Listen : Marie Davidson – ‘Work It’ Taken From “Working Class Woman” Out On Ninja Tune 05th October+Tour Dates

Marie Davidson’s new album turns the mirror on herself. “Working Class Woman” – released on 5th October on Ninja Tune – is the Montreal-based producer’s fourth and most self-reflective record: it’s a document of her state of mind, of operating within the spheres of dance music and club culture. Drawing on those experiences, as well as an array of writers, thinkers and filmmakers who’ve influenced her, Davidson’s response to such difficult moments is to explore her own reaction to them and poke fun. “It comes from my brain, through my own experiences: the suffering and the humour, the fun and the darkness to be Marie Davidson.” It’s an honest document of where she currently stands. As she puts it, “It’s an egotistical album – and I’m okay with that.

The sound of “Working Class Woman” is more direct than any of her previous outings. She still mines the same influences, from Italo Disco, to proto-industrial and electro, but leadens them with a gut-punching weight, making for a record that’s more visceral than any she’s released before. Industrial heaviness is balanced by Davidson’s spoken text – rather than spoken word, which she sees as a distinct tradition – dark, textured soundscapes are counterweighted by statements that carry a more darkly humourous edge than before, making observations on both aspects of club culture as well as more oblique critiques of the modern world. It’s something that’s encapsulated in the driving momentum of lead single ‘So Right’, released today alongside a remix from John Talabot: it matches pared back lyrics with a melodic bassline and bright synths, her words sketching out a euphoric feeling that chimes with the music.

1. Your Biggest Fan
2. Work It
3. The Psychologist
4. Lara
5. Day Dreaming
6. The Tunnel
7. Workaholic Paranoid Bitch
8. So Right
9. Burn Me
10. La chambre intérieure

Tour dates:
21.09.18 – Montreal, QC – Red Bull Music Festival
04.10.18 – London, GB – Electrowerkz
05.10.18 – Berlin, DE – RBMF @ Prince Charles
12.10.18 – Barcelona, ES – Nitsa
13.10.18 – Krakow, PL – Unsound Festival
19.10.18 – Antwerp, BE – Trix
20.10.18 – Brussels, BE – Le Brass
25.10.18 – Tromso, NO – Insomnia Festival
27.10.18 – Amsterdam, NL – De School
31.10.18 – Paris, FR – Le Petit Bain
01.11.18 – Nantes, FR – SOY Festival
02.11.18 – Bergen, NO – Ekko Festival
09.11.18 – Lisbon, PT – Lux Frágil
10.11.18 – Manchester, GB – Mayfield Depot
16.11.18 – Bristol, GB – Colston Hall