Love At First Listen: Introductory Statement

David Carroll

I could go on forever, but for the sake of not putting you to sleep, I’ll keep it as short as I can. Music means everything to me. It is something that has grown and grown in importance in my life as I’ve matured, and likewise, as I’ve grown as both a musician and a music-listener. Music has opened countless doors for me, sparked numerous friendships, and introduced me to some of the most powerful communities in my life. It has picked me up in times of bad and allowed me to relish in the good. For this reason, it is without coincidence that when I reflect on the best moments of my life, I remember the sounds first.

They say happiness is best shared, and I take that to heart; especially when I stumble across a record or a song that invokes a deep emotional response. I live for those moments when you’re listening to music and you have the feeling that the artist wrote the song just for you. I found that feeling at a very young age, and I’d be lying to you if I said it wasn’t life-changing. Every day, to me, is another chance, another leg in the journey to find that next piece of music that allows me to feel that way.