Marie Davidson began her musical journey as a child with the violin and classical training. At the age of 19, she was propelled into the independent scene of her native Montréal, performing with several groups and exploring new sounds. With Xarah Dion, she formed the experimental duo Les Momies de Palerme, which released an album on the legendary Constellation label a few years later. At that time, Marie gravitates around the universe of the DIY art space La Brique, where she learned the ropes. There, she met Pierre Guerineau, her current husband; together, they formed the Essaie pas duo with which they produced several releases, including two albums under the DFA label.
At the same time, she joined forces with David Kristian to form DKMD, who introduced her to sequencers and production. This was the catalyst that led her to perform solo and, in 2012, to self-release her eponymous debut EP, later re-issued by Holodeck. A series of albums followed, starting with Perte d’identité in 2014, Un Autre Voyage in 2015, and Adieux Au Dancefloor on Cititrax in 2016. In 2018, she signed to Ninja Tune and released the highly acclaimed Working Class Woman, elevating her forefront of the electronic music scene. The album made it to the Polaris Shortlist and even to the Grammys with Soulwax’s nomination for the remix of her dance hit, Work It.
Disenchanted by the club scene and exhausted by the isolation and the frantic pace of touring, at the end of 2019, she began a more personal and introspective work which would lead to the creation of the group Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu. The band releases Renegade Breakdown in 2020, a collection of songs with hybrid arrangements that blur stylistic standards and allow Davidson to assert her versatility and highlight her talents in both writing and performance.
During the winter of 2021, Davidson composed the music for Jump Cut # 2, an audiovisual experience designed in collaboration with choreographer Dana Gingras and video artist Sabrina Ratté. The work, co-commissioned by the CTM festival in Berlin and Ciné Qua Non Media, had its world premiere at MUTEK Barcelona x Buenos Aires’ digital edition.