Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed last Thursday. The day we got the unexpected (to me, anyway) news that David would be releasing a new album in March… and a single… A SINGLE … in February. Blew me away.
I knew from Lady V’s tweets that we could maybe, possibly hope for one single song, but a whole album?? Wow.
And for maybe that one single day it was like the old days. When everyone was seeing the David cup half full. We even all seemed to agree (for once) that the album cover was awesome. We had the Matt Clayton we all know and love, we had the lovely Lady V in the mix, and an indie record label to boot.
At least 24 hours of bliss.
Probably about 12 more than I expected, to be honest. And let me tell you, I treasured those 24 hours because I knew that once the initial high wore off, we’d get back to what fans the world over do best … see the sky falling (me included sometimes).
You know what I mean… “Why doesn’t he give us more [new songs/tweets/vlogs]???” … “Why doesn’t he give us less, he’s compromising his artistry???” … “Why doesn’t he stick to ballads???” … “Why doesn’t he stick to pop????” … “Fans need to do more of this: ……….” … “Fans need to stop doing this: …………”
No worries, I’m not judging… seriously, I’m not… I’m fully aware that armchair quarterbacking isn’t reserved for just football… And hey, I love a good debate.
But for now, I’m just really glad I’ve learned to savour that small window of time when David joy prevails … when we get a “haha” that tells us he’s happy … and when we know we’ll soon hear his voice singing something we’ve never heard before… for now, that’s all I need to make me cry tears of sweet joy.
P.S. Just watched Jennifer Hudson sing America the Beautiful before the Super Bowl… love Jennifer but still prefer this version.
Thought Alicia Keys on piano for the anthem was brilliantly understated tho':