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!!!!!!
What do I think? Right now, I am co-sobbing. First David, and now you.
When I listen to what David put into this album, and realize that he finally felt safe enough to share it with the world, I am overwhelmed with the same kind of emotion you must be feeling. Calling for a group cry.
You got me for good with this: “He will be huge someday. But not today. Today, he’s ours.”
I joined the group cry. Three times so far.
TOfan, I love what you and David have written. People get so caught up in chart positions and how many seats are sold for concerts.I think when David says he’s not concerned about writing hits, but wants his music to help people and bring them hope he totally means it. David’s talent , music and heart so deserve to be heard by everyone. I too think that he will be huge in the future. He has shown so much heart and courage on this album. Every time I listen to it I find something new to love. Thank you for providing a place that gives David the love and respect he deserves.
I so agree with the comments and yes, as Moelita said “Thank you for providing a place that gives David the love and respect he deserves.” Truly.
A very heart felt post TOfan and a very heart felt comment from David. Writing can be very cathartic, as it was for David. It is wonderful that he found such good people to work with and who understood him. His courage, his heart in his music, his authenticity in all he does, are just a few reasons why I have so much respect for him. His album is not only art, it is a genuine reflection of himself. and his heart. To me, that is the best anyone can give. Grateful.
DJAfan’s post is wonderful and so good of her to share!
I love everything you post D (you are one funny, creative lady!). But this time I have to comment. Upset With Me is my favorite song on the album. I felt a punch to my gut the first time I listened to it. That is powerful. I honestly did not know that David wrote this entirely on his own but with the honesty and emotion expressed in the lyrics (and music) it makes sense. I am so proud of him and thankful that he put this on the album. It is brilliant and speaks volumes to me. My heart both sobs and beats with admiration and understanding every time I listen to UWM (which is very very often). I also appreciate how he is keeping that safe space. Good for him.
Such a special guy! Such a perfect song in a perfect album :))
I So love every song on Postcards In the Sky, but Upset With Me grabs me every time. It practically knocked me out of my chair the first time I heard it. I have never heard anything like it, so raw and so straight to the “gut”. I am so thankful he shared it with us. (I love every bit of it, including the more background details, such as “Done, done,,,,,,,”)
As for you TOfan, I So love your posts. You always say exactly what I am feeling, but what you say helps me figure that out,,, and you are totally entertaining doing it!
As for Patty and the hour long video, just thank you so much! You did a wonderful, amazing job. I spent a delightful hour cleaning my kitchen and watching it. My kitchen is clean and my heart is filled with gratitude to David and you TOfan and Patty.
Joining in on the **sobbing**
What wonderful words David has written and TOfan, I can’t thank you enough for how you put into words all the feelings I have inside… writing is such a struggle for me so I appreciate your gift soooo much!
This guy is a total gem…. with such insights that he is sharing, makes me incredibly happy that he continues on his musical journey.
I have been struggling to write a comment on his IG, but the words don’t come!
***sobs*** some more
I appreciate all the comments here as well.
Ditto to what everyone has said! David is a gem. I didn’t know if he will ever be a big star. He should be but his type of music is unfortunately not what sells. But he is certainly touching people and making a difference. Just read the latest post at FOD that has a recap be a fan named Brenda. It will make you cry.
Aw, that is a beautiful write up from Brenda S, so personal and moving. Between her words and yours TOfan (and David’s) think I have to add “verklempt” to my vocabulary in addition to other expressions. ❤ ❤ ❤
We are so blessed to have him on our lives. There is a space and place for everyone in the journey David has and is taking us on with him. I’m grateful beyond words for those that have supported him and helped him stay in music! I’m grateful to David for his choosing to use his voice for many causes around the world. I’m grateful for how his music, heart and soul have helped me. Thank you for your words and yes in a way for our continued support of him, he is ours. May God Bless him.
This is a beautiful, touching story from a young fan in Manila who is losing her hearing but didn’t give up on meeting David so she could thank him in person: https://zelle13.blogspot.ca/2017/11/david-archuleta-shining-light-on-nf.html
This is just amazing. I wish Krizelle well for the future–the determination and thoughtfulness she’s shown in that post will help her so much.
(((Hugs))) TOfan – writing is your outlet as David’s is singing – both artistic impressions with words at the core. This “He will be huge someday. But not today. Today, he’s ours.” I agree he will be huge someday. BUT he will always be ours – and, just because he is who he is, David will always find a way to connect with his long time fans.
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