All Grown Up
As some of you have already mentioned, by the time David returns, he will be a full-fledged grown man, even though most folks will still have in their mind that shy, awkward adorable kid with the voice of an angel on American Idol.
Well, we’ve seen other pop stars, who came into the public sphere as minors, mature and transition gracefully (some more so than others): from Janet Jackson, emerging with her Control album, to her older brother Michael Jackson, taking charge of his music career – moving away from Motown and his daddy to collaborate with jazz producer Quincy Jones on a pop funk R&B album, Off the Wall, his first solo album effort. There are more recent examples, like Justin Timberlake transitioning from the boy band N’Sync.
So, the question is: how can David make that graceful transition when he returns to music? What should be the most pressing transformation he should be working on to signal to the general public that he’s now a “Grown Man” (you know, how Beyonce is singing about being a “Grown Woman”)? Take my latest poll! 😛