Imagine being in the national spotlight. In The Real World (yes that one on MTV). You’re a frat boy who’s simply cuter-than-cupid and to start that next chapter of your life. So what is one such as he supposed to do? It’s Simple. Be BOLD.
In Davis Mallory’s case, his big bold move isn’t getting married to the man of his dreams (even though he’s ready). Instead he’s released his first single from his EP LOUD. It’s a lush, heartfelt ballad about those special people who come into our lives, ignite our passions and turn our world’s upside down. Today we take a walk through his coming out journey, experiences with falling under someone’s spell, and discover how the art of his music and music video truly imitates art.
- Why do the ppl you expect to support you, don’t?
- Davis wanted to be been seen & hopefully inspire others to come out
- A few key books helped him talk with students about being a gay Christian
- Hear how Davis dealt with his self-loathing…
- If you dream it, you can do it (yes at any stage in life)!
Connect with Davis Mallory
Born and raised in Marietta, GA, Davis was surrounded by a musical family and grew up singing in his church choir. His uncle John Mallory wrote songs for Sixpence None the Richer and Wynona Judd. His uncle Chaz Corzine managed artists Amy Grant, The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams and Michael W. Smith.
In addition to appearing on MTV’s The Real World and MTV’s The Challenge, Davis was a music news correspondent for MTV’s NewNowNext.com, curating playlists, reviewing live shows, promoting new music and interviewing artists including Ellie Goulding, Janelle Monae and NERVO. He also worked in A&R and promotion for Astralwerks Records (UMG/Capitol), engaging campaigns for David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Empire of the Sun, Kylie Minogue, NERVO, and Kraftwerk, among others. While at Astralwerks, Davis began training as a DJ, making his debut at the legendary nightclub Pacha. He also began to dabble in songwriting.
In 2013, Davis moved to Nashville to focus solely on songwriting and recording music. From 2015 through 2016, he wrote over 130 songs. He selected those he felt were the most homogenous to create his debut EP, LOUD. Mallory’s “Under Your Spell” is now available on iTunes and the LOUD EP release will be available on iTUNES April 25, 2017.
Books Discussed On This Podcast:
The Children Are Free: Reexamining the Biblical Evidence on Same-sex Relationships