The lyrics to Crush explore the old question of true love and whether it is reciprocated, questioning if his feelings are real or not.
The song managed to "crush" the competition upon release. It rose to the top of the American charts and received positive reviews from the music press. Crush is an age appropriate mid-tempo pop song showcasing his vocal styling with lovely harmonies and great falsetto effects.
The lyrics are sweet and innocent and concentrate on the common teen emotions which suit him perfectly to keep his young spirit evident. Crush mixes R&B beats with pop lyrics and sounds hip and contemporary
His voice captures the same doubt and hope your heart has when it beats each time you think of someone that takes your breath away. This song is very catchy and has enough speed and variety for both young and old.
Crush’s initial sales were strong enough to push the song to a #2 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on iTunes and #16 on Amazon.com after one week release.
Crush video was released on September 16, 2008, on iTunes and was directed by Declan Whitebloom.
The video innocently portrays David on an outing with friends trying to get the attention of a girl on whom he apparently has a crush. Several teens are together swimming at a lake, the guys get out, and David stays behind to help her out of the water. The teens are also shown in the cabin playing games and David is shown playing the guitar. Other scenes show them by a campfire and at the end, David goes out on the deck of the cabin and the girl follows him, showing that she shares his feelings.
Crush never gets old and you can get star struck listening to David’s fantastic voice and fall head over-heels in love. He takes you back to those bygone days of school girl crushes while you unconsciously hum along to the music and lyrics.
With lines like “Why do I keep running from the truth, all I ever think about is you, You got me hypnotized, so mesmerized” it’s hard not to feel for David as he cries, “I know this crush ain’t goin’ away,” and neither has ours!