When it comes to reinvention, electronic music producer Edouard knows it best. Having been part of the French Touch movement 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.
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. 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. His first single Deja Vu is energetic and upbeat with feelings of summer. His second single The Feel of Summer is even more pop and summery, with a hook that begs to be repeated in chorus. His third single is an electro take on Jean-Michel Jarre’s Chronology, Pt. 3, to which the Godfather of Electronic Music gave the thumbs-up.