Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu is the new project of Canadian musician Marie Davidson and it involves long-term collaborators with shared roots in Montreal’s DIY scene: Pierre Guerineau and Asaël R. Robitaille. The collaborative album Renegade Breakdown is out now via Ninja Tune.
According to the press release, Drawn to the idea of the eternal return, they deliver a forward-facing, innovative pop record that builds on the classic tenets of Marie’s music to create something that strikes out towards a broader audience. With dark humour and interpolated musical influences—from Fleetwood Mac to Kraftwerk, and jazz classics such as Billie Holiday and Chet Baker—they spin each of its entries in wildly imaginative directions.
Check the new video for the track “Back to Rock“. “‘Back To Rock’ is the song from our new album that is the closest to my heart, and this is because it’s my most sincere lyrics to date” says Marie. “The song’s story, beautifully illustrated by Loïc Darses in the music video, is about my personal struggles to change. It’s about letting die some elements within oneself to allow new things to be born.”