Semple Sessions – David Truman


David performing with The Mellophants at The Smiling Moose on Pittsbutgh’s Southside on Jan. 2nd of this year

Today, we have one of my favorite musicians and one of my favorite people, the fantastic David Truman (formerly) of the band The Mellophants.


He truly pours his heart and soul into his music. And he’s constantly experimenting and growing as an artist. More than anyone else I know, David speaks his mind and expresses
his views on life, no matter how controversial they may or may not be. He has a lot to say, and music gives him a platform to express it.

PSIMG_3632He’s been creating music for many years, having been in two bands previously, The Mellophants and Off the Record. I’ve been able to witness his transformation from then until now and his growth has truly been exponential.


David’s first full-length LP, Stay Awake and Dream by The Mellophants

Stay Awake and Dream, the first studio album he recorded with The Mellophants, has a special place in my heart, I really feel connected with the music. I get nostalgic just listening to it. I cannot recommend it enough.

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David Truman (right) and Patrick Fabila (left) from The Mellophants

In today’s session, we discussed his upcoming solo EP and hear a preview of two songs from t
he release. David tells us his creative goals for his upcoming project and music i
n general. He also tells us how psychedelics gave him new perspective into how music affects an audience and creates an atmosphere.

This fall, he’s moving across the pond to the UK with his fiancee to study theoretical physics and perform music over there. He said he wants to create a band called Harry Truman and the Atomics. So great things are ahead.

Thanks for watching, everyone! I was late with this one, but we’ll be back with a new session Wednesday, so be on the lookout for that.Be sure to get out The Mellophants on Bandcamp and on Soundcloud.





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