Montreal-based electronic duo Essaie pas have released a new single, "Futur parlé," via DFA Records.
"We’re excited to share our new single 'Futur parlé' with you," say Essaie pas' Marie Davidson and Pierre Guerineau. "We decided to conceptualize this one based on Philip K Dick's work, by paying tribute to his classic novel 'A Scanner Darkly.' You will hear Marie's tripped-out pseudo-scientific verbiage in the spirit of the book's bleak but humorous dialogs, over hypnotic pads of strings, punctuated by dramatic stabs and sensual rhythmic patterns."
Directed by Christopher Royal King, the video for 'Futur parlé' brings this modern interpretation of 'A Scanner Darkly' to life, merging rushes of surveillance and drone cameras, abstract digital landscapes, and facial recognition software.
"The realization of 'post-truth' in modern times has ultimately blurred the lines of reality and the perception of what is 'real,'" says King. "The domino effect has created this frenetic, almost post-apocalyptic landscape and I wanted to attempt to create a narrative and world that attempts to capture the paranoia of trying to function and survive in such an environment."
Marie Davidson's Un Autre Voyage is my next step down a newly built appreciation for Synthwave. This is music for a dark night drive - shady and foreboding - it raises the hairs, tightens the grip, and invades your space. Christopher Moklebust