It’s that time of the year again when we reflect and resolve. … improve and make promises .. to others and to ourselves.
This incredible force unites the whole world and is renewed every year as the clock strikes 12 to usher in another wave of Hope .. Optimism .. and thoughts like “Let’s Try Again!”
Unity is often brought about by great music or great voices. And I invariably think of David Archuleta.
In my opinion, David had, through the years, overthought. He had been over-cautious, over-anxious as an artiste, and had made his life’s major decisions based on sheer systemmatic processes.
He had observed and subordinated rather than break free with his musical spirit.
Within my colossal ignorance, let me be bold and say that I believe David requires a Leap Of Faith in the new year. Without that faith, creativity is almost impossible.
Let me say this to dear David, beloved to us all:
- Every year it’s inevitable that we change at least a little. From the experiences we have been through. From the wisdom we have accumulated. So, David, celebrate that difference. Celebrate that new soul which has emerged. Let it flow into your music. Celebrate that talent which you have and no one of us has.
- ‘The Prayer’ and “Everybody Hurts” are good indications of what you can do to a song. Let your heart flow. Allow yourself to be pulled by what you love, not what you think is expected of you.
- Believe in yourself. Take that Leap of Faith.
(Whether David gets to read that message or not, I know we Archie’s are here in the new year to cheer him on! Hip Hip !! … :). )
I have been waiting for years for David to sing his version of Auld Lang Syne. Sissel has made it into a thing of beauty with her faultless voice. Asking for David’s rendition is of course asking for trouble. He will tug at our heart-strings and stir up our tear ducts. But all for a good cause – Hope … Optimism … and “Hey, let’s Try Again!!
WISHING EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY 2016 !!
Update: David tweets!
Anyone else worn out? Haha. Have you made your New Years resolutions? If not, do it! #HappyNewYear! #2016
That’s the way, David! Be free-spirited!
Love the pic! 🙂