Eyemèr is an indie singer-songwriter whose work is influenced by artists such as Soko, Daughter, Bon Iver and Waxahatchee. Arlo Devreese’s fragile, raw voice and dark lo-fi sound have become their trademark.
In 2014 Eyemèr (back then still using their own name) reached the finals of Belgium’s greatest competition for musicians: Humo’s Rock Rally. In March 2016 their debut album ‘Temporarily Colourblind’ came out. This album found its way into the Belgian newspapers and magazines and received enthusiastic reviews. ‘Losing Faith’, the fourth track from the album, got airplay on Radio 1 for a little while and ‘Promise’, the first single, was shown on the Television Program ‘Fans Of Flanders’. In 2016 and 2017 Eyemèr was the support act of well-known Belgian bands such as Marble Sounds, Isbells, Chantal Acda, Astronaute and Mad About Mountains.
Almost 4 years after the release of their debut album ‘Temporarily Colourblind’, Eyemèr came back with an EP called ‘Good Mourning To You’. On this record, Arlo dared to be open about their non-binary gender identity and queer sexuality for the first time. ‘Bird, You Can Fly’ was played by Ayco Duyster on Radio 1 and the single ‘On My Own’ got airplay on Radio 1 as well.
11.02.2022 Eyemèr will return with a 3rd EP: ‘Transition Town’. This album tells the story of their physical and mental transition as a transgender person in these past few years. Arlo Devreese officially changed their name in 2020 and in 2021 they got top surgery to feel completely themself. With this album, Eyemèr wants to create music that is relatable to other transgender people, but also aims to raise awareness around the theme within a society that often still dehumanises transgender people. One of the tracks on the EP, ‘Reborn’, features American musician and trans activist Ryan Cassata – an important voice within the trans community. ‘Transition Town’ has been produced by the same producer as their previous EP: Michiel De Maeseneer (Balthazar, Bazart, Douglas Firs, Faces on TV).