How Many Angels?

from Eliminate the Toxins by Mark Davis

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In spite a shift towards fiction and less autobiographical content, historically, my lyric-writing has largely been informed by personal experiences. Foremost amongst those experiences has been the passing of a loved one after suffering from breast cancer. In the song ‘Saved By Radio’ (from Don’t You Think We Should Be Closer?, 2007), I declared, “this’ll be my last mourning song. I think I’m right, but I might be wrong.” More of an incantation than a song, ‘How Many Angels?’ proves that I was wrong.


from Eliminate the Toxins, released June 11, 2011


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Mark Davis Edmonton, Alberta

2012 Polaris Prize nominee Mark Davis "smashes through the barriers that have all but stagnated today’s roots scene” (HeroHill)

"The most underrated Canadian album this year is also the best” (Michael Barclay, Radio Free Canuckistan)

“(Davis’) inscrutability deepens with these new songs. Grandiose...blissful and hypnotic... heartbreaking.” (Exclaim)
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