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California Folk Rock Artist Colby Davidson recently released his latest single, “Capture The Wind” on Friday, Sep. 20, 2019 with an accompanying music video.
“‘Capture The Wind’ was written during a time I was feeling pretty alone,” Davidson explains. “I really wanted to get back with my ex, but she wasn’t having it, understandably so because I later realized I wasn’t the best boyfriend to her when we dated. So being alone, I romanticized the past heavily. I tried to talk with her, but it wasn’t going anywhere, so this was me saying the balls in your court; you send the first message. I think I wanted to say it in a song and have her hear it. I like to do that, to speak to people through my songs. It’s kind of fun and messed up in a way because it’s a one-sided conversation. I learned that from Dylan.”
Davidson grew up in the idyllic sand and surf city of Santa Cruz, CA. “Santa Cruz is basically mountains and forest and then beach,” he explains. “There’s no in-between. We lived in the forest and that influenced my music, too, in the sense of folk.” Meanwhile, family dynamics certainly played a role in his initially turning to songs and songwriting for solace. Davidson is as unflinchingly honest and soul-bearing about the subject as the songs he sings. “There’s a weird dynamic between me and my father,” he confesses. “My father would quiz me on music and showed me so much of it. He really got me into music.” Later, his father entered a deep depression and darkness and for a period left the family. Yet despite the personal tumult, Davidson says the tough times contribute to the music.
“I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for the things my family and I went through.”