Singer David Dunn was quite the character in my latest interview him. The new BEC Recording artist was quick witted and clever with his responses. During our brief email chat, he opens your eyes to comedy and never taking yourself too seriously.
Enjoy BTSCelebs’ insightful and lighthearted interview with David Dunn below:
BTSCelebs: What is the true meaning behind your “Ready to Be Myself” music video?
David Dunn: “Ready to be Myself” video is a symbolic take referring to what the song is talking about. Breaking free of a cage and living life outside of the bars you create for yourself. In the video, the symbolic reference is made from the use of a mental institution. In actuality, the “cage” I created for myself is wrought by the desperate need for human approval. In the video, the freeing moment out of the institution into real life/nature at the end, is symbolic for the decision I made to no longer be controlled by the need for human approval, but instead to worry about the approval of only One.
Tell us about one heartbreaking moment in your life that inspired one of your songs.
“Nothing Left” was inspired by a story of a friend of mines divorce. How in selflessly loving, she made herself vulnerable to being crushed by her husband…and in the end, was crushed. To choose to Love someone no matter what is a scary, dangerous thing. Jesus calls us to love without qualification, with all of our gusto… and even though you, the one who loves, are opening yourself up to possible disaster, loving others is THE THING that is most worth while…SO LOVE ON
You’re from Texas. Do you dream of performing at The Potter’s House or Lakewood Church? Have you ever met T.D. Jakes and Joel Osteen?
This question made me laugh. To be honest, its only in the last few years that ive even heard of those two churches. Texas is a big state.
You volunteered in Africa in the past, do you have any plans to start humanitarian work for underprivileged children in your home state? If so. tell us how you would aid them?
I have actually never had an idea for helping underprivileged children in TX on any kind of broad scope. I went to Africa to try and help end the poverty cycle. To address the root issue for people in hopeless situations. Even though I’m SURE it exists, at this point I have had next to no personal experiences with North American hopelessness.
In addition to founding BTSCelebs, I have authored three books, do you have any plans to write a book in the near future?
This question also made me laugh! In high school my English teacher usually scoffed at the papers I turned in…and I can’t imagine anyone wanting to read more then a few sentences that I have penned….but never say never!
Who are some of your favorite authors?
I’m a giant fantasy fiction nerd so….this is going to be embarrassing but…
George RR martin
Orson scott card
*A Special Thanks to Merge PR and David Dunn for the interview*