Nashville singer-songwriter Davis Mallory partners with Peruvian DJ Aaron Marz on a new progressive house track, “Lost,” which shares an uplifting message about feeling lost in life with the realization that you are actually not.
“I wrote ‘Lost’ about my own journey through life, often times not seeing the bigger picture around me, but trusting that God has a watch on me,” says Davis. “It’s also an encouragement for people everyday to make the best decisions they can.”
Deep down you know you have a purpose here so shine your light
And don’t let the things you did define the things you do tonight
You’ve traveled all these miles so don’t give up and don’t back down
You’re own your way you might not know it now, but you’re not lost
You don’t have to look far to divine Davis’ personal connection to these lyrics.
Having handled the pressures of the public spotlight since 2006 when he became a fan favorite on MTV’s The Real World: Denver, he recently penned a powerful personal essay for Billboard celebrating a year and a half of sobriety.
After hitting his own “rock bottom” in February 2017, Davis shares that he was inspired to stay sober, in part, by Demi Lovato’s public sobriety. And her recent overdose reminded him of the challenges of living in a world where “you are ‘cool’ if you are drunk and on drugs.”
We have pioneered the “love is love” movement, but the next movement I’d like to see a shift towards is creating a healthy world for us to live our true best lives.
Imagine a counter-culture that celebrates sobriety as being cool and champions the aftereffects this does to one’s life: a healthy glow, making wiser choices, quality sleep, participating in loving, non-toxic relationships with other people, accomplishing your goals, and actually living your life to the fullest — this should be taught to our LGBTQ+ youth and all society.
Influential people have the responsibility to lead by example and it is my hope that being vocal about my sobriety empowers others to do the same.
Those lyrics for “Lost” take on a much deeper meaning in that context, now, don’t they? I highly encourage you to read the full essay.
“Lost” premiered on the popular music site YourEMD, with writer Petey Mac praising Davis’ new musical offering:
“‘Lost’ is an anthem reminiscent of what you may hear in an Axwell or Ingrosso set, something that would rock the main stage at festivals like Ultra and Tomorrowland. It’s fueled with an encouraging message that can’t help but fill you with hope and reassurance about life your purpose. It’s a message that will translate to any soul all across the world, and so beautifully done by both Aaron Marz and Davis Mallory.”
I’ve previously covered Davis on The Randy Report here, here and here.
Take listen below, and find more about the dashing Davis Mallory at DavisMallory.com.