Marie Davidson’s music dives deep into her internal psyche. Her 2018 album, "Working Class Woman," drew on the influence of her assorted musical heroes, an array of important thinkers, and her recent experiences as an artist. Raised in Montréal, she had classical training for several years, while her other early influences included Nirvana, hip-hop, and R&B: the sounds which were taking root in the ‘90s.
Soon after, she found herself in the city’s then-flourishing DIY scene, where she collaborated with several other musicians including her now-husband Pierre Guerineau. The pair now record together as Essaie Pas, releasing two albums thus far for DFA. She also worked with Xarah Dion as Les Momies De Palerme, whose ambient-influenced record, “Brûlez Ce Coeur,” was released on iconic Montréal label Constellation (also home to Godspeed! You Black Emperor) in 2012.
Her work features textured atmospheres, spoken text, and a melange of influences including Italo disco, proto-industrial, and electro. "Renegade Breakdown," the first album from Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu, will be released on September 25, 2020.