Primavera Sound Barcelona
You have to take club music seriously. Or maybe not. Although it could seem that the thin line that separates catharsis from humour is not really that thin, Marie Davidson’s music says otherwise. Modern empowered poetess, analogical producer and one half of cold wave duo Essaie Pas with her husband. She defines herself better than anybody on one of the tracks of her latest LP: Workaholic Paranoid Bitch. But the irony is implicit, and the Montreal artist is just as happy entertaining her audience with pointillist synths as she is at laughing at them (and with them). Her polyglot spoken-word, French and English, never hesitates to question principles, but you’re never sure if the target is the working class, her more reckless clubber faction, or if she is talking to herself in her own existential complexity, that appear even when the BPMs lose the plot.
Working Class Woman (Ninja Tune, 2018)