Devon Welsh

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Devon Welsh
Devon Welsh, SXSW 2013.jpg
Welsh performing with Majical Cloudz at SXSW 2013
Background information
Born (1988-09-03) September 3, 1988 (age 31)[1]
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2008–present
LabelsYou Are Accepted
Associated acts

Devon Welsh is a Canadian singer and songwriter. From 2010 to 2016, he was the frontman of the electropop duo Majical Cloudz.[2] He released his debut solo album, Dream Songs, in 2018.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Welsh was born to film and television actor Kenneth Welsh.[4] He lived in Sandford, Ontario, a community of Uxbridge, for a few years. His parents separated when he was four and he moved with his mother to an ashram in Lake County, California, to join the religious community Adidam. After two years in California, he moved back to his father's house in Canada and attended a Montessori school. Welsh never had any formal music training. He entered McGill University in 2007 and graduated in 2011 with a degree in religion.[5][6]


Welsh released his debut solo album, Dream Songs, on August 24, 2018. The album was produced by Austin Tufts of Braids and self-released on You Are Accepted, a record label created by Welsh.[7]

Personal life[edit]

From 2007 to 2010, Welsh was in an on-and-off relationship with Claire Boucher, known professionally as Grimes. The two met in 2007 at a first-year dorm party while studying at McGill University.[6]


Solo albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Down the Mountain (2016)

With Belave[edit]

  • Darlet on the Brush (2014)
  • Indigo, Streams, Lash. (2016)
  • the world is rain. (2017)

With Majical Cloudz[edit]


  1. ^ Welsh, Devon (September 3, 2018). "Devon Welsh on Instagram: "It's my thirtieth birthday today, love for everything that happened in my twenties and all who have been in my life in that decade. It has…". Instagram. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Camp, Zoe (March 4, 2016). "Majical Cloudz Break Up". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Sundermann, Eric (August 23, 2018). "Devon Welsh Is a Voice of Reason on His Solo Debut 'Dream Songs'". Noisey. Vice. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Dolan, Margaret (June 17, 2013). "Majical Cloudz Don't Want to Be "Cool and Boring"". Paper Magazine. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "We Talked To Majical Cloudz". Noisey. Vice. January 3, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Pelly, Jenn (June 25, 2015). "Fall Down Laughing: The Story of Majical Cloudz". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  7. ^ Cooke, Shawn (August 24, 2018). "Devon Welsh On Ending Majical Cloudz and His Hopeful Solo Debut: 'I Put Energy Into' Being Kinder to Myself". Billboard. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Minsker, Evan (July 30, 2019). "Devon Welsh (Ex-Majical Cloudz) Announces New Album True Love". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 12, 2019.

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