I thought I’d like to share with you one of Declan Galbraith’s songs. Declan Galbraith has been one of my earlier crushes, and my crush on him started on 21 January some years ago, I don’t even remember exactly which year. Since Declan, I’ve already had two crushes, but I still like him a lot. So far I have showed you only 2 songs by him one
comes from his demo, and the other –
“Walking In The Air”
comes from his debut album – “Declan” – released in 2002 when Declan was 10 years old. Now he’s 27, and since 2017 I believe, uses the name Child Of Mind. He’s also working on an artistic project of the same name. He has released one EP so far, and it’s really intriguing. From a child who was mainly covering popular songs, he has come a long way, and developed tremendously! I find his lyrics particularly interesting. And the song I’m going to show you here – “Take A Look At My Diary – is the one that speaks to me the most, and is the most relatable for me. I think though that many other people with mental illnesses, but also other similar issues I guess, can probably relate to it easily. I am curious what has inspired him to write this song, as it is very true.
Yesterday was quite an important day for me because it was my Dad’s 50th birthday, but also because it was one of my crushes’ – Declan Galbraith’s – 27th birthday. I actually can’t quite believe it, he’d been my second music crush and at the time my crush on him had started he was 20, time is just flying so fast! Anyway, I’d like to celebrate his birthday, even though it’s already belated now, especially that when I was preparing to write this post and thinking about a song of him I could share, I realised the hard and awful truth, that although I’ve shared quite a lot from my three other music crushes, in this almost year of my blog’s existence I shared with you only ONE song by Declan! And that’s so very, VERY unfair!
Although it’s Declan’s 27th birthday so he’s an adult obviously since quite a while, I decided to share a song from his debut album, which was released in 2002 so when he was just 10-11 years old. Since then, as I guess I’ve already mentioned somewhere earlier, his style has been evolving quite a lot with each album and getting higher and higher which is so interesting to observe! But for now, I think this lovely song is perfect, especially that it’s Christmas season, and I think there’s no better version of “Walking In The Air” than Declan’s.
Hi all! 🙂
Another quite special piece today. Also from one of my musical crushes. I was on top of this crush in secondary and it was quite intense, in a totally different way than it was with Enya, with Declan it was quite like a typical crush.
Declan Galbraith is from Kent in England, but his dad is Scottish and mum is Irish. He started his career in 2002 when he was only eleven years old. He released his debut album back then and it consisted mainly of covers of more or less popular songs, also a few traditional ones. Actually, each of his albums has quite a different vibe. The second one was released when he was about 15 and was in a similar style, although he sounds more like a teenager on it so that’s what changes the vibe on it. The next album was released a year after when he already underwent voice mutation and this album is a bit more rock-like, but still more pop than rock. Then he had a long break because of studies and stuff and came back two years ago with some demo songs and a new single. And that’s what surprised me in his music the most. First thing is that he started to write his own lyrics. And often they are quite striking, I’d say. And his music style is a bit more, hm, sophisticated, a little bit more alternative. It’s not like a major change, but of this kind you can notice immediately if you’re familiar with his music. I felt somehow relieved because sometimes I felt a bit concerned. I noticed that he has quite a lot of fans who at the same time are fans of people like Bieber or One Direction or such, like my Zofijka, which really annoyed me tbh because I don’t think Bieber’s popularity is really a matter of his talent, but that’s just my personal opinion. So yeah, I was relieved to see that he goes in a slightly different direction and won’t be mixed with globally popular young pop stars. Zofijka also liked Declan and still likes his earlier songs, but when I showed her his single and some of other new songs, she was like meh, that’s not my style at all haha.
He’s not that very popular, actually I think it’s a bit weird but he seems much much more popular in Germany than in UK, which is his motherland. He also has a small bunch of fans in Poland, but really, rather very very small.
The song I wanna share with you is one of Declan’s demo songs that were only published online. It’s called “Strange World” and its lyrics really do speak to me.