A trio of old friends and long-time musical collaborators, Marie Davidson, Pierre Guerineau and Asaël R. Robitaille share many things in common. Each of them has made waves in electronic and experimental corners of the music industry. But they’re also devotees of classic pop songwriting, and they created Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu to celebrate and reimagine those shared musical touchstones.
If there’s a mood that encapsulates L’Œil Nu, it’s the one to be found at 3AM, after a long night of drinks, when it’s time to start putting on the classics. This, for Marie, Pierre and Asaël, means Fleetwood Mac, Rush or soundtracks from French cinema.
It was in one such moment that the germ of the idea for L’Œil Nu was planted. It evolved into the musical outpouring of years of friendship and shared musical interests, culminating in a forward-facing, innovative pop record which sees Marie’s dark humour and acerbic observations delivered in bold new ways.