ Thru the Night,” this week — and Tunisian-French model and singer Sonia Ben Ammar had a pretty big role to play in it.
The 21-year-old, who stars in the clip, shared with her 728,000 Instagram followers that she was heavily involved in the creative process for the song and the video and also helped with the writing.
“@petitbiscuit “drivin’ thru the night” video out now happy to be a part of the writing & creative process for this song & video! @jc_charavin (sic),” the model wrote on social media.
Ben Ammar serves as the female lead and the artist’s love interest in the clip, which has more than 100,000 views on YouTube.
It’s not the first time the duo has teamed up. Memorably, Ben Ammar performed live at Coachella back in 2018, joining the French DJ for a surprise set in which she sang their hit “Creation Comes Alive” to a packed crowd.
It also appears that the budding singer has been working on some new material for herself. In July, she shared with fans that she was back in the studio and working on something special after months of self-isolation. “Documentation of the (very) rare times I didn’t show up to the studio in my pajamas. I know these are old but I’m working on a new project for ya (sic),” Ben Ammar wrote on Instagram.
Documentation of the (very) rare times I didn’t show up to the studio in my pajamas. I know these are old but I’m working on a new project for ya. To be honest I find it challenging to stay inspired & write songs when it feels like the word is crumbling apart but art keeps us sane & brings us closer together so I like to remind myself that
The singer, who splits her time between France and California, launched her first EP, a four-track project entitled “EP 1” in November 2019 with her debut single “Joyride.”
For her debut EP, Ben Ammar teamed up with Jason Quenneville, better known as “DaHeala,” the producer behind The Weeknd’s hits, “Starboy” and “Beauty Behind the Madness.”
Meanwhile, the multi-hyphenate — who moved to Los Angeles to study music business at college and to pursue her singing career — is also a rising star in the fashion industry.
She made her runway debut in 2017 for Miu Miu and quickly found herself in demand by some of the world’s most renowned labels, including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Carolina Herrera.