Totally off topic but I just had to post this.
As we all know D recently covered Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” which prompted me to Google the song and original performers. As I listened to the group’s lead singer belting out the song I felt that I had heard this group before and sure enough after more Googling it turns out that they did have a massive hit earlier in the decade with “Drops Of Jupiter” for which they won 2 grammys in 2002. The song’s lyrics have always intrigued me as they painted amazing images of planets, the milky way and shooting stars. The title “Drops Of Jupiter” itself was just bizarre and alien but so thought provoking! There has been many interpretations of the lyrics through the years.
I just found this video where the lead singer explains the inspiration that led to him writing such an amazing song. I have always been fascinated with the reasons and ideas with which songwriters come up for their songs and the inspiration for “Drops Of Jupiter” is so heartwarming even though paradoxically it came out of heartbreak:
Not a lot to do with D but at the same time I hope D gets to experience the same life changing moments that lend themselves to great song writing. Songs that move and connects with the audience at a deep, visceral level.