NOW YOU KNOW DAVY - WORDS ON HIS NEW EP 'BLUE MOON' [NEW PROJECT]
Dive into the mesmerizing world of Davy with his brand new EP 'Blue Moon'. Gripping you from the start and refusing to let go, 'Blue Moon' transports you to a different time and space with something unexpected around every corner. Questioning everything he knows and reflecting on present life, introspective bars are crafted into an addictively digestible sound. With unique production molded to Davy's creative song structure, infectious vocals and mesmerizing narration transport you to a different world, one ruled by Davy. With how many boundaries are broken on this EP it's unbelievable how cohesive it is. Wanting to find out more we had Davy elaborate on several topics which he wasted no time showing just how much thought and precision is behind everything he does. Insightful and real, don't miss the chance to get to know one of Canada's bright new artists.
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"That meaning in life & art is hard to decipher. You can control what you take away from anything consumed. You can manifest whatever you want to be over time...
The real challenge in this life is being at peace with the present." - Davy
1) Early life? (Hometown / Growing up / How things transitioned to where we are now)
"I’ve lived in Toronto (near the Don Valley) my whole life up until a few months ago. There was always opportunity if I sought it - endless demand for new ideas; but the ramp upwards is steep and long. Ascending without playing this twisted game is virtually impossible. Over-saturation without cooperation has driven unsigned artists into their caves, even though this makes them weaker than alliance. I’ve fought against this soloism my whole life, as an artist and as the bsmnt, but the atmosphere is still beyond my control. Whenever I drive back into the city it feels like I’m returning to Gotham. To be honest, it doesn’t feel that crazy until you travel and compare to the other ways of life on our planet. There are infinite hidden secrets in the city that no one from outside will ever understand, but it’s still microscopic in comparison to everywhere on Earth. Whenever I change locations I awake in a completely different way. Toronto is my home and I love it, but I’ve been down every street, every TTC station. Now that my real life is starting, I jus wanna explore..."
2) Drug influences?
"Listening to my music is like doing drugs. I like to overwhelm, distort, glitch, impair... mess with your brain. Production-wise, the sound I go for is inspired by the idea of a certain feeling trickling, flowing, then flooding into a climax. The pure clarity that chemicals can give us is what I aim to channel via my music; Blue Moon is a psychedelic experience whether high or sober! (to all my druggies reading this, stay safe, but more importantly listen to this project when you’re in ze clouds (it’s crazy).
[p.s no ego-death yet]"
3) Unique song structures?
"I have a love / hate relationship with loops. They’re the basis of everything, comforting & bland at the same time. While I build smaller sections repetitively, I try to have each song end in different place than it started. Each track is a trip. Pattern is really useful when I want to drive something home, but unpredictability & unique glitches in sequence is what makes a song worth remembering. I tend to have two parts on each track because they’re exploring the duality between either being or not being."
4) What have you been listening to while working on this project?
"A lot of trap + really weird electronic music. Type Beats. Math rock. Unique vocal performances. Interstellar’s soundtrack. Overall, my biggest inspirations are the people I record and work with. I got rappers surrounding me in real life, those are the people I’m usually comparing my bars to. Sonically, I hold myself in comparison to my idols: Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Drake. My Spotify has playlists of my favorite songs by other artists I think everyone could enjoy, you should check them out."
5) What is the biggest problem you overcame while working on this project?
"The pain. I write a lot of stuff I can’t record, I record a lot of stuff I can’t mix, and I mix a lot of stuff I can’t release. I have to listen, amass, and polish so much emotion that I have to surrender my sleep and daytime into deconstructions and rebuilding my own messes. Zooming out is impossible when you’re being meticulous, so sometimes I’ll be listening to sections of the same 2 minute clip endlessly for hours. It’s hard."
6) What is something you hope people take away from this project?
"That meaning in life & art is hard to decipher. You can control what you take away from anything consumed. You can manifest whatever you want to be over time . . . the real challenge in this life is being at peace with the present."
7) Concept behind 'Blue Moon'?
"Blue Moon” has stuck with me since high school. Blue is how I describe myself. I feel more myself at night instead of day. Also, Blue = Dude, Moon = Alone. I’ve realized now it symbolizes the time when my life’s path will align with my goals in an irreversible way. I’ve recorded hundreds of songs ironically based around the idea of change... my lyrics are based around situations, goals, experiences that’ve summed to me, not all of it light (most of it not light). By releasing Blue Moon, the shadow I’ve allowed to loom over my entire life disappears. With both new and old people in my life, I want to move onto the next chapter of our story together. The past is doing me less and less favors; a new decade is on the horizon."
8) What made you choose to have no features on the project?
"If there were features it would corrupt the atmosphere and I wouldn’t be controlling the vibe. I LOVE COLLABORATION. but this is my life and I’m the only one who’s felt it. I had songs with other people’s voices on that I thought would be on the tape, then time passed and we broke apart .. probably why I waited."
9) What can we expect from Davy in the near future?
"Darker music & art. I’m writing this the day before my EP drops on November 9th. Up until now I’ve been spending most of my time outside, but that’s about to change. There’s less light, less nature and it’s a lot colder. I’ve left home behind, alongside everything holding me back. I have more time than ever, daily access to a studio, and 100 markers. 2020 is when the next phase will begin."