I’m in Baltimore for a couple of days to visit family, hang out and to catch a show. The posts will be a bit intermittent until my return — but in the meantime . . .
Formed back in 2019. Parisian indie electro pop duo Entrée Libre consists of two childhood friends, who derived the project’s name from the first letter of their first names. Sonically, the pair have developed joyful, spontaneous and hook driven pop, which for the band has served as an escape from the our strange and uncertain moment.
Entrée Libre’s debut EP Avant-Premiére is slated for a May 13, 2022 release. The EP will feature previously released singles “L’Air du temps,” “Dehors” and “Aller Simple,” a dance floor friendly track that’s one-part 80s New Order, one- part JOVM mainstays DBFC, one-part Daft Punk.
“Corps à corps,” Avant-Premiére‘s fourth and latest single is another dance floor friendly bop — but this time more along the lines of LCD Soundsystem: angular bursts of funk guitar, sinuous bass lines, buzzing bass synths, relentless four-on-the-floor and copious cowbell are placed within a hook-driven song structure. Fittingly for a danceable song, the song’s French’s lyrics detail the movements of bodies approaching and then repelling each seemingly in an off-kilter fashion.
The accompanying lyric video features the duo in an empty theater changing seats while a maintenance person cleans up.