In case you were wondering what the heck I listened to over the last month, without David songs to replay, I thought I’d give you a sampling.
I revisited a lot of old favourites (and I mean old), from Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison to Leonard Cohen, Stacey Kent and Linda Ronstadt. Also finally listened to albums I’d bought but hadn’t really listened to much lately, Mumford and Sons, Ed Sheeran and Ben Rector, awesome stuff. And I discovered a lot of great new music like Of Monsters and Men (from Iceland), Churchill (still have their song “Change” on replay, tbh), a Newfoundland group with angelic harmonies called The Once, and others.
Another Canadian artist I listened to was Kathleen Edwards. She’s a beloved singer/songwriter in this country but you may never have even heard her name.
I’m posting this video because I love what she says here about creativity and the songwriting process, and how she’s chosen artistic integrity over selling out (yes, there is some salty language… jsyk 🙂 ).
What does this have to do with David?
Well, when I think of the last original song he wrote and shared with us before he left, “Broken,” I can’t help but imagine that that song tapped into a deeper vein of David’s own sound than we had ever heard before. His inner singer/songwriter … a true artist who chooses creative integrity over selling out, as Kathleen talks about in the video.
Who knows what David’s “sound” will be come 2014 but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a near cousin of “Broken,” with him at the piano taking us with him to that place he goes when he sings.
p.s. still a little too not over the fact that he wasn’t wearing that fancy shirt in the studio recording it because they were making a video for the song. Oh well, maybe another thing in that big vault of his. 🙂