Edouard is more than just a musician and producer from Paris. He is a builder. A builder of songs with a touch of sonic dynamite, if you will. And that is evident in his new single titled ‘Deja Vu’ featuring Weezmen (a.k.a. Edouard & Olivier Martyn). With the feel of an EDM track and the construction of a pop song in verse, chorus, verse stylings, Edouard fills ‘Deja Vu’ with hooks and riffs that lend to the notion that one needs not be in a club to enjoy this sonic dream because ‘Deja Vu’ takes you there. Wherever you are.
‘Deja Vu’ drops tomorrow (July 26, 2019) on all major platforms.
“I would certainly hope that listeners will shake their heads and stomp their feet to the beat,” Edouard comments on the new material. “And hopefully they will get an energy boost from it.”
When it comes to reinvention, electronic music producer Edouard knows it best. Having been part of the French Touch movement of the end of the 90s, his previous project found itself an integral part of Europe’s burgeoning house music scene. Garnering praise among enthusiasts, the group inked a major label deal with BMG, received radio play and appeared on records alongside other French Touch artists such as Philippe Zdar, Etienne de Crécy, and Alex Gopher. But as time went on and the landscape changed, he took on new roles: as a solo-exhibited photographer, art historian, engineer, manager in investment banking and even a student of six-time Grammy winner Gary Burton at the Berklee College of Music. “I’d like to think that I’ve had many lives,” he explained.
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So it should come as no surprise that he would reincarnate once again. His latest reinvention, Edouard, is an eponymous moniker given to his new electronic solo endeavor, an eclectic blend of Electro, Pop, Dance, House, and other electronic styles. Represented by an avatar visage, an artistic rendering of his face, Edouard maintains a level of semi-anonymity, à la Daft Punk or Deadmau5, allowing listeners to focus on the elements of his craft. Armed with electronic instruments and software, some of which he designed himself, he uses his collection of synths and modules to compose tracks that are fashioned for the current times, with a complementary focus on visual art. In addition to his own graphic work, he has asked world-renowned Filip Hodas, who made Equinoxe Infinity’s cover, to design some of his covers.
Inspired by French electronic music pioneers such as Daft Punk, Jean-Michel Jarre, Air, Justice, Laurent Garnier, Cassius, Bob Sinclar, Martin Solveig, and Alex Gopher who was involved in the project as studio engineer, Edouard’s debut material will be released in the form of singles and an upcoming EP. His first single “Deja Vu” is energetic and upbeat with feelings of summer; bridging his past musical venture to the present, it sees him reunite on the song with his former collaborator. His second track “Another World”, that harks back to Kraftwerk and early Daft Punk, will be released accompanied by a 3D animated music video. Additionally, he has plans to release an electro cover of Jean-Michel Jarre’s “Chronology, Pt. 3,” which was recently approved by the founding father of French Touch himself.