Marie Davidson (dark synth, she's been in a few bands but has had a few solo releases)

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Heard a few tracks from her new album, sounds great but I haven't heard anything else.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 16 April 2015 18:34 (three years ago) Permalink

this is phenomenal http://mariedavidson.bandcamp.com/

katherine, Thursday, 16 April 2015 18:39 (three years ago) Permalink

reminds me a little of catscars but lusher

katherine, Thursday, 16 April 2015 18:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Her newest album isn't on her Bandcamp or Soundcloud for some reason. Maybe it's not out yet but it's odd that there's no mention of it those places.

Interview plus clips here
https://youtube.com/watch?v=iwLc4aOPON4

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 16 April 2015 18:54 (three years ago) Permalink

https://youtube.com/watch?v=P9XEN5DZaps

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 16 April 2015 19:07 (three years ago) Permalink

Okay, that's great. Must check out more.

emil.y, Friday, 17 April 2015 13:01 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

The new track is a fucking banger

flopson, Monday, 3 October 2016 23:49 (two years ago) Permalink

[]/(‾~_~)‾\[]

flopson, Monday, 3 October 2016 23:53 (two years ago) Permalink

:-)

esempiu (crüt), Tuesday, 4 October 2016 03:41 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

"Adieux Au Dancefloor" is great. Reminds me of a more accessible Nina Kraviz.

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Saturday, 24 December 2016 19:09 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

the essaie pas album might as well have been custom tailored for me to love

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 16 March 2018 14:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

is this a new one? the last one had some potent horror-techno vibes. perfect for transit

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 16 March 2018 15:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah their new one came out today - it's called 'New Path'

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Friday, 16 March 2018 15:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

damn! gotta hear this

tinnitus the night (Ross), Friday, 16 March 2018 15:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

pitchfork gave it a good review today

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 16 March 2018 15:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oh nice, didn't realise there was a new one coming. She's so awesome.

emil.y, Friday, 16 March 2018 15:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

Haven't really spent much time with Essaie Pas tbh, but the MD solo records I've heard are great.

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Friday, 16 March 2018 15:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

pitchfork gave it a good review today

Got reviewed in the Guardian today as well

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Friday, 16 March 2018 15:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

I love both this and solo even if there is a nagging suspicion that this is just what people who listened to Enigma graduate to once they become cooler

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 16 March 2018 16:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

(this might just be me zinging myself)

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 16 March 2018 16:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

enigma is cool tbh

this EP rules, one of my favs so far this year

tinnitus the night (Ross), Friday, 16 March 2018 16:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

Not really feeling New Path on first listen tbh, compared to Adieux Au Dancefloor it kind of waters down Marie’s personality without adding very much extra. Substance M is cool though, though it’s p much straightforward techno

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Sunday, 18 March 2018 12:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

Un Autre Voyage >>>>>> Adieux Au Dancefloor imo

had (crüt), Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

That's the one I haven't heard tbh

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Sunday, 18 March 2018 14:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

"Complete Brouillé" is fantastic

had (crüt), Thursday, 5 April 2018 00:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

new single, from her upcoming album Working Class Woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmxc7Mc9Yms

crüt, Thursday, 30 August 2018 14:24 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Wasn’t much of a fan of the Essaie Pas record but this new solo album is glorious

Herb Achelors (NickB), Friday, 5 October 2018 19:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Agreed on both counts. The aggressively tongue-in-cheek vibe works really well for her.

Doctor Madame Frances Experimento, LLC", Saturday, 6 October 2018 17:00 (two months ago) Permalink

last one def. had that kraviz vibe vocally, but davidson is less detached and as you say LLC tongue in cheek

montoya (Ross), Saturday, 6 October 2018 17:02 (two months ago) Permalink

BANGER - Love this tune

JLB Credit (Jack BS), Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:23 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh whoops- im on Zing and hadn’t even checked which song was linked to. Assumed it was ‘Work’ which i love love love.

JLB Credit (Jack BS), Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:29 (two months ago) Permalink

"aggressively tongue-in-cheek" is exactly why this works, the music is really good but it's so arrestingly playful too, real "Stock Exchange" vibes

boxedjoy, Monday, 8 October 2018 21:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Fuck me this album is brilliant.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:08 (one month ago) Permalink

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/marie_davidson-working_class_woman

Ross, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:09 (one month ago) Permalink

fuck i meant to post the interview, not the review

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/marie_davidson_critiques_the_club_life_she_once_enjoyed_on_working_class_woman

Ross, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:10 (one month ago) Permalink

one of the best things this year for me - her earlier stuff totally passed me by so had no expectations and got something like DAF meets ballroom house

saw her in Krakow a few days ago also - good, more techno-leaning, but the room felt too busy to dance which was a downer

still wackford after all these squeers (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:33 (one month ago) Permalink

this is a totally fucking awesome album

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 00:49 (one month ago) Permalink

great album. also, she seems like a very bitter & unpleasant person, jeez

crüt, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 15:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Where are you getting that from? The record itself or an interview, because there's nothing in that interview that Ross posted that suggests that.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 15:54 (one month ago) Permalink

can't really hear anything on the record that suggests that either

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 15:55 (one month ago) Permalink

the first track

crüt, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 18:05 (one month ago) Permalink

i mean maybe i'm wrong but it sounds like she's making fun of people who have tried talking to her at gigs

crüt, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 18:09 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah, like i have no doubt she has to put up with a ton of stupid shit from horrible people but that song kinda kills the record for me.

