I just came across this interview with Live Daily. Besides collaborating with Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace) and Ed Roland (Collective Soul), David has been writing with Zac Maloy of the Nixons and Jason Wade of Lifehouse.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
I understand you’re working on a new album and you had the chance to work with Collective Soul’s Ed Roland. How was it?
Aww, man, I am a big fan. Obviously, I did “The World I Know” on the show. He always seems to write just really solid, hooky music. I got more nervous about meeting guys like him than I did anybody else through the show and stuff. The bands I get into, you always worry about, “Are they going to be nice?” Ed was so cool. We’re talking about going golfing when we swing through Atlanta on the tour. He’s a stand-up guy. I was really, really happy with the way everything turned out. Yeah, cool guy.
Who else have you worked with on the album?
I’ve written with a few people. I got a chance to write with Raine Maida [lead singer] of Our Lady Peace. That was just crazy. He was so nice. I got to write with Zac Maloy of The Nixons, which was cool. Let’s see, who else? I got to write with Jason Wade of Lifehouse. I guess Im lucky. Everyone I’ve written with has been so nice and really cool. It’s been very fruitful. I’m really excited about where the record’s headed.
David also tells the story of how he was introduced to Our Lady Peace in high school.