Davis John Patton has a new EP entitled ‘Songs from Davis‘ (a follow up to his 2020 release ‘From the Garden’) – from which ‘The Oceans‘ is taken. It see’s the Iowan singer-songwriter get back to his musical roots prompted by the Global Pandemic. A trip to his folks’ place galvanized his writing process: “My parents were selling the house I grew up in. It had been 20 years, so there was a lot of emotion. One literal artefact of inspiration triggered my creativity. I was scrolling through old photos and looking at prints from the pharmacy back in the day. There was this artsy picture of me jumping in a pile of leaves from the year 2000. My first thought was, ‘That’d be a cool album cover’. All of the ideas I’d been writing about existence suddenly made sense.”
Of ‘The Oceans‘ Davis told us that he’d been thinking about the big questions – life, death, what happens before the latter and that’s reflected in the song: “The lyrics stick out with these scary images of a roaring ocean and thundering storm. It’s such a dark, weighty question. You’re faced with the realization you’re not the strongest person here or the greatest authority in the whole universe.”
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