Yes, I know leaking songs hurts the artist/songwriter (unless it’s intentional to build buzz)… that’s why I ALWAYS buy my music if it’s available for sale.
But hey, sometimes it’s not. Does that mean we shouldn’t listen? You tell me.
‘Cause, to be honest, I HAVE been listening to some of David’s leaked songs. Especially lately when his other tunes have been played so often my iPod practically screams “AGAIN? REALLY???”
Soooooo, here’s a tribute to David’s “leaks” (and btw, dear leaker, “Northern Lights” would be nice to hear right about now… just sayin’):
She’s Not You
I’ve been listening to this a lot lately. The story it tells isn’t exactly David’s M.O. (dating one girl while he’s hung up on another) but I like the pop vibe of it and what David does with the vocals (shocker, I know). (And it has over 400,000 views btw with peeps still commenting on it.)
I had heard that the original lyrics weren’t “I’m so losing it” but I can’t remember what they were supposed to be. If anyone has that piece of vital info, please let me know.
NAVGL studio version
I loved the live version of this we heard from the Rexburg show and was really disappointed it didn’t make it onto the NMHF album… oh well.
Would LOVE to hear David sing this one. IT MUST HAPPEN!
Fighting for you (female version)
How about you guys? What’s your take on leaked songs? And do you ever listen to these ones?
Just read this amazing VIP recap (that somehow I missed the first time around) from @myheartsong and other lovely FODers, from the Demi tour. Here’s an excerpt (man-size tissue alert!):
“After the performances, it was question time! Sierra and Kelsey were up first. Their question was: “If you could go out to dinner with any three people in the world-dead, alive, real, fictional, physical, spiritual, family, friend, anyone-who would it be and why?” He froze for a moment, pondered, and immediately said “I don’t know!” We all laughed, and then he said that he would lean more towards spiritual beings and people with mass amounts of knowledge who could really teach him something and would help him understand some things better. He said that he would want to bring someone who meant a lot to him in his culture, Joseph Smith (founder of the Mormon faith). He began to ponder again, saying that three people were really hard to choose! Kelsey joked that he could just choose 50 or make a list for us, and he burst out laughing. Then he said, “Well, yeah, I’d bring Jesus, because who wouldn’t want to bring him?” And as Kelsey and Sierra went to sit back down, he called after them that he would also bring Adam (from the story of Adam and Eve) because he was the first person on Earth and would have an awful lot to say.
“Robin was up next! She told David that we all realized he was a very humble person, but that he couldn’t be at this very moment, and his eyes went wide. Robin continued by saying that there had to be a moment in his life when he realized that he could do it, he could live is dream, and then she asked when that moment was. It was a long and detailed answer from David. He began to speak about how he never really thought about it like that; he thinks about it as a journey, and a journey that he wouldn’t accomplish in this life. He said it wasn’t about setting goals that were reachable, it was about setting goals that were not meant to be achieved. Robin said it wasn’t about being famous, and David immediately agreed and said that his dream was just to share his music with as many people as he could.
“Then it was Pam’s turn! She stood beside David and said that since it was Sunday and we had all missed church to travel to the concert (at which he laughed), she would love to hear him sing “How Great Thou Art” for us all. David was taken aback at first by the request, and then he froze, thought hard for a moment, and then turned to the crowd and asked if singing this song would offend anyone in the room. Everyone instantly prompted him to sing it and said that no one would be offended. He explained that “How Great Thou Art” was a part of his culture that he wanted to share with us, and he touched his hand to his heart as he explained this.
“He seemed very thrilled to share the hymn with us, and we were so thrilled to have the chance to hear it. We all held our breath, and the room fell silent after he requested for his security guard to close the door for more silence (almost as if he needed the silence for the words he sang to be understood), and David searched for the right key to begin the hymn. With his eyes closed, he began singing for all of us. It began in a quiet and beautiful voice, and by the chorus, his voice soared on the word “soul”, almost as if his soul had just been bared for all of us to see and feel. The entire room was in absolute awe, and many people had tears streaming down their faces in wonder. He then said that if we wanted to hear the entire song, we should attend a fireside.
How Great Thou Art (audio) – (credit: granite215)
“It was picture time after that! All the FODers separately thanked him for singing “How Great Thou Art.” After all the FODers had taken their pictures, we met up with David’s family, who had all been in the room with us. This included his grandparents, his Aunt Miriam, and his cousins, who were all delightful and didn’t favor handshakes, but hugs. We told Aunt Miriam how much we loved David, and she said “I can look into your eyes and see how much you love David.” She said that she could not wait to tell the family and David the story about how this group of FODers all met from different parts of the country because of David’s music and are such good friends.”