Stop, and Breathe
May 1st, 2020
Davnak’s first EP, “Breath” attempts to embody the chaos and confusion of life; while expressing the importance of mindfulness. With the OP-Z as the brains, “Breath” combines atmospheric arpeggios, tremulous textures, and melancholy melodies that encourages one to contemplate the eternal aspects of life. Regardless of how out of control things may feel, allow space to reflect and take a deep breath.
Giving Back In Times Of Hardship
Around mid March 2020 I was laid off from my job (due to COVID-19) as an audio tech. I also had all of my upcoming performances canceled or postponed indefinitely. I was honestly really concerned. I had never been unemployed before, I just moved to a new city (an expensive one at that), and I didn’t really have any connections here in Seattle.
It was during this time that I wrote most of the music for "Breath." Worry does little good to solve problems. I had to learn that no matter how out of control things may feel, I must allow space to reflect and take a deep breath. This EP was the result of that space.
A friend of mine from Florida reached out to me and told me about an organization called Artist Relief Tree that was raising money and distributing it to creatives and musicians. I applied for aid and a few weeks later I received some money that helped us push through.
Fast forward to late April, I got my job back and things were a lot more stable. With that being the case, I wanted to give back to those who were not as fortunate.
So, for this release, I decided to donate all Bandcamp earnings between May 1st and May 15th to Artist Relief Tree. I set the EP to “pay what you want” during that period and matched all contributions that came in for the EP throughout those two weeks.