As Donovan honed the songs that would become the eponymous album Sun King Warriors, he sought musicians who fit his vision and shared his spirit. Guitarist Kevin McDonald, multi-instrumentalist Dan Murphy, and bassist Kent Tonkin were added, as were three percussionists/drummers: Bryan Fazio, Joe Marini and Harry Pepper.
The critically acclaimed debut record, released in 2016, made the Billboard Americana charts and earned airplay on over 100 radio stations in the US and Canada.
The title is a reaction to society’s increasing acceptance and use of half-truths, misinformation, and smokescreens in lieu of honesty. We See Through It is a statement of purpose, a belief that people of good will and true hearts will not accept being lied to or manipulated.