Sounds of Saving (SoS) has revealed a new installment of their “Song that Found Me At The Right Time” series. Today they share Kate Davis’ take on Daniel Johnston’s “Too Young To Die” along with an intimate chat with Kate where she discusses the importance of music in her own identity and mental well-being and how she has used it to get through periods of grief and hopelessness. For every one person that dies by suicide, 280 people think seriously about suicide but go on to live out their lives. These are untold stories that must be shared. Sounds of Saving announced their partnership with Lifeline in 2019 and they have since been working together on the creation of “Song that Found Me At The Right Time.” Engaging with musicians the series reveals how a song found each artist at the right time, as well as sharing how each artist has managed to cope and even thrive in the face of difficult times and emotional crisis. SoS note they reached out to Davis “because her musical talent and storytelling are both beautiful and raw and touch many themes of mental health while not being overtly confessional.”
Kate Davis co-wrote Sharon Van Etten’s nostalgic indie rock hit “Seventeen,” and last year released her own highly celebrated indie rock debut, Trophy. This past summer she recorded a cover version of Daniel Johnston‘s 1984 album Retired Boxer. This coming January, in collaboration with theHi, How Are You Project, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing open conversations around mental health and well-being, Davis will release Strange Boy, a unique rendering that is named after the eighth song on Johnston’s original masterpiece.