Montreal’s Marie Davidson, along with Pierre Guerineau and Asaël R. Robitaille have formed Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu, and their new album Renegade Breakdown is coming September 25 via Ninja Tune. Full disclosure, I’m promoting this album to radio at my real person job so I’ve been able to listen to this record for the past few weeks. I can surely say it will be in my AOTY running. It’s incredible and wild shift from Davidson’s previous albums, except for one thing: her stone-cold confidence + ice-cold delivery. Those are the same and she still can kick my ass.
Guerineau and Davidson have worked together as Essaie Pas previously, making music that’s more similar to Davidson’s previous solo output, so it’s cool to see the two of them together + Robitaille making this wild, guitar-driven synth + glam music.