Des Moines Songwriter Davis John Patton Shares “The Oceans” + Preps New EP Out 11/19
October 8, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Today, Iowa-born singer-songwriter and producer Davis John Patton shares another taste of his forthcoming EP, Songs From Davis, with new single “The Oceans.” The song looks for answers to complicated questions as Patton grapples with existentialism and his place in the world.
“What authority is yours?”. Says Patton, “It’s just riding out the hurricane. 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.”
“The Oceans” is one of Patton’s most introspective songs yet and joins “Rosewood” and “Eason” on Songs For Davis, out November 19th via Nettwerk Records.
Listen to “The Oceans” on digital retailers HERE.
Davis’s music often resembles the feeling of discovering, dusting off, and opening up an old photo album. He takes all of those emotions and commutes them into handcrafted, yet layered and textured folk.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Davis found himself drawn to music at a young age. His mom enrolled him in piano lessons during first grade. Three years later, he picked up guitar. In between choir at church and school, he discovered Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago and embraced acoustic folk. As a college student, Davis introduced himself on the 2018 independent EP, Forest Park, followed by his 2019 Nettwerk debut EP From The Garden and 2020’s Poetry EP. After amassing millions of streams and receiving acclaim from American Songwriter, Atwood Magazine, Paste Magazine, and more, Davis encourages listeners to not just think, but to also feel out loud on Songs From Davis.