I’m sitting here on the edge of my seat waiting for something magical to happen. No, not a David Archuleta moment. Not this time.
Aurora borealis, the Northern Lights, are supposed to be visible in our night sky tonight and tomorrow night. Normally the “dancing red and green curtains of light,” as my news station called them, can only be seen up north. But apparently two solar storms are pushing the aurora borealis our way.
What causes this phenomenon? The solar wind launched by the sun contains clouds of plasma, full of particles that include electrons and positive ions. When they reach the Earth, they interact with the Earth’s magnetic field, activating oxygen and nitrogen in the Earth’s upper atmosphere.
Electrons and positive ions … now that does sound like David.
I’ve actually compared David to the Northern Lights in several posts. His voice has always seemed a force of nature to me — and the awe-inspiring power of these shimmering, morphing blazes of light such a perfect metaphor for David’s mercurial, enigmatic talent.
When I saw that David had a brand new song called “Northern Lights” registered on ASCAP, it felt so perfect to me. Without even hearing it, I knew I’d love it.
As Ms. Kizzi reminded me recently, Northern Lights is also the name of the venue near Albany, N.Y., where David officially “headlined” for the first time back in December 2008. After that show, Refnaf and I met a bunch of our online David friends for the first time, including Kizzi, Happy, djxox, Bluebarsa, Ninaf, HelloGorgeous, and Newangel.
So yes, I love “Northern Lights” already and have a feeling it will be on the album.
It’s even on this probably-not-for-real-but-fun-to-speculate-about “leaked” track list, which was posted on IDF by archfan13 (link tweeted by the lovely @Jonerz on the weekend):
1. Something ‘Bout Love
2. The Last Thing (If Only I Could Tell You)
3. Falling Down
5. Beautiful Distraction
6. (Not A Very Good) Liar
8. Other Side Of Down
9. Escaping The Pain
10. Northern Lights
11. Only Because
12. Beneath The Surface
13. Something ‘Bout Love (Acoustic) [All Markets]
14. Untitled Studio Bonus Track #1 [iTunes Exclusive]
15. Untitled Studio Bonus Track #2 [iTunes Exclusive]
Although I’d love to hear an acoustic version of SBL, I’m taking the list with about a thousand grains of salt for now, since we’ve seen other questionable “leaks” in the past. *cough*MiHistoria*cough*
Okay, I’m heading outside again to try and catch a glimpse of Aurora … or Borealis … I’m not picky.
What do you think “Northern Lights” could be about? Which songs (or even covers) do you hope make the album? Do you feel like you’re on the edge of your seat too?
P.S. Photos from David’s visit to the Gifting Services Showroom in L.A. yesterday. More photos HERE.
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… Auditioning for The Price is Right?
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… “If I keep smiling will they let me take off this stupid bracelet?”