I can see that all of you, especially who already had a chance to listen to BEGIN. are feeling so excited about this. I read some reviews and thoughts on not only BEGIN. but also on David himself. I am so thrilled because they’re all like what I feel and what I wanna say. So I think it’s not necessary for me to write a review anymore, what I am going to write in the next few lines is just sharing the feeling that BEGIN. brought to me and the “place” that it led me to, somewhere only I know.
I recall when I first heard about his preparation of a new album before he went on his mission, I was so worried. As you know he spent so much time in the Philippines before that. Everyday then was like 20 hours of working per day to finish Nandito Ako and Forevermore album. When he got back to the US he rushed to complete BEGIN., he worked until the day he left. He had no time to take a rest, not much time for his family and friends. Why did he do all of this? Yeah I was worried at first but then I realized that he must have had so much to say in the next two years so he tried his best to do as much as he can before he left. And for such a short period of time, BEGIN. is not a bad product at all. It’s somehow completely different from the previous albums, it’s so inspirational, mature, and maybe spiritual, taking into account the cover picture and the booklet as well. Most songs are covers but they are all famous and great ones. David is a singer but he loves to listen to many kinds of music as well as other artists. Therefore he must have a really good knowledge and taste of music. Those covers show it all! Each song has a different meanings but in general they convey a positive message about life, personality, relationships, God, and maybe about many other aspects that I may not be precise enough to realize at the moment. It’s been only two days since its release so I think time will give me more understanding about this album.