Anthony David wants you to be booed up.
Now, I am a carol purist. Destiny’s Child’s 8 Days of Christmas… Pah. The greatest Christmas album after The Temptations is the Home Alone soundtrack. The last song to be inducted in my Christmas canon was “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” and the newest is Anthony David’s “Booed Up.” I had the pleasure hearing it live at Upscale Magazine’s #CheersToCharity event, and I can’t stop humming it. The execution is modern, forward, and soulful. ‘Tis contemporary but not in that corny, kitschy way. Warm and whimsical, “Booed Up” feels super familiar while the lyrics explore the perks of a situationship.
“I don’t want to be by myself/Don’t neglect me. I don’t know what I’ll do/Yes, there are others, but I rather be with you/Just being honest. Come home to me, girl”
Anthony David paints an endearing picture of cuddles and kisses meanwhile, Mylah touches on the reality of getting caught up in the motions. Add this to your playlist and brighten up the last six days of 2016. Besides, some of us still have that New Year’s kiss to snag.
Read more about Anthony David via Wikipedia
Anthony David was born in Savannah, Georgia, but got involved in the music business in Atlanta. There he met India Arie, an R&B singer from Atlanta and have since become friends. David’s first song written for Arie was entitled “Part of My Life” for Arie’s 7x GRAMMY-nominated album Acoustic Soul. David also toured with Arie in support of her album.
In 2004, he released his first independent album Three Chords & The Truth. Alongside India Arie, he opened up for her shows with songs from his album, thereby getting more fame. Then eventually in 2006, he released his second independent album The Red Clay Chronicles, of which also garnered attention from opening for India Arie’s shows. After touring with Arie, David teamed up with her once again to co-write and produce “There’s Hope” for Arie’s third studio album. His third release, 2008’s Acey Duecy, is a combination of both R&B and soul music. The album, with the release of its first single “Words,” a duet with Arie, has given the album more attention.
Anthony’s fourth album, released on February 22, 2011, was entitled As Above So Below and finds him teaming up with a new production partner – Nashville, Tennessee’s Shannon Sanders – in addition to such guest vocalists as upcoming Atlanta songstress Algebra; rapper Phonte from Little Brother; plus cousin Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men. The first single from the album, “4Evermore” featuring Algebra and Phonte, became David’s first top 20 R&B hit in the US charts where it has peaked at #18.