Iowa Folk Songwriter DAVIS JOHN PATTON Shares the Contemplative New Single

February 4, 2022 BY Jason Currell

Today, Iowa-born singer-songwriter and producer Davis John Patton returns with his signature brand of contemplative folk music on new single “If/Then.” Soft guitar patterns ease into Patton’s warm, husky vocals. Angelic harmonies add to the otherworldly nature of his songwriting.

Davis explains, “If/Then is the love song in response to all my existential ponderings.  Amidst so much uncertainty and questions, this song essentially says: whatever comes… whether it be life, death, hopelessness, or joy… I’ll be with you.”

“If/Then” serves as the follow-up to Patton’s latest EP, Songs From Davis, where Davis beautifully explores his roots by meditating on touchstones of his past.

Listen to “If/Then” on digital retailers HERE

The music of Davis John Patton often resembles the feeling of discovering, dusting off, and opening up an old photo album. You’ll invariably experience a rush of memories only to be inspired to keep living and making more. He takes all of those emotions and commutes them into handcrafted, yet layered and textured folk.

As much as you’ll watch his story unfold, Davis is really here to help you tell your story. After amassing millions of streams and media praise from the likes of American Songwriter, Atwood Magazine, Paste, and Iowa Public Radio the Iowa-born singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer encourages you to not just think but to also feel out loud.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Davis found himself drawn to music at a young age. Mom enrolled him in piano lessons during first grade. Three years later, he picked up a 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. Davis encourages listeners to not just think, but to also feel out loud on the 2021 collection Songs From Davis.


“Artist of the Month” –Iowa Public Radio

“…delicate instrumentation carries his vocals down a stream of consciousness.” – American Songwriter

“Patton weaves together a heartwarming ambiance that shimmers with inspiration and hope.” – Atwood Magazine

“The warm tone from the vocal makes the whole style feel familiar. Even if you’ve never heard Patton before, his style feels like an old friend.” – Ear to the Ground Music

“His music brings together unique, gentle instrumentation and graceful melodies similar to artists like Bon Iver, Novo Amor, and Sufjan Stevens…” –Paste Magazine

Download “If/Then” Artwork Here