adam, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 18:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Not all of the things quoted in that song sound like they necessarily come from horrible people imo!

crüt, Sunday, 4 November 2018 02:37 (one month ago) Permalink

she's kinda rude ime

flopson, Sunday, 4 November 2018 02:48 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm listening to the instrumental version of the album right now and am enjoying this a lot more

silverfish, Friday, 9 November 2018 16:52 (one month ago) Permalink

I think I will be listening to the instrumental version more as well.

mark e, Saturday, 10 November 2018 12:51 (one month ago) Permalink

i mean maybe i'm wrong but it sounds like she's making fun of people who have tried talking to her at gigs

This feels like a very surface-level interpretation that doesn't even make much sense when you take the whole song into account.

she's kinda rude ime

Sort of feels like the sort of comment that justifies the lyrics in the first place. Isn't the whole point of the record about the problems of maintaining a club centred career/lifestyle while also battling depression and mental health issues? I'm sure that looking rude to random people is an unavoidable part of that.

(It also works if you look at it as an electroclash album 15 years too late!).

Matt DC, Sunday, 11 November 2018 12:52 (one month ago) Permalink

as of right now I prefer the instrumental version and I feel kind of bad about it.

fffv, Monday, 12 November 2018 04:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Sort of feels like the sort of comment that justifies the lyrics in the first place. Isn't the whole point of the record about the problems of maintaining a club centred career/lifestyle while also battling depression and mental health issues? I'm sure that looking rude to random people is an unavoidable part of that.

tbf (to me) we were introduced by mutual friends, and it was ages ago. imo it's fine to be rude as a touring musician, but making a song about being rude to your fans is weird. i've never got all the way through 'Your Biggest Fan' so if the rest of the lyrics are about battling depression and mental health mea culpa but the first few lines sound like she's making fun of people who come up to her and awkwardly say 'hey good set' and try to make small talk

flopson, Monday, 12 November 2018 23:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah she comes off as petulant and self centered in that song. I don’t really see any 2nd degree in it

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 06:33 (one month ago) Permalink

My impression instantly upon hearing the opening track (having read nothing about it prior) was that it's about mansplainers or those who question her ability and place in the world of dance music

monotony, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 06:42 (one month ago) Permalink

imo it's fine to be rude as a touring musician, but making a song about being rude to your fans is weird. i've never got all the way through 'Your Biggest Fan' so if the rest of the lyrics are about battling depression and mental health mea culpa but the first few lines sound like she's making fun of people who come up to her and awkwardly say 'hey good set' and try to make small talk

So now we've established you're tutting and harrumphing about a record you haven't actually listened to, let's look at the lyrics properly. It's pretty obvious the song isn't "about being rude to your fans" - or at least not JUST about that:

What is it about you?
Why are you so strange?

I love your music
Wait, do you play in a band?
Yeah, I-I totally saw you
You kind of remind me of um, you know that umm, umm
Umm, umm ueehhh ueeEH EEEHH [coughs]

Oh what's wrong with you? ([?])
Are you annoyed?
(Oh my god
What are we gonna do?
Where are we gonna go?
[?])

Hey, are you doing a DJ set tonight? ([?])
Oh, I see (No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no)
[?] ([?])

Man, I think she's faking her accent ([?])
I mean, nobody talks like that

(If living life the right way means keeping some sort of control over your emotions, I'm out. Oh yeah. Marie Davidson, what a bitch)

So, frankly, is this album about taking risks?
(She doesn't even know what she wants)
([?])

Oh hi, what's up? (Oh, that guy is actually gay)
I'm sorry I missed your set, I heard it was amazing ( I think she's [?])

Do you have drugs?
Can I help you roll your cables? ([?])

Do you know what's happening? ([?])
Are you coming?
Who are you anyways?
Please come with me, please please come we're going nowhere
([?])

'Cause she's fucked ([?] you're living the dream)

Do you really need to carry around all that gear with you?
My god! (Can you hear my heart beating? Nah, nah, nah)

Are you insane? (Oh, can you hear my ego talking?)
Does that bother you? ([?])
[?] ([?])

Who are you? Mm? Tell me
'Cause I wanna know
Who the fuck are you?

(If you see me in the morning
And it seems like I'm about to cry
It probably means that I've lost it
It's not easy to stay sober
It's not easy to stay sober
No it's not
Don't judge me for my mistakes
No words could explain
How deep is the pain)

The idea that there's no second level or that it's just about taking the piss out of people who talk to you at gigs only makes sense if:

- The bits in bold don't exist
- The whispered interior monologue parts in brackets don't exist
- The people who are talking to her are just nice people who are awkwardly making conversation at gigs (as opposed to people who are being condescending, patronising, creepy, being misogynistic behind her back etc etc)
- The song isn't at least in part about the difficulty of separating those people from the people who are just being a bit awkward, especially when going through periods of bad mental health
- Marie (or the Marie in the song) isn't fully aware that she doesn't exactly come across as a nice person in the song
- There aren't reasons for that that are right there in the lyrics

Matt DC, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Sorry about the question marks, blame Genius.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:48 (one month ago) Permalink

still think this part is bad lyrics

I love your music
Wait, do you play in a band?
Yeah, I-I totally saw you
You kind of remind me of um, you know that umm, umm
Umm, umm ueehhh ueeEH EEEHH

flopson, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:17 (one month ago) Permalink


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