Marie Davidson

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Marie Davidson
Marie Davidson in 2017.jpg
Marie Davidson in 2017
Background information
Birth name Marie Davidson
Born 1987/1988 (age 30–31)[1]
Montreal, Canada
Genres Electronic, Techno, Synth Pop, Experimental
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, synthesizers, violin
Years active 2007–present
Labels Cititrax, Holodeck, Weyrd Son [2]

Marie Davidson is a Canadian singer, poet, and electronic music producer. Originating from Montreal, she is also one half of the minimal wave duo Essaie Pas,[3] a duo she formed with her partner, Frenchman Pierre Guerineau.[4][5] She sings in both English and French. Her third album, Adieux au Dancefloor was named by Pitchfork as one of "The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2016".[6] The album is themed around Davidson's ambivalent feelings towards dance music and club culture.[7] Describing her two earlier albums, Pitchfork wrote, "Her two previous solo releases (Perte D'Identité and Un Autre Voyage) mingled gothic ambient music, poetic repetitions, and analog synthpop to great success. Her work has never felt campy, but is darkly rendered, probing, and redolent of Lizzy Mercier Descloux."[7]

Davidson was also part of the duo Les Momies de Palerme, along with Xarah Dion.[8] Their LP Brûlez ce coeur was released on Constellation Records in 2010. She has collaborated with various other musicians including Matana Roberts (on her project Coin Coin) and David Kristian, and she was part of the orchestral project Land of Kush.[8]


Solo albums

  • Perte d'identité (2014)[9]
  • Un autre voyage (2015)[10]
  • Adieux au dancefloor (2016)[11]
  • Working Class Woman (2018)


  1. ^ "Marie Davidson discography". RateYourMusic. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Marie Davidson - Album Discography - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  3. ^ Pelly, Jenn (February 5, 2016). ""Retox" Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2017-07-15.
  4. ^ Lester, Paul (22 January 2016). "New band of the week: Essaie Pas (No 87)". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  5. ^ "La new wave et l'electro ont fait leur Riliz Party". Ouest-France (in French). 14 May 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  6. ^ Sherburne, Philip (8 December 2016). "The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2016". Pitchfork. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  7. ^ a b Lozano, Kevin (15 October 2016). "Marie Davidon: Adieux Au Dancefloor Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  8. ^ a b Simpson, Paul. "Artist Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  9. ^ McDermott, Patrick D. (March 26, 2014). "Stream: Marie Davidson, "Perte d'identité"". The FADER. Retrieved 2017-07-15.
  10. ^ James, Matt (April 21, 2015). "Marie Davidson: Un Autre Voyage". PopMatters. Retrieved 2017-07-15.
  11. ^ Darville, Jordan (October 7, 2016). "Why Marie Davidson Made A Cathartic Minimal Dance Record". The Fader. Retrieved 2017-07-15.