Somebody Out There (originally posted Janury 9, 2009 on notingDavid)
It might be impossible to say too much about this song, or else maybe words are entirely insufficient. David’s work is best appreciated, in my opinion, with as few accompanying flourishes as possible. David thrives in simplicity because his voice encompasses the universe. All the extras only get in the way. Without taking anything away from the successes on the rest of the release, I have to confess that this is the only cut that has been as fresh and as moving to me on the 200th play as it was on the first. It is a truly beautiful piece.
By way of acknowledgment to the amazing Amy and her must-read interview with Mike Krompass at Snarky Archies, and because it will undoubtedly be quite some time before we have a video of “Somebody Out There,” I decided to go ahead and produce a little idea of my own.
WARNING: Shameless emotional manipulation ahead.
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Update: on YouTube here. Please feel free to post and share.