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WATCH: New Essaie Pas Video
Aimee Armstrong , May 22nd, 2018 15:17

Essaie Pas, the duo of Marie Davidson and Pierre Guerineau, share a new video for 'Complet Brouillé' from their recent LP

Following on from the release of New Path, their fifth record, back in March, Montreal duo Essaie Pas have shared a new video to accompany one of its standout tracks. You can check it out above.

"'Complet Brouillé' is a song inspired by the effects of dissociative drugs which distort perceptions of sight and sound and produce feelings of detachment from the environment and self," the duo say.

The record itself was inspired by Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly, taking in themes such as despair, drug addiction and death. But the music itself tackles those themes with a balance of severity and levity, captured best in vocalist Marie Davidson's frequently deadpan delivery, particularly on 'Complet Brouillé'.

The video's director, visual artist Christopher Royal King, describes the clip as an attempt to highlight a feeling of urgency: "Human beings are now having trouble dealing with the balance of cultural illusion and natural reality; revelations about the onslaught of hyper technology are seeping into the collective consciousness at a rapid rate. The goal of the video is to highlight this feeling of urgency while maintaining a playful take on popular culture."

New Path is out now on DFA Records. The duo will play Manchester's Soup Kitchen on June 22 and Moth Club in London on June 23.