Ep. 101: Drew Danburry and I Write a Song About Being Parents


For this episode, I meet up with an old friend of mine, Drew Danburry. Drew has been playing music for nearly 20 years as a DIY solo indie folk artist, playing over 800 shows around the world and recording dozens of albums. His latest release is the excellent EP, Pallid Boy & Spindling Girl. Here’s the video for my favorite track called, “Mediocrity.”

Some of Drew’s past releases are side projects, many of which being collaborations with other artists. One project Drew and I worked on together back in 2010 was called “Reliving the 90s,” where musicians from the Provo, Utah area covered songs from the 90s. Drew’s song was a fun take on the Vengaboys classic “Boom Boom Boom.”

My band at the time, Adding Machines, recorded a version of Weezer’s Across the Sea, which Drew sang harmony vocals on. See the rest of the videos on Youtube.

Drew and I later collaborated on a song for his 2014 album “70 Love Songs” as part of his “For all the Girls” project.

This time, Drew and I are collaborating yet again on a song for this podcast. We starting with writing a song about sleep, which sort of morphed into being a song about the joys and pains of being a parent. It’s called “Goldie (for Dave and Cami).”

Here’s the song by itself:

 Lyrics:

Little hands, little cough
What is this love?
So much pain, so much joy
We can avoid

Closed eyes, the darkness rises from the grave
Breath deep the feeling reaches up from the past
Stare straight til it goes away

Boats drifting current strong,
Peace in our minds
Gains balanced, ego crushed
However it falls

Closed eyes, the darkness rises from the grave
Breath deep the feeling reaches up from the past
Stare straight til it goes away

Credits:

Drew Danburry – Vocals, Electric Guitars, Drums, Shaker, Tamborine
Jake Haws – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizers, Organ

Recorded and Mixed at Jake’s House in Springville, Utah.