Arguing about taste is as fundamental as having it in the first place. We take for granted that different people enjoy different things–and that others feel as confident in their judgments as we do in ours.
Our choices in books, music, art, and design go to the core of who we are. Taste can offer us a doorway into people’s lives.
Even as a child, David Archuleta’s appetite for exploring music was insatiable beginning with Jazz from his father’s influence and salsa from his mother. Like many who seek out a wide range of art at a young age, David continued to be artistically open-minded. To this day he still seeks out new music.
David is high in openness, the characteristic of creative, curious, and imaginative people, constantly sampling new music. Openness correlates to a great range of tastes. These individuals have a greater conception of what makes great music.
He listens to other people’s music and pays attention to what is playing such as Oldies, Pop, Rock, and gives each song a chance. He goes to concerts and checks out opening acts that may not be well-known and recommends to his fans listening to their music.
His recommendation of Ella Fitzgerald’s “Misty” from his latest blog shows great taste not only in songs but great singers as well. Being a great singer involves the ability to stay on pitch and convey emotion, the message of the song. They also should be as good live as they are recorded. Hearing a performer in concert tells the tale. The voice should be distinctly recognizable.
Ella could not only make a song come alive, but she brought an element of sweetness to her songs. She was able to make you feel that you were right there with her in the emotion of the song.
David has that ability, he understands music, he is young but his voice sounds experienced. He has a smile that will knock your socks off and draws you right into the emotions he is emitting. He also has the ability to enjoy himself when he performs and allows others to share in that pleasure.
Music is his life, commitment, work, discipline, fun, sorrowful, joyful – it’s just all things in one, it’s the rhythm of life. Music is the link to his dreams. Music is also the thing that brings David the closest to God.
His pen has been a fountain of joyful songs and I am longing to hear the results of all his hard work and dedication on October 5, 2010.