Seeing David perform on the New Year’s Eve PBS United in Song special was nothing short of magical.
First, he slayed Movin’… when you watch, check out how the orchestra and conductor are bopping along and smiling.
Oozing charisma like a volcano blasts lava, David moved and grooved across the stage and added vocal flourishes that made me fall in love with the song all over again.
And those backup singers?? Amazing!
But then True Colors… oh sweet peaches, that blew me away. If you think “oh, I’ve heard David sing that a million times,” THINK AGAIN!!!
You have NEVER heard it like this. The arrangement was so deliciously full of surprises, I was hypnotized, so mesmerized. 🙂 For real, though. Totally blew me away.
I can’t get over how David can still surprise me with his talent. We’ve listened to his songs and watched his performances over the years, so you begin to think we’ve seen all he has to offer. HA! As if.
Then he does something like this interpretation of True Colors. So soft and tender in the beginning, making every phrase count. Telling that story in a brand new way. Making the meaning hit home like never before. I got choked up, it was so beautiful.
And little touches like saving the lyric “like a rainbow” until the very end (usually it’s repeated throughout the song). Genius. And the smile that spreads across his face when he sings that last line. Glorious. 🙂
And at the end, how the crowd erupts in cheers and wild applause… LOVE. IT.
I was able to watch it on my PBS app, but try THIS LINK (Movin’ is at about 32 minutes in, and True Colors at about 1:14).
SO WHAT DID YOU GUYS THINK??!!!