When I first listened to BEGIN., I became so focused on trying to find the purpose for each song. “Is Everybody Hurts about his mission? Is True Colours about being true to yourself? Is Somewhere Only We Know… just a great song?”
I admit that I forgot to look at the big picture: Why David did the whole album in the first place. Lupe’s words tell us why he did it. To shake us by the shoulders and say, “People, people, people! Music beats through my veins, this is my promise I’ll come back to it!”
I realize that even he couldn’t know then how he’d feel come 2014, so we sure don’t. But even the fact that he went to those great lengths to send us that message means so much all on its own. Doesn’t it?
Thought this was appropriate … check out from 8:12 on:
Press conference question: “Do you have any plans on doing any concerts again, after your mission?”
David: “Oh, of course! Yes! Once I get back after two years, I definitely plan to start recording again and doing more shows. Because that’s what I love to do [Recording something I’ll be more prepared for in two years] … That’s what I plan to do for the rest of my life … I will definitely be touring and recording. That’s who I am. That is what I love to do. It’s my passion.”