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 our strange and uncertain moment.
Entrée Libre’s debut EP Avant-Premiére officially dropped yesterday. The EP features previously released singles “Dehors,” “Aller Simple,” a dance floor friendly track that’s one-part 80s New Order, one- part JOVM mainstays DBFC, one-part Daft Punk and “Corps à corps,” a hook-driven, LCD Soundsystem-like bop that’s perhaps even more danceable than its immediate predecessor.
Avant-Premiére‘s fourth and latest single “Pixel” is a breezy yet wistful bop centered around glistening synth arpeggios, a chugging motorik groove, skittering beats paired with plaintive harmonies. The end result is a song that, to my ears, recalls Trans Europe Express-era Kraftwerk and fellow countrymen DBFC and La Femme.
The accompanying lyric video features the duo in an empty theater changing seats while a maintenance person cleans up.