David vlogs about Beyoncé: Year of 4

So this is the Beyoncé: Year of 4 documentary David mentioned watching in his vlog. … And this is what he said about it:

“This morning I was just looking on YouTube and there was this little Beyoncé Year of 4 thing and I thought ‘Oh maybe it’s a video or something,’ but it was kinda like a little documentary and it was soooo cool just Beyoncé talking about her experience and how she’s out on her own and stuff and how she kinda split ways and trying to learn … how she’s learning the hard way but [claps] the good way too, you know?

“I don’t know, I just kinda really gained respect, even more respect for her and what she does and what she’s tryin’ to do …

“It’s hard, it can be overwhelming in a lot of different ways trying to get everything together. It’s amazing how something’ll be just a four minute video or a four minute song and soooo much work goes into all of that…

“And I thought it was cool that she gave a glimpse on what goes on in people’s minds and trying to get everything together … ya [laughs] anyway, that’s all I have to say for now.” [um, this was at 5:27 … the vlog doesn’t end until 6:57 🙂 🙂 🙂 ]

Now, I don’t always check out stuff that David talks about during his vlogs … okay, that’s a lie, I pretty much always check stuff out … but I really wanted to find this video.  (Which wasn’t hard because the amazing admins at the new OS posted a link to a shorter version that linked to this version.)

Why did I want to find it? Partly because I’ve always seen comparisons between David and Beyoncé. … no really, not kidding.

Not that we’ll see David recording dance tracks or busting out sweaty choreography anytime soon, but I’ve always admired how Beyoncé, although part of the pop “royalty,” has remained genuine, serious about her craft, and always, always a class act.

I also loved hearing about the dancers Beyoncé “discovered” on YouTube and how they “couldn’t help” but start dancing. Hmm, who did that remind me of? 😉

So what do you guys think? Why do you think it made such an impression on him? Are there parallels here or am I (in the words of Adele) chasing pavements?

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7 Responses to David vlogs about Beyoncé: Year of 4

  1. barbs says:

    I found the Beyonce documentary very interesting, and quite telling. I think David especially related to her as she when to the meeting with the Label people. That must have been how he felt when Fenster told him that “TOSOD” wasn’t a “David Archuleta song.”

  2. refnaf says:

    Interesting stuff > “I’ve always admired how Beyoncé, although part of the pop “royalty,” has remained genuine, serious about her craft, and always, always a class act.” This comes across in her vid and maybe that is what David relates too> He always strives to be in touch with what music can do for peeps and he is serious about using his gift as best he can. love him.

  3. peppertara says:

    Dropping in for a little diversion to watch the video and comment on your post Tofan.
    My life has been rather upturned lately. Life certainly goes in cycles and sometimes change hits us hard when we don’t expect it.
    Beyonce is making her own statement to the world and doing things her way, good for her. At the end of her video she says….”I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world”. I see definite parallels in that statement alone and I can see why it left such an impression on David.
    David is taking control of his life and what he wants to say to the world too and he is definitely following his heart.
    I’m a little behind on things and on the last post but just read it and what a great post abanana. Love the royal pics too (and David’s vlog).
    David’s performance of GBA was another beautiful rendition, just lovely.

    Been a difficult time this past week, lost my dear Mother unexpectedly and my family and I are really feeling her loss. So very loved, will miss her a lot. She always told me to do the things I love to do, especially when I need them most so I am incorporating David’s music into this time of healing and adjustment.
    I find David’s beautiful voice so soothing, honestly he has a tone like no one else.
    Soon I will be putting one foot in front of the other again, for now I just go to those spaces and places that are most comforting. David’s voice certainly is. Wishing him all the best on his Asian tour.
    Don’t mean to take away from anyone’s excitement about all that’s happening with David. Keep smiling, I know I will be, just the way I still see my Mother’s sweet smile. ❤
    Sorry this got rather long.

    • MunkFOD says:

      I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I have lost both of my parents. I understand the feelings of loss. Sending prayers your way!. Davids music is healing. Hope you begin to feel better soon. Your mother will always be with you and I truly believe you will see her again someday.{{hugs}} to you!

  4. MunkFOD says:

    So happy David let go of “the suits” and is doing things his way! He has so much to offer. So excited for his Asian tour! Stoked for the fans. It will be awesome!

  5. Katheryn says:

    I haven’t listened to Beyonce’s documentary, so perhaps I am being premature with my comment. Nevertheless, I find it difficult to compare her risk-taking with David’s. This is a woman, after all, who is married to Jay-Z (Shaun Corey Carter) who, according to Wikipedia, has a net worth of over $450 million and, most importantly, has influential contacts in the music and entertainment world. In 2006 Beyonce and Jay-Z were listed as Time Magazine’s most powerful couple, and in 2009 Forbes ranked them as Hollywood’s top earning couple. Even if you throw out the power couple factor, she already had an established career as a singer, actress, and model before she married. Kudos to her for all her success by the way. She’s earned it. Still, it seems to me that any sacrifices or risks she is taking now are nothing compared with those of David, who has struck out on his own with, relatively speaking, little cash and no big name music mogul to mentor him and open doors for him.

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