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Marie Davidson announces new album 'Renegade Breakdown' as Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu

Everyone’s favourite ‘Workaholic Paranoid Bitch’ is back

  • Jemima Skala
  • 16 August 2020
Marie Davidson announces new album 'Renegade Breakdown' as Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu

Marie Davidson has announced the release of her new album ‘Renegade Breakdown’, which will be put out as Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu. It will be released via Ninja Tune on September 25.

Davidson’s husband Pierre Guerineau and Asaël R. Robitaille make up L'Œil Nu. Under a new name and with a new band, Davidson moves in a very different direction to her 2018 breakout album ‘Working Class Woman’.

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Where ‘Working Class Woman’ was hardworking breakneck techno at its finest, ‘Renegade Breakdown’ promises something a little fruitier. Citing inspirations as diverse as Kraftwerk, Billie Holiday and Fleetwood Mac, this is exemplified by the album’s title track.

‘Renegade Breakdown’, as a song, is funk-laden, acerbic, and entirely Davidson. She spools reams of lyrics around a relentless beat and layers of synth melodies. Melding French and English, it’s a classic example of Davidson’s biting wit and sense of rhythm within her own words.

Listen to the title track below and preorder the album here.


Jemima Skala is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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