Pop singers tend to be busy people. But that’s no reason for them to lose out on the chance to meet new friends who share common interests — even if those friends are also busy pop singers. Which is why we recently took it upon ourselves to introduce two amazing artists who didn’t know each other, but should. We arranged a visit between the velvety smooth singer David Archuleta and the sprightly songbird Alison Sudol, who performs as A Fine Frenzy. (We genuinely had no idea at the time, but she inspired the title track on his new album, The Other Side Of Down).
Read the twisty story to how this magical moment came together — and see the meet-up — in a special video below:
Here’s how it went down. We asked David, who’s been knocking out one silky performance after another in the run-up to his album, if there was anyone he’d always wanted to meet. (Because, you know, we have such HUGE Hollywood connections…) David sent over a very short list that included Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, and… Alison. As it happens, we do know someone who knows someone who knows her. (And we adore “Electric Twist”). We made a few calls and … voila! Meeting set.
We arranged for the two artists to meet at Hollywood’s fancy new W a few weeks ago while David was in town. And… it was the sweetest thing we’ve ever seen.
It turns out the two had plenty to talk about. David quizzed Alison about songwriting, and Alison (who has started work on her next album!) wowed David with details of the whimsical book she’s written. See for yourself.
David Archuleta and Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy — The Meet Up:
And as a special treat, Alison and her pal Omar (who plays with A Fine Frenzy), played a fantastic rendition of her song “Blow Away”, the tune that first turned David into an instant AFF fan.
A Fine Frenzy — “Blow Away” (live):
We were thrilled to be able to play a role in introducing two gifted artists. Hey, you should always take time to help out your friends, right?