David Sosa is a NYC based singer/songwriter whose album, Journey to Love, debuted at #3 on Itunes top 100 R&B albums. Current singles are Laugh, Let Me Know, Ocean_Fire, Toxic, Carless, and currently About U with fellow artist, Jaspen. 1 In Music meets the music artist.
David Sosa: about the musician and the music
1 In Music: What is unique about you and your music?
David Sosa [DS]: My Music is always relatable and has a message of hope, self-discovery, self-love and healing. You will find that in the lyrics and in the general sound of any of my music.
1 In Music: What or who shaped your music and who supports you?
DS: My Parents and life shaped my music. I am supported by a wide variety of friends, community members, and music lovers alike. More importantly, The Divine. I am blessed and feel that essence in my life.
Becoming David Sosa, the singer-songwriter
1 In Music: When did you realise you were going to make music professionally?
DS: I knew from the age of 16 that I could write my own music and sing well enough to hit a stage consistently. I didn’t always, as fear and doubt made its way into my general being. However, I had all these words and melodies that needed to be heard and out in the open verses on my hard drive or phone voice memos.
1 In Music: What type of music do you listen to?
DS: I listen to everything from Jazz, to Opera, to Soul and R&B from the 1960s to the 2000s. I love music and I always look for the feelings it may give me despite the genre or artist.
A quick look at the music industry from David Sosa’s perspective
1 In Music: Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?
DS: Most of us Unsigned indie artists. I have a friend, Ramona Montanez who is one of the most prolific writers and an amazing vocalist and the fact she aint on the radio or touring nationally boggles my mind. I know many other very talented artists that just don’t get the recognition they deserve because they dont have a Machine to back them up and push them out.
1 In Music: How do you prepare for your performances?
DS: I sleep and I hydrate. I laze about and drink so much water it’s ridiculous.
I also run my material nonstop since I am the worst at remembering lyrics, even my own.
David Sosa: On being spiritual
My Music… has a message of hope, self-discovery, self-love and healing.
1 In Music: You got us laughing there. We feel you. What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
David Sosa: When I don’t do music I am in the kitchen cooking up new or existing favorite recipes. Or I am engaging in philosophical and spiritual discussions on and off line and also providing spiritual advice to those who may need it.
1 In Music: Success to you is…?:
[Success to me is…] Expressing yourself fully and authentically in whatever field you operate in.
Art is too subjective and there are too many ways to express it, but success is in seeing your ideas into fruition. That is success!
1 In Music: What do you wish you were told when you started out and that you think would help anyone who starts out?
DS: How expensive being an indie artist can be. I’m about to start a Gofundme just for me. Patreon is cute but a lil help would be awesome, maybe even some government assistance and programs geared for supporting the arts.
What is next for David Sosa?
1 In Music: Any upcoming projects?
DS: I’ve been recording and working with various artists like Damian Julio Martinez, Jaspen, Abena Malika and so many more on this new eclectic project. So a lot of writing and recording. However, me and Jaspen just released About U. This song is a self-love declaration and I hope more people listen to the lyrics and magical groove.
1 In Music: Tell us more about About U
me and Jaspen just released About U. This song is a self-love declaration and I hope more people listen to the lyrics and magical groove.
DS: About U was a covo I had with the Artist , Jaspen. It’s about how we tend to love others and center our attention and affection on this other person often times, forgetting our needs for self-care. So this song really reflects on redirecting the love back at yourself and making sure to check in with your feelings and hold space for the love you desire for yourself and then a partner. Diggy Diamond and OB beatzz produced the track and me and Jaspen did the rest in writing and developing a melody. It was done mostly remotely between NY and Florida but it turned out great and we are excited for the world to hear it and let it soak in.
1 In Music: Nice. So, Where do we find that song and all your music?
DS: You can find my everything at www.davsos.com. It is constantly updated and has access to all my music, interviews and social media.