Interview With David Sosa: Music is a ministry and singing is a connection to the Divine. Making God
We were fortunate enough to interview artist David Sosa.
When did you realise that you had a passion for music? 2 specific moments stand out. At 7 y.o I heard Mariah Carey Love Take Time. The voice was pure and powerful and I sang right along with no issues. At that moment I knew I could sing and I wanted to continue from that moment on. Later at 14 y.o I saw a PBS special with Patti Labelle & the Boston Pop Choir, and she made every hair on my body stand up on end. I started to realize music was much more than pretty sounds.
Who are your main inspirations as an artist?
I am inspired by life. The notion of constant learning and experiencing that we are in. My songs are just me taking notes of all I experience and learn. Sometimes what I just observe.
What would you like to achieve as an artist?
Simple. Travel and perform my music to all who want to listen. I want to share myself with the world in regard to my gifts and my ministry.
What is your most memorable moment while being an artist?
Tying back into question 1, these last few years having sung for services at Celebration Spiritual Center (In Brooklyn), I would sing and feel the audience shift in their seat as I sang. It's always powerful to hear feedback and testimonials that you sung something for a bit under 5mins that allowed someone forget their pain, mourning, or other issues at hand and/or be influenced to heal or better love themselves. Music is a ministry and singing is a connection to the Divine. Making God sounds.
Who is the biggest artist you’ve worked with?
I've sung in front of Destinys Child and Mariah at a BET Xmas taping as a teenager, but not with them. I had the distinct pleasure of singing with Susaye Greene, Patsy Moore, Charlene Moore, Tim Dillinger, Ron Gilmore and other amazing Artists. I shared the stage once with Ledisi at the Blue note it was surreal.
Tell us a little more about your recent project?
This project is called Journey: To Love. In a few songs it describes the journey to intimacy and assumed love during my first LTR. The realization came for me that I wasn't prepared to love another as I was not capable of loving myself, or understanding my worth as a companion. So this album chronicles the many lessons I had to process in order to find myself and my joy again.
What should we be looking forward to from you in the future?
Hoping to get some shows scheduled. COVID-19 has been a bummer. Currently, toying with the idea of a small socially distanced live virtual concert. Hope to be traveling and singing though, that is the ultimate goal here. Also, half the songs for the follow-up album have been written and at least two have been recorded. So looking forward to that creation process again.
Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?
Remember music was always more than catchy hooks and beats. Music at its essence stirs the soul and feelings. Support your independent artists.