"With Every New Day" was written early 2007 in a period of my life when everything was really fucked up. I was in a place that felt like hell. Everything was falling apart and people who I thought were my friends were showing sides of themselves that scared me and brought me to my knees over and over again.. I won't say I was suicidal, because that's not my style, but I was so sad and broken that I thought it would never pass. This song was an attempt to tell myself that there were still sparks inside of me. All I had to do was to get through whatever shit I was in and I would come out stronger on the other side, 'cause what doesn't kill you… All this time the phone was so quiet and I slowly realized nobody would call and ask how I was.
I love "With Every New Day", from the fantastic skittering drums, to the near mournful brass of the horns, to David's heart and soul stretched to the limit in his yearning vocal. There's much more to this song, but you should listen yourself, many times, then you should download the zip file. Included in the download are song lyrics, a long letter he has written about how he got to where he is today, and an address where you can contribute monetarily if you enjoy the music you hear. I encourage everyone to download the songs he's freely giving away, let the music sink in, and then make the world a more perfect place by sending some money. I also point you towards his myspace page where you can easily send a message of support, he'll truly appreciate it.
Here's the song that encouraged me to finally write this overdue post, sorry it took so long, David:
From the I Saw My Reflection And I Didn’t Recognize Myself EP
with every new day [mp3]
from his solo debut Amaterasu
april & may [mp3]
You can find David Fridlund's and David & The Citizen's music at eMusic. Check out eMusic's free trial offer of 25 DRM-Free downloads here.
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