Desire (band)

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Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Genres Synthpop, Italo disco
Years active 2009–present
Labels Italians Do It Better
  • Megan Louise
  • Johnny Jewel
  • Nat Walker

Desire is an electronic music band from Montreal and Portland, Oregon. Their debut album, II, was released in June 2009 on the Italians Do It Better label.[1][2] The band is made up of vocalist Megan Louise, producer Johnny Jewel (also a member of the IDIB bands Chromatics and Glass Candy) and Nat Walker (also a member of Chromatics) on synthesizer and drums. Jewel and Walker also have an instrumental project called Symmetry.[2][3] Their lyrics are in French and English.[4]

British music magazine Fact listed II as the fourteenth best album of 2009.[5] Recently their song "Under Your Spell" appeared in the soundtrack for the 2011 film Drive.

In 2009 their song "Under Your Spell" was featured in the 2010 S/S Max Mara fashion show. The song was also featured in the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012.

Kid Cudi sampled "Under Your Spell" for the 2012 song "Teleport 2 Me, Jamie", released as the first single from the self-titled debut album of his WZRD rock project.[6]


Studio albums
  • II (2009)

01. Montre Moi Ton Visage

02. Mirroir Mirroir

03. Don't Call

04. Dans Mes Reves

05. Under Your Spell

06. Colourless Sky

07. Oxygene

08. If I Can't Hold You

09. Part II

  • "If I Can't Hold You Tonight"

01. Under Your Spell (Radio Version)

02. Under Your Spell (Instrumental) (2009)[7]


  1. ^ Dave Park Founder/Publisher/Editor. "Album Review: Desire - II | Prefix". Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  2. ^ a b "RA Reviews: Desire - II (Album)". Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Desire prep debut LP and Italians come to London | FACT magazine: music and art". 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  4. ^ Ace, Ezra. "Damaged Disco | Music". Portland Mercury. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  5. ^ "40 best: Albums of 2009 | FACT magazine: music and art". 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  6. ^ Daw, Robbie (January 31, 2012). "WZRD's Desire-Sampling "Teleport 2 Me, Jamie": Listen". Idolator. Spin Media. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ Hogan, Marc (April 28, 2009). "Desire: "If I Can't Hold You"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 24, 2010. 

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