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M83: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

M83: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of M83. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about M83. Enjoy the journey!

Origin: Antibes, France

Genres: Synth-pop – Shoegaze – Dream pop – Post-rock – Ambient – Electronic rock

Members:  Anthony Gonzalez – Loïc Maurin – Kaela Sinclair – Joe Berry – Jordan Lawlor

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Early Start

  • Originally from Antibes, France, Anthony Gerard Gonzalez grew up with his brother Yann.
  • Gonzalez had trials with AS Cannes and his maternal grandfather was Laurent Robuschi.
  • His family was passionate about football.
  • When he was 14 years old, he got injured and turned to music instead after his parents bought him a guitar.
  • During secondary school, Gonzalez developed an interest in American culture and music.
  • My Violent Wish is a post-rock outfit he formed with Fromageau.

 

 

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Career Journey

  • 2001: M83 launched its self-titled debut album recorded on an 8-track while Gonzalez was still in college.
  • 2003: M83’s second album Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts was launched where it gained widespread critical acclaim.
  • 2005: M83 remixed “The Pioneers” by Bloc Party, which was also included on Bloc Party’s remix album Silent Alarm Remixed and they also remixed Placebo’s “Protège-Moi”, Goldfrapp’s “Black Cherry”, Depeche Mode’s “Suffer Well”, Van She’s “Kelly”, and The Bumblebeez’s “Vila Attack”.
  • 2007: Digital Shades Vol. 1, came out.
  • 2008: Saturdays = Youth was M83’s fifth studio album, which was launched this year.
  • 2009: Fromageau left the band and Gonzalez later formed the band Team Ghost.
  • 2010: The score of French director Gilles Marchand’s film Black Heaven was created by M83, which spawned two new songs called “Black Hole” and “Marion’s Theme”, along with five tracks from his back catalog.
  • 2011: The breakthrough single “Midnight City”, the first from Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, was launched for streaming and free download on the band’s official website.
  • 2012: The duo composed the soundtrack for the 2013 movie Oblivion, directed by Joseph Kosinski and starring Tom Cruise.
  • 2015: M83 collaborated with indie pop group Haim for the song “Holes in the Sky” from The Divergent Series: Insurgent soundtrack
  • 2016: M83’s seventh studio album Junk came out together with its lead single, “Do It, Try It”.
  • 2019: M83’s eighth studio album, DSVII (standing for Digital Shades, Vol. II). It was made available to the public.
  • 2021: They re-launched Hurry Up We’re Dreaming for its 10th anniversary.

 

 

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Awards & Recognition

  • PLUG Awards (1 award out of 2 nominations)
  • Rober Awards Music Prize (1 award out of 2 nominations)
  • UK Music Video Awards (2 nominations)
  • Grammy Awards nomination
  • won Sweden GAFFA Awards

 

 

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Fun Facts & Trivia

  • Anthony Gonzalez’s family had a great interest in football and Gonzalez had trials with AS Cannes.
  • At the age of 14, Anthony Gonzalez got injured and turned to music instead after his parents bought him a guitar.
  • Together with Fromageau,  Anthony Gonzalez formed a post-rock outfit called My Violent Wish.

 

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Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from M83:

Midnight City

Length: 4:03

Release: 2011

Opening Lyrics:

Waiting in the car
Waiting for the ride in the dark
At night the city grows
Look at the horizon glow
Waiting in the car
Waiting for the ride in the dark
Drinking in the lounge
Following the neon signs
Waiting for a word
Looking at the milky skyline
The city is my church
It wraps me in its blinding twilight
Waiting in the car
Waiting for the ride in the dark
Waiting in the car
Waiting for the ride in the dark
Waiting in the car
Waiting for the ride in the dark
Waiting in the car
Waiting for the ride in the dark
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More Songs to Listen to:

M83: Top 5 Songs

 

 

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