Photo of Jon Dunne taken by Sam Dunne

Happy Friday! Today we are premiering two brand new songs from Portland musician, Dobak!

Haven’t heard of Dobak? It’s the new moniker that Jon Dunne (bass in A Sun, A Moon/ex-Grizzly.) is creating and performing his solo music under! If you’ve seen him play a show recently you know that he’s taking more of a groovy singer/songwriter approach with this project, but the elements that everyone loved about his previous and other current musical endeavors are still very present. His vocals continue to be a highlight along with his catchy and creative lyricism–even when we all crack a smile or let a chuckle slip out at shows when he sings the straightforward line, ‘It started out as something that I’d give my left nut for,’ it doesn’t take away from the thought and effort that goes into these hard-hitting tracks.

Read below what Dunne said about his new music:

“Life is and should be a nonstop series of changes & challenges; I think that dealing with struggle is one of the most important things when it comes to growing as a person and keeping some excitement in the day to day. Sometimes changes are good, sometimes they suck. “Left Nut” is something I wrote during one of those sucky times of change, during which I wasn’t really talking to anyone about the things going on in my life and in my head. I’m all for positive actions working towards better mental health, and I’ll be the first to promote the idea of talking things out if for no other reason than to relieve the pressure you’re feeling inside of you, but sometimes that pressure results in something cool. This is that something cool. “Say” is also a song. Welcome to Dobak (:”

Stream “Left Nut” and “Say”:

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Written by Cassie Wilson
Cassie Wilson is the founder of Sick Snaps, and an avid writer. Her favorite artists are constantly changing, but typically include: A Will Away, Knuckle Puck, The Maine, Homesafe, Glacier Veins, Lorde, and Julien Baker. Aside from Sick Snaps, Cassie is also the founder of Half Access, an organization advocating for increased accessibility at concert venues.