Why is There Confusion?
This is how I understand things:
David says: The Other Side of Down is a true reflection of my musical self. I hope you guys like it!
Jive said: Forget you! (which is more or less what they did when they didn’t do any promo for his sophomore effort whatsoever).
A few months later, it’s time to renegotiate the contract, and Jive says: Let’s go in this direction!
David says: Forget you! *And walks away, feeling he made the right decision.*
I think he made the right decision too.