Ballad Boy, It’s Time to Stake Your Claim
Thanks, Burkey, for providing this English-subtitled video of David’s Contigo en la Distancia. However, as I figured out, no translation was necessary. Indeed, the part that had my heart crying out in response to his translates: “You have become part of my heart.”
See, I didn’t even need to know the words, and my heart was embraced with his on those few notes. Whew!
Remember how sick and wrong it was when David was pejoratively labeled “Ballad Boy” on American Idol? Well, no shame in that game anymore. Here is David, all melisma, runs, and intelligent musical ellipses, just letting loose and taking no prisoners with our hearts. Ballad Boy, it’s time to claim that title with pride!
No more teen pop stuff. None of that fitting into the current music scene. What we’ve all witnessed, what we all heard in “Contigo en la Distancia” was the timelessness, the eternal flavor, and the undying soulful nature of music. David, in all his vocal power and musical wisdom, has just reached a whole new level in the game. And I pity anyone who still has not ears to hear.
But this Arch Angel is sounding the trumpet and putting the world on notice:
Our favorite Ballad Boy is back, and he will take the world by storm, one ballad at a time. Brace yourselves and open your hearts.