Survival Instinct: the Evilution of the Pack

Hi, my name is Justin Varnes. I'm a drummer, a father, and a newly-inspired composer. A few years ago, while I was watching several tragic events unfold in the news over a short amount of time, I asked myself the same question we all asked ourselves - Why? Why are these things happening? So I spent the last few years searching for some way to answer that question, and then a way to respond with action.

As a musician, I felt the best way to respond was through composition. And as a white, heterosexual male, I felt it was important for me to show support for communities who not only look and act differently than me, but who have suffered at the hands of people who look exactly like me. 

Our appearance, faith, sexuality, gender, nationality, and many other facets of our individuality are being used to harm each other; sometimes through physical violence, but often through much more subtle yet equally painful ways. Your help in launching this recording will show support for EVERY person - regardless of whether they look like you, believe what you believe, or feel the way you feel. And that support is something we ALL need at times.

*This recording is not for profit. Any extra funds raised from music sales will go to Amnesty International to further Human Rights education.


  • J.R. Atkins 
    • $25 
    • 5 mos


Justin Varnes 
Duluth, GA
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