MasterClass Video Of The Day: David Archuleta Serenades Myrtle Beach
These performances of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” and The Beatles’ “Blackbird” were just exceptional.
As always, David brought his musically skilled and nuanced vocal energy to this Myrtle Beach engagement. This 20-year-old artist sings with such sophistication and poise, always showing enormous respect for the music and the lyrics.
I fell in love with David’s vision for “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”. Sandwiching the main upbeat portion of this number between the slower beginning and end was truly inspired. The “welcome to your life” coming full circle was very well done.
Yet, at the center of both vocal performances, was a refined technical foundation that so many listeners may not truly understand or realize. The relaxation of the knees, the wonderfully sustained vowels, the light, British approach to the “r” consonant, the strong diaphragmatic breathing skills, all blended together to create a magical musical experience.
These videos also gave me an opportunity to hear David in the company of his new band.
And, they are truly excellent. I loved their gentle background vocals during the “Blackbird” number and the skillful musical energy they imparted during “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”.
Their musical talent was a perfect fit for David’s. It is very apparent that all the musicians share an identical musical compass and standard.
It is so comforting to know that some things do not – and should not – change. David, you are a reassuring and constant treasure in our lives, always embracing the highest of standards in your musical journey.
Have a listen and voice your comments. Honestly, both videos will bring a great big grin to your face.
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