New songwriter session is up!

I’ve been Patient (*hides*) and finally got to see the songwriter/producer Zoom chat session for my top fave song of the album (of the new songs, that is πŸ™‚ )… PATIENT!!! … with the LA team of Chantry Johnson* and Kyle Neal.

(You can also watch HERE on D’s IGTV.)

Spoiler: Turns out Patient is about David and relationships. Did NOT pick that up from the song itself, lol. (David you are a sly one.)

Cowriter Chantry let that slip early in this chat and I swear you can see David blush when he mentions it. πŸ™‚

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Loved when David played the sections with the birds tweeting in the background… HAD NOT NOTICED THAT!!!

And to think that he was still adding ad lib vocals as recently as early March???!!! Just before lockdown???!!! Omigosh, it really hit me how fortunate we are that he finished this album just in time or it would not be blessing our ears right now, when we need it most!!!

And not that I’m psychic but just yesterday I tweeted about how the Patient background vocals were blowing my mind! (Still are!) πŸ™‚

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Just putting it out there that since Therapy Sessions is only 10 songs (for comparison, Postcards in the Sky was a very generous 16)… wouldn’t it be great if David released a DELUXE version of TS next year (since COVID-19 totally stole his promo thunder this year 😦 ) with a few additional unreleased songs?? (Like he did with Winter in the Air??)TM

So, what about you guys?? Where does Patient rank in your TS faves list?? What was your favourite part of this songwriter/producer session?? Inquiring minds (MINE!) need to know!!!

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*btw David’s face when Chantry was adjusting his car, or phone, or whatever, was priceless!


Also loved David’s insta live with Marie Osmond for The Talk (watch HERE). One part that stood out to me was when Marie asked him about how his anxiety and mental health issues were faring with everything going on in the world right now. It almost looked like David got a little choked up when he said that he’d been feeling overwhelmed, having panic attacks…

…and he said, “you feel the pain that everyone else is going through and I had to let myself just let it out, get my emotions out and shed a few tears to feel the pain we feel in the world right now, and I think you have to let yourself feel that, so you can be more understanding to everything going on, and make room for opportunity to…” and then Marie cut in… it struck me that he just released this whole album about his mental health struggles and so I’m glad he knows when to practice self-care and take a step back from social media, even if we miss him when he does. ❀

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16 Responses to New songwriter session is up!

  1. janey79 says:

    Patient is at the top of the list and can I also add that I hold a soft spot for men with kind smiles (here’s looking at you, Kyle). Yes to hearing “I”m Not Alone”, make it happen Deb with your magical Snowangelz powers. I love Chantry’s production, that missed/delayed beat at 2:10 gets me every time. Btw, I highly suggest that y’all listen to Patient (and everything else) on Spotify with your streaming quality set to high. The ad libs and bvox (background vocals – I learned that from prior bts songwriting sessions, lol) come to life! Do not miss them! Speaking of ad libs how much fun would it be for David to play some isolated ones and we guess which song they’re from, much like he did with the lyric game?

  2. janey79 says:

    PS. Chantry described meeting for the first time for a writing session is like a “blind date for song writing” and Kyle said you go from “stranger to good friend really fast”. I can’t imagine. It was also great to hear David say (where, when, with who?) that he doesn’t like to listen to his songs he’s done with writers he doesn’t connect with. It was nice to hear Kyle say it felt good in the room that day.

  3. missbianca says:

    Annnnnd like with all of these songs, now that I’ve seen the writers and heard these talks I need to listen again. I’m not an again and again style listener. I miss stuff, like birds! Spoiler: I picked up at first listen that “Patient” was about relationships. Sort of the “Crush” for this decade.

  4. TOfan says:

    Guess I’m the only one who didn’t pick up on the relationship angle, hahaha.

    • janey79 says:

      yo, but you NAiLED the bvox!

      • TOfan says:

        super impressed with you and the lingo!! πŸ™‚

        • janey79 says:

          it was cool to read the labels on the files on Si’s comp when he was playing the isolated tracks. it was also interesting to hear V say that she enjoyed hearing them too as she and David usually don’t get to do that. i would have thought that would be part of the process but i guess it’s all about the finished product, not necessarily how it got that way.

  5. emmegirl14 says:

    At first listen of this album Good In The Bad jumped out at me – the rhythms, the instrumental β€œchorus”, if that’s what it is. For me it has a little Latin feel to it, makes me wanna move. And oddly enough, no background vocals.

    When the albums come out I am focusing on the lyrics, trying to get them down. And I really liked Patient, the lyrics, the whole vibe of the song. And then you start noticing the wonder of the background vocals. They are the fudge in the middle, the cherry on top.

  6. refnaf says:

    Another great BTS! So interesting!
    I also did not pick up the relationship angle or the birds!
    LOLed at how distracting Chantey was….
    Wonder what was up with him.
    As for the song it’s at the top of my list as well, the bvox ((((((janey)))))) are fab and the lyrics are relatable. Actually the entire album is relatable and such good production….
    the WAIT for these songs live will be worth it!! Am I right!!?????

  7. Pepper says:

    These songs would sound great live! ‘Patient’ is a such a good song, I didn’t really clue in to the relationship angle either, actually. These songwriter sessions are always so interesting and fun to watch. Besides ‘Just Breathe’ I don’t really have a fave, all the songs bring something good for the listener for sure. Do really like ‘Patient’ and ‘Future Self’, ‘Good In The Bad’ too, ‘Need’ is so pretty, makes me hope for David’s special someone to manifest for him…I’m sure that will happen! The whole album is so unique and inspires a great listen…over and over. Good job Deb, great post….as always. πŸ™‚

    • missbianca says:

      And there are dates posted on for a BUNCH of concerts starting in early May 2021. I wonder if Canada will allow me across the border by then. If (please God no) the orange buffoon is reelected, Canada probably shouldn’t let me in because I’ll be ready to declare refugee status.

      • TOfan says:

        You’re always welcome, Ms. B!! ❀️❀️❀️

        So happy to see Vancouver and Toronto on the new schedule!! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ I had mentally prepared myself that the new routing might not make it over the border. Can’t imagine the work that went into rejigging everything!

        Fingers and toes crossed that we’ll be having concerts again by next spring!! πŸ™πŸΌπŸ€žπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ€žπŸΌ

  8. janey79 says:

    Spring 2021 would normally seem so far away but in the days of COViD it almost seems too close. Let’s just say I’m cautiously optimistic. I won’t be buying tickets until after the first of the year when i can get a better read on things. I’m sure TeamDA expects sales to be slow until then and I hope they don’t get discouraged. If the universe permits. I’ll do my best to regain my super-fan status πŸ™‚

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