This is writer/producer Jeremy Bose! Jeremy took part in writing 3 songs on the Postcards album. I gave background on "Say Me" on the Trent Dabbs post and how "Other Things in Sight" was a collab the 3 of us did. Jeremy and I worked with @cindymorganmusic to write "Someone To Love." (Which you'll see how the time flew in the picture since the day we wrote it. 😂) Jeremy also did additional production on the title track "Postcards in the Sky," (produced by Jeff Trott) and then I chose Jeremy to produce "Upset With Me," the only song on the album I wrote by myself. I knew Jeremy would get the emotional journey I needed to take it on, and wanted the song to feel like I was in the room alone like when I had written it. Many of you have asked about details on this song by the way. It was a feeling of being alone, nearly defeated, and surrounded by darkness, but also a sense of hope and movement forward. Although it was from a dark place there was a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. It was finding strength to move toward that light. Writing about it helped me know where I really stand. It brought healing and closure. For a while it wasn't on the album as I've since moved out of that place, but I knew there are people in that same place now, and they may need to hear they're not alone and can have hope and get help needed just like I needed help. The rest of the story for now is still personal and I need my space and time with it. I didn't know how else to express the emotions of loss, darkness combined with hope and moving forward aside from chords, and melodies. Thus the section without words and just chords, vocal expressions, etc. I knew Jeremy would get this too. Jeremy and I have known each other for 7 years now after being introduced to each other through @sensibilitymusic and @joy__williams. We wrote 2 songs with Joy and producer Robert Marvin (though these songs were never released) and bonded after that. This lead to the sessions where we wrote "The Other Side of Down" (along with Joy and Blair Daly) and "My Kind of Perfect" (also with Joy, and Cindy Morgan). Thanks for all the wonderful collabs Jeremy on this album, and also Cindy!
I don’t even know what to say about this… 100% verklempt… and I’m at the office, soooooo … *awkward*
I’m just blown away by how David’s sharing all this with us. And by learning about the beautiful collaborations and connections he’s been able to make with gifted musicians who clearly respect and appreciate his talent and character and uniqueness and how rare he is in this world.
Oops, I’m off again. *grabs tissues*
And when I learn about the role these people played in songs that I am madly in love with (POSTCARDS IN THE SKYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! … and others 🙂 ), I just want to leap into David’s IG and hug them until their buttons pop off.
There’s just so. much. love. with this album… the inception and making of it, the sharing of it, the experience of listening to it, and then hearing about all this … I am completely overwhelmed.
And I totally relate to Upset With Me, for personal reasons, and also to when he said, “Writing about it helped me know where I really stand” … YES! YES! YES! …Exactly why I write, to process and make sense of things, to figure out how I feel. I’ve said that to people and they look at me like I’m nuts, so I guess to read David’s words, was a kind of validation from such an unexpected source.
And just picturing him alone in a room, writing that song, working through those dark places, and then his generosity in sharing all that with us, is almost too much. I love that he’s sharing only what he feels comfortable with and thinks will help others, but keeping a safe space that’s not for public consumption. You go, David!!!
So many records (and artists) are just so shallow and cookie-cutter and committee/focus-group engineered and David and this album are so much the opposite of that, it is really great to just stop and savour how amazing he is, and this album is. Am I right?
He will be huge someday. But not today. Today, he’s ours.
So what do you guys think???
(self-portrait of me right now… if I was beautiful… and French)
Go check out DJAfan’s post at The Voice, she was at the Arizona event and took videoooooo!!!!!!