Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Situated comfortably between the moody days of Coldplay and a less gloomy Fiona Apple, Davis and her band have been beatin' the down doors of the international music scene with a their unique sound coined "jazz-inspired melodic pop".

Biography


Although she's enjoyed international success as a major-label songwriter, it wasn't until recently that 26-year-old Cindy Davis decided to record a collection of her jazz-inspired melodic pop. The resulting album, A Year or More, was written and recorded in her Victoria, BC home, and showcases Davis' talent as one of Canada's most impressive singer-songwriters. Think what would happen if the mood and atmosphere of early Coldplay collided with a less-gloomy Fiona Apple, and you'll get the feel of what Davis has on display here: nuanced and intimate arrangements built around well-crafted melodies and inviting vocals. Put simply, she writes the kind of songs you'll wake up singing.

It's no wonder Davis' gift for songwriting is as well-honed as it appears on A Year or More. She's been writing music since she was 7. "It's always been a bittersweet mixture of sweat and inspiration," she says of the songwriting process. "I wanted to make an album that reflected that struggle; something that sounded easy, but still complicated." It's not long into your first listen to Davis that you'll realize songwriting is simply part of her nature.

And it's that nature that leads Davis to approach the day-to-day with as much care and attention as she pours into songs dealing with issues half a world away. It's this balance between the deeply personal and the wider picture that makes her work so accessible; she's as easy to relate to as she is inspiring. And for a girl who loves good wine, good food and the time to be still as much as anyone, we'd agree it's about time her music made it to a wider audience.

Lyrics

Clumsy

Written By: Cindy Davis

Clumsy little me,
I always let you down
I never have the sense enough to keep my mouth shut
I always let you down
I'm falling past the line now
oh I do it every time
I say what I don't mean
my real intent's unseen
I do it every time
oh I've let you down
now you can let me drown here in my own shameful tears
you can let me go
but I hope you know my risk is betting that you'll let me stay

clumsy little words
they always fall away
and I'm left just standing there
you think you think that I don't care
but honey that's not true
and I know just what you'll do
oh you'll look at me sadly
as I try to compensate for the words that I just ate
I'm feeling so badly
oh I've let you down
now you can let me drown here in my own shameful tears
you can let me go
but I hope you know my risk is betting that you'll let me stay

I fumble and I fall with no sense
I laugh and cry in every sentence
please listen now to words I have to say
and I know that it's just me I'm trying to make us both happy
I'm failing when tongues are tied and hearts are far away

clumsy little me
I alway let you down
I never have the sense enough
to keep my mouth shut
I always let you down
I always let you down
I always let you down
I always let you down
I always let you down
I always let me down

A Year or More

Written By: Cindy Davis

Would you understand me,
If I say it again?
I could whisper dearly
or yell it right through your skin.
But nothin seems to leave a mark.
Your eyes are growin strangely dark,
They wont look at me.

(Chorus)
So I don't know just where you are,
You gave it all but just to go so far.
I could buy from you another year or more,
But where's the sense in that?

We spent our time unwinding,
The thoughts in your mind
I can think of many other ways
To have quality time.
Oh, but I never minded it
I thought that it would benefit
You're still miles from me

(Chorus)
I don't know just where you are
You gave it all but just to go so far
I could buy from you another year or more,
But where's the sense in that?

(Bridge)
Where was I...inside that night?
I waited for an opening
Was it to soon? It's you this time
Oh the answers to your questions are not leaving them behind.

(Chorus)
I don't know just where you are
You gave it all but just to go so far
I could buy from you another year or more,
But where's the sense in that,
Where's the sense in that,
Where's the sense in that.

Set List

Nobody - A Year or More
Where Am I - A Year or More
When I try - A Year or More
Clumsy - A Year or More
Too Late - A Year or More
It Ain't Me Babe - Cover, Bob Dylan
Weather - A Year or More
Baby - A Year or More
I Don't Know - Cindy Davis, Unreleased
A Year or More - A Year or More
Hometown Glory - Adele, Cover
Philosophy - A Year or More
I Figure - B-sides, Cindy Davis, Unreleased
We All Live and We Die - New Material, Unreleased
A Little - New Material, Unreleased
Brighter than the Sun - New Material, Unreleased
One More Question - New Material, Unreleased

A typical set would last anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on the particular show and venue.