Godwin began playing music by ear at the age of 5. He cites as main artistic influences the music of greats such as Prince, the Pet Shop Boys, Trent Reznor, Moby, and M8. Currently hailing from the musical hotbed of the Washington, DC area, he has been writing and performing his music for more than a decade. His considerable repertoire includes four full-length records, three extended-play releases, and a long, storied list of singles and demo tracks. He has been nominated for the Washington, DC Area Music Association's WAMMIE Award more than 20 times, and has walked away with it twice in the electronica music category.
Upon being asked directly about the connotation his record may hold for his legion of fans, Godwin comments both candidly and concisely.
“This album was inspired by what goes on at gay bath houses,” he writes.
With song titles such as “God Damn You're Beautiful,” “Boy Seventeen,” and “Glamor & Damage,” it's clear that much verve and sensuality pulses in the veins of this passionate album, but it isn't all devil-may-care romance. Tracks such as “It's About Your Soul” and the delicately toned “Got a Lot of Static” imply even more complex, mature themes. It is worth noting that while Godwin's record may be suggestive, it isn't crass at any point – the black flag of the “Parental Advisory, Explicit Lyrics” label is appropriately absent.
Godwin was originally signed to the San Francisco label, INgrooves, in 2003, where he joined the family that included Tina Turner, Thievery Corporation, The Crystal Method, Jimmy Buffet, Jody Whatley, Paul Oakenfold and Dolly Parton. His live performances commenced in June 2004, since which time he has entertained nearly 300,000 fans. During his time leading the popular digital act, Delphinium Blue, Godwin opened for Crystal Waters, Ultra Nate, Ari Gold, and Sophie B. Hawkins.
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