Following the release of their celebrated album ‘Renegade Breakdown’, Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu—the trio formed of three old-time friends and long-term collaborators: Marie Davidson, Pierre Guerineau and Asaël R. Robitaille—have today announced the first in a series of remixes to be drawn from the project, from Jlin, Young Marco and Morgan Geist.
First up, and released today, is a remix from Jlin—the singular electronic producer who has collaborated with the likes of Björk, Holly Herndon, Ben Frost, and William Basinski over the course of several acclaimed albums on Planet Mu—who delivers a muscular, rhythmic take on “C’est parce que j'm’en fous”.
“We’ve all been appreciators of Jlin’s work in the band, and it’s a huge honour to have her remixing our music. “C’est parce que j'm’en fous” is a track that talks about the concepts of femininity and feminism as opposed to calculated feminism, and I could not have wished for a better remixer. Thank you Jlin for this killer track!” - Marie Davidson
Also today, the band are announcing a special one-off livestream—'Renegade Breakdown Live'—to be broadcast on March 11th via NoonChorus, and shot by experimental Quebecois filmmaker Denis Côté.
"It is a refreshing novelty in my career to be approached to film such a freeform concert. For the concept, I imagined the performance as a laboratory experiment. Without completely turning my back on the festive aspects, I favored something a little colder, which leads to a certain purity of the act of watching a concert.”- Denis Côté
"Renegade Breakdown Live is first and foremost a film, Denis Côté’s vision. Without ever directing us, he captured our first ever performance as a band, exploring the possibilities of what a filmed live show could be in 2021. Even if we are at the center of it, the surroundings, the crew, the audience, the gear and the mishaps are an equally important part of it, creating a unique document and experience for the viewer. The end result is as eerie and honest as it can get." - Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu
‘Renegade Breakdown’—released in September on Ninja Tune—is a bold reimagining of Marie Davidson’s sound, and was praised widely by the likes of The Guardian, Pitchfork and The New Yorker, with Bandcamp listing it as one of their “Best Albums of Summer” and additional support from FADER, Billboard, DAZED, Vulture, NME and many more. Most recently the band released their cinematic video for “Back To Rock”.
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I read in an interview that the album was composed to provoke a sense of joy, and I feel that. It's startling how "fun" it feels; I think there's some magic in the arrangement and mixing, that elevates the sound design and melodies to great heights.. I can't work out how, which creates a glorious mystery on top of the great sounds. Octagonism