On Our Way
Released November 2020
On Our Way has been carefully culled from a fevered burst in creativity that resulted in 25 songs. Thematically, David’s songs tend to be sincerely emotive and uplifting. For each song, David handled all the vocals, songwriting, instrumentation, engineering, producing, and mixing. The collection is vibrantly varied, traversing reggae-tinged vibes, bright pop-rock, simmering pop, slinky funk, and piano balladry. “Each song has a different tempo and groove, but I compiled songs that could still hang together through those feel changes,” explains David. The track I’m Feeling Good conveys David’s optimistic life outlook, and features interesting stacked basslines that helped inspire and further the song’s narrative. “New York City’s energy has always astounded me. When I was experimenting with layering multiple bass tracks, I thought I imagined the sound of the subway roaring across the speakers— and then the lyrics came pouring out,” he shares. “I think that we all can relate to some version of dealing with the craze of a morning rush hour. If things are trying to hammer you down, you can choose to let them in and feel bad, or you can choose to find some inner drive and start feeling good!” David’s penchant for deep pocket grooves and refreshingly eclectic musicality is evident on On Our Way, where he conjures two other clever, pop bassist-composers, Sting and the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. The stately piano ballad Time To Say Goodbye unfolds elegantly with ethereal textures to convey subtle drama.
(excerpts from a Bio interview by Lorne Behrman)