Meet the melancholic folk maker ahead of the release of her debut album Yesterday Is Gone.
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Dana Gavanski is currently preparing for the release of her debut album Yesterday Is Gone; her forthcoming ten track melancholic folk opus that, without a painful breakup, would never have come to be.
Gavanski was following in her dad’s footsteps – an award-winning movie producer – and was pursuing a career in film, when her then-partner moved to New York City, leaving behind his guitar.
Knowing only how to play Joan Baez’s ode to Bob Dylan Diamonds And Rust, Gavanski started to teach herself how to play the instrument using a technique book on the Travis Picking method of playing, as made popular by the country and western singer Merle Travis.
Quickly building confidence, the musician began to craft her own songs and in the summer of 2016 set off to Canadian mountain range the Laurentians to assist her father in producing a new horror film, earning enough money to concentrate on music full time for a year.
Film’s loss would be music’s gain, as Dana used her time to write and record her debut EP Spring Demos, which hit the internet in September 2017 and attracted a tidal wave of praise from tastemakers.
The success of the release also attracted the attention of London indie label Full Time Hobby, who then released her debut double A-side single One By One/Do You? last year.
Currently splitting her time between Belgrade and London, Gavanski’s attention is now focussed on the release of her debut Yesterday Is Gone via the label on 27 March 2020.
Three tracks from the album have been released so far, with the standout singles coming in the form of Good Instead Of Bad, a gorgeous self-reflective anthem that reveals something new with every listen, and Catch, which was recently playlisted by BBC 6 Music.
Following the release of her debut album, the musician will head out on tour with her band for select dates across the UK and Europe – including a special London show at The Lexington on Wednesday 15 April 2020 – as she continues her ascension to the pantheon of modern folk performers.
More essential tracks
One By One
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