Sasha Dawe digs deep and lives in the moment in his new alt-country single Shovelling Hopes And Dreams — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A bittersweet and serendipitous composition that showcases Dawe’s depth as an artist, Shovelling Hopes And Dreams immerses listeners in a country-infused soundscape, creating a tranquil atmosphere with its stripped-back arrangement. Bordering on a ballad, the song’s gentle acoustics and slide guitars provide Dawe with the perfect canvas to display his songwriting prowess.
“This song is about the journey away from home, chasing the infinite that exists within our dreams, hopes, and aspirations,” Dawe says. “It’s about embracing the experience of living while also yearning for the peace of mind that can only be found by taming the fire within.”
Namibian-born Dawe, previously known as David Stars, defies genres with his eclectic style that fuses post-punk folk, shoe-gazing sound, and insightful storytelling. Drawing inspiration from the shoegazing sound of The Whitest Boy Alive and Jeff Tweedy’s sideways sarcasm, Dawe’smusic questions deeply held assumptions while exuding a sublime youthful freedom.
Dawe’s music weaves intricate narratives that connect with the soul, offering a unique perspective on societal observations. As he gears up for the release of his debut album, he has already treated his fans to an enchanting taste of his all-encompassing sound through his first single Baby Blue. Through his introspective and emotive storytelling, Dawe invites his audience to look beyond the surface and find beauty in life’s simpler moments.