David Mark Bulley

FRESH: ‘The Calm Before The Storm’ – David Mark Bulley

David Mark Bulley releases his powerful new single “The Calm Before The Storm”.

by Christopher Smith

British singer-songwriter David Mark Bulley is back with his most raw and honest track to date “The Calm Before The Storm”. Last summer, David’s personal struggles got the better of him, leaving him to feel worthless, lost and stuck in a dark place. With no desire to create music, or even to wake up the next morning, he locked himself away in his room. By chance, he decided to listen to the voice notes on his phone and came across an old hook which later turned into “The Calm Before The Storm”.

Described by David as “a song about reflection, growth and hope”, “The Calm Before The Storm” looks back on the self-loathing experienced by David during that summer and the destruction it caused both physically and mentally. However, the song takes an empowering turn during the anthemic chorus as David acknowledges that it is possible to find light even during the darkest of times. With hopeful lyrics and a rousing beat, the track is the perfect reminder that we are strong enough to overcome any battle.

Upon its release, the track peaked at number 14 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart, a promising start for David’s new music. “The Calm Before The Storm” is taken from David’s upcoming album, which is due for release later this year. Armed with a new mindset and a new found confidence in himself, David’s forthcoming era of music is set to be his most eye-opening and cohesive work to date.

David Mark Bulley is a London based singer-songwriter who wears his heart on his sleeve. Combining truthful lyrics with captivating melodies, his music gives a powerful insight into his struggles, fears and demons, whilst also showcasing his strength and determination to survive. Whilst David is a UK based artist, he has also accumulated a strong following in Poland, as well as interest in other countries such as France, and Japan. He has already performed headline and supporting shows in Poland, and also performed at Torwar Arena as part of the 2016 Young Stars Festival.

Additionally, he has recorded a special duet of his song “Sunlight” with Polish artist Sylwia Przybysz. It features on her album Tylko Raz, which ranked at number 15 in the Polish pop charts. David Mark Bulley has been honing his craft for a number of years, but now is the time for him to share his story with the world.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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