Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu unveil a video for the song Back To Rock, off their album Renegade Breakdown, released on September 25th via Bonsound (Canada) and Ninja Tune (ROW). Leaning away from the electronic beats that have defined Marie Davidson's sound so far, Back To Rock is a long and powerful confession, a melancholic prog ballad that showcases the musicians’ choice to record with classic instruments such as drums, guitar, bass, and piano. Renegade Breakdown is available on vinyl and on all music services.
Directed by Loïc Darses, the cinematic short film sets Marie in an empty nightclub at the end of her last live club set. The video follows her on a physical and metaphorical journey of self-imposed exile as she drags her massive road case behind her, like Sisyphus's burden. She moves through semi-dreamlike industrial wastelands, where abandoned non-descript locations mingle with lost oil refinement factories to form breathtaking surrealist tableaus of urban decay, before eventually reaching a final point of cathartic release.