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"We get the feeling people are struggling to categorise musicians like Jake Davidson, otherwise known as Two Suns...take your pick from folktronica, indietronica, nu-gaze to mention just a few. The simple fact is that it's a case of singer/songwriters utilising the tools that are available to them. And in Davidson's case, those tools are utilised well."
---Bowlegs Music Review---
---The Devil Has the Best Tuna---
"Two Suns is singer/songwriter Jake Davidson who has taken his gentle tunes out of the coffeehouse-folk abyss and into the CMJ approved pop arena with his acoustic guitar working within a synthetic but sparse framework."
"Self-Addressed is six songs worth of ethereal electro-pop. Davidson produces pillowy layers of whitewash to the music, particularly to his voice, which is used as much of instrument as it is a traditional lead vocal performance."
Two Suns, the solo project of Jake Davidson, has been writing and recording his dreamy mix of laptop electronica and live instrumentation since late 2010. The name Two Suns is derived from the fact that Davidson is the father of two young sons, and it is these loving, familial (wife and sons) relationships that serve as inspiration for the majority of Davidson’s songwriting.
With a varied musical background, ranging from playing gospel bluegrass on upright bass to fronting a black metal band, Davidson embodies the true eclectic nature of today’s musician. Although bass guitar is his instrument of choice, Davidson has worked to improve his facility as a multi-instrumentalist. This development has led to flashiness and note flurries being set aside in favor of song progression and substance. That substance has been the foundation for the Two Suns project.
March 2011 saw the release of Two Suns’ self-titled debut EP. This five song collection was met with a considerable amount of online attention considering its bedroom project beginnings and independent release. Now, four months later Davidson returns with a six song EP entitled Self-Addressed. In this release, Two Suns finds more consistency of style and a deeper development of identity. Sometimes labeled Nu-Gaze or Indietronica, Two Suns subscribes to the simple notion that you should “make the music you want to hear” regardless of labels. So sit back and relax as this mix of electronic, driving beats and melodic song structure invites you to enjoy a laidback psychedelic experience.
released 23 August 2011