DANA GAVANSKI

Photo Credit: Marija Strajnic

Photo Credit: Marija Strajnic

For Immediate Release: April 3, 2019

Dana Gavanski is a rising Canadian singer-songwriter. In 2017, she released her debut Spring Demos EP via Fox Food Records, which captivated writers at Gold Flake Paint, The 405, The Line of Best Fit, and more, and she has since returned with "One By One" -- the A-side to a new 7" -- out April 26 on UK label Full Time Hobby. The song was written "as a tender embrace of the feeling of being alone in the world, and moving on with it," she says. "[It's about] the dark interiors of the mind, and remembering to open the windows." The 405 praises the song's "quiet brilliance" of which "Gavanski's talent radiates." 

In the video for "One By One", Gavanski wanders, peacefully, around a snowy landscape (Toronto’s west-end and waterfront) in a deep red coat and scarf. Director Adrienne McLaren writes, "During our first video meeting, Dana expressed a few feelings she wanted to incorporate [sic], and the one that stuck out the most was the theme of how small she/people are in relation to things, structures landscapes. The 'One By One' music video illustrates one's sensation of isolation in the world."

Gavanski was born in Vancouver to a Serbian family, but she eventually relocated to Montreal to attend university. She planned to pursue a career in film, but her focus shifted back to music when her ex-partner moved to NYC and left her his guitar. She is now based in Toronto. 

Gavanski is hard at work on her debut full length, to be released later this year with UK label Full Time Hobby. The "One By One" / "Do You?" 7" will be released on Full Time Hobby on April 26 (pre-order). It was produced by Mike Lindsay (Tunng, LUMP), who says, "Dana is the real deal. Effortless songwriting with a voice that wraps you up in a vintage blanket that holds stories of the past, present, and future." For advanced listens and media inquiries, please reach out to Caitlin Pasko at Drunken Piano.

Frankly stunning.
— For The Rabbits
A striking meld of intimacy and elegance.
— Various Small Flames
[Gavanski’s] talent radiates out of the quiet brilliance of ‘One by One’.
— The 405
With Dana Gavanski’s voice [sic] comes the sense of deep contentment and peace.
— Gold Flake Paint

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