Meet David, a 32 year old songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee.
“I love cycling, coffee, cocktails, and searching for new music. I try to combine my favorite artists together in my music creating an acoustic hip hop singer songwriter vibe. You can check out my music and socials on my website www.daviddevaul.com”
What initially inspired you to make your playlist?
To help guide my single “Reconsider”.
Describe your playlist. Perfect setting(s) for vibing out to it include:
Mid-tempo pop made to inspire the listener.
What kind of music/artists did you grow up listening to?
NAS, 2Pac, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, John Legend, Amos Lee, Sam Cook, & Jim Croce.
What was the best concert you've ever attended?
Kendrick Lamar for his DAMN tour in Bridgestone Arena. It was basically one guy up there doing his thing. Listening to his record I wouldn’t think it’s extremely hype, but he had that entire building shaking with hype. It was unbelievable. I see so many shows and rarely feel as inspired as that concert. He made me love live music again.
What was the last concert you attended?
Bruno Mars at Bridgestone Arena.
Who are your all-time favorite artists and why?
Amos Lee is definitely one of my favorites. He has slowly built his career one album and one tour at a time and I admire his consistency to himself. Other than that, mostly hip hop artists. I love what Post Malone has done and is doing. Chance the Rapper is changing his neighbourhood with his music. His music has almost become 2nd to his movement. Khalid’s sound is just fresh AF. Great melodies and simple concepts that pleases the listener. As a songwriter myself, I admire his difficult simplicity.
Name one of your favorite albums of all time:
Dr. Dre Chronic 2001. This is what made me dive into music as a kid. The piano in Still the D.R.E created this sound I hadn’t heard before. Eminem was just coming out and his verses crushed on that record. The concepts of the songs and the production was magic.
Name a song (or songs) you are currently listening to on repeat -
Fast by Juice World. There’s something about that vibe and melody I am drawn to. I relate to that concept as well, I’ve been moving fast. Life gets away from you.
Who's your favorite new artist(s) that you'd encourage other people to check out?
Nick Wayne. This guy is a true songwriter with a beautiful mix in his voice allowing for great melodies to shine through. He thinks about his music and takes his time crafting songs. Look out for this dude.