The Workday Release is a songwriting project created by musician David Ottestad. Since 2009, Ottestad has released six records consisting of various production and genre styles.
Speaking of The Workday Release, Ottestad says, "It's not a name I wear. I've come to think of it more as a safe place for me to process life through songwriting and connect with people who see pieces of their story reflected in the music. That's what I love most. I'm passionate about writing honest lyrics about love, loss, faith, doubt, suffering, persistence, hope and bravery. I think a lot about these things and I love hearing how the people who are listening experience each in their own lives. I've never been the artist who wants to stand at a distance from his audience. I want to know well the people listening and be known well by them.”