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!!!!!!