I read recently a comment by marlie7 at souldavid which I thought realistic and reasonable, and to which I relate.
Like marlie, I am also an eternal optimist who would practically swear that David is STILL the most promising singer of our times – he is someone whose voice still most touches me, someone who will always command my greatest admiration, despite whatever some people, fans and non-fans, are bound to say, especially out of frustration.
There is nowhere else to go for me because there is no one who is capable of swaying my taste. I will not vacillate about by going away because he is down at the moment and coming back just because he is up. I believe I know what he is capable of, and I believe I know what I am capable of.
I have stayed ‘put’ for a long time and I will keep on staying ‘put’ .
I’m just HERE. :)
“I’m a realist – I know David’s career has been at a standstill. I also think the commentary here can be extremely harsh – he’s 24, and some artists don’t come into their own until their mid-thirties. David took a chance on AI, and was quite surprised to “make it” as far as he did. Unprepared – that’s what he was. And 17 years old. His career took a trajectory that was unplanned. And I don’t think he knew exactly how to handle it.
To me, David is now starting over. He is lucky enough to have connections from his early career, but he’s starting over, nonetheless. He’s like the other artists who sing in small venues for years before getting a big break – John Mayer, for example. His voice and talent will mature and expand as he does. I’m actually looking forward to watching this second-chance career. But that’s me, the eternal optimist.”
Have always liked this Instagram pic and will keep on liking it because of its simplicity – just David.