Category Archives: David's blog

Learning Not to Give a Damn

I know this may not be a popular opinion among the fanbase, but I’m really digging this version of David Archuleta.

That’s right, David. Claim your life back for you! DO YOU!

Here’s an excerpt from David’s latest blog:

I mentioned last week that I have deleted the twitter and instagram apps from my phone. Why?  So I could see how much more time I would have on my hands without them.

I would, without even thinking, pull my phone out, click on these apps, and start looking through photos, and what’s going on in other people’s lives. Not only that, you come across pictures and comments of what other people think about your life.  This curiosity of what others think of you starts affecting your own view of who you are, whether it be blowing things up so your head gets big, or being hurt by the very opinionated people who happen to have an opinion about every detail of your life.  But that’s beside the main point.

My main point is that I think I am on my phone for 60 seconds and I look at the time realizing 45 minutes have passed by.  I was wasting too much time waiting for a new update, new picture, and imagining that I am connecting to the world when really I was becoming disconnected to reality— feeling unaccomplished and a little empty after all that time with each curiosity session of snooping around other people’s lives and what other snoopy people thought of my own life.

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“I Hope the Music That Comes…You Can Feel is Real”

1st-blog-2015

Oh, David… Don’t we know it! Whatever the shape your music takes, your fans always know that “the music that comes will be something that [we] can feel is real.”

I remember when his blogs used to be highlights in the fanbase back in the day (even more so than his video blogs). Check out what David has to say in his “first blog of 2015” (I guess this will become a regular occurrence!):

First Blog for 2015

It has been a while since I have made a blog, but I had to get through a few things before I could open up again to everyone.  I have still been writing and working, and in the next few months will continue doing that, as I am really excited to find the right story to tell this time in music.  However, before you can understand what will be coming, I have to be honest and open about some things.  This is going to be a long blog, but I have a lot to get out.  The next time I do a blog, it will probably relate to what is shared here.

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As an aside, I just have to say: I still love David! As someone who was a serious introvert back when I was David’s age, I totally and fully understand where he is coming from.  I love that he’s embraced this about himself (as if his hardcore fans didn’t know this about him already – at least those of us who are paying attention). I will never be fully on board with any outward displays of religious devotion to a particular faith (just because it doesn’t always lend itself to a “universal” frame of reference or experience, unless he keeps it general enough to allow fans of different faiths and belief systems to relate), but his Voice can do all the necessary “translation.” When he says his music will come from a “real” place? I believe it! Because he’s shown time and again that’s what his priorities are.

Go ahead David, and Do You! That’s all any of us die-hard fans have ever wanted (and why we still follow you).

New David Blog!

It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these (and who else is impressed that David is a fan of the great vocalist Ella Fitzgerald?):

Helloo to everyone from Nashville. It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog, so I thought it’d be a good week to write one.

I’ve had a really great past couple of weeks! I’ve been on the first leg of a radio promo tour, and it’s been great visiting all the different radio stations and getting to perform again! I started in Greenville, South Carolina for B93.7’s Zoo-A-Palooza to help raise money for the local Greenville Zoo there. I then went to Louisville, Kentucky where I got to do a show for WDJX with other performers like We The Kings, Hot Chelle Rae, Iyaz, and Kris Allen as the host. It was really fun hanging with everyone there. We then made stops at 106.3 in Lexington, Q102 in Cincinnati, WNCI in Columbus, and Q102 in Philly. It’s fun getting to go to all of the different radio stations! We also went to PRO FM in Rhode Island, which is always great going over to see them! After that we went to Sixflags New England for a show with KC 101 where Auburn, Boys Like Girls, Flo Rida, and Bruno Mars performed at too. I must admit that I’m a pretty big fan of Bruno Mars’s stuff. He has an awesome voice. I’m sure you guys know his new song Just the Way You Are, but if you haven’t then you should really check it out.

After all the radio promo, it was time to go to New York for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day where Shontelle, Allstar Weekend, Demi Lovato, and Jonas Brothers also performed. It was really fun. It was cool meeting Allstar Weekend and hanging with them, and then seeing Shontelle and Demi again. I didn’t really get to say much to the Jonas Brothers, but I did catch a bit of their soundcheck. It was cool getting to sing “Something ‘Bout Love” for the first time live.. period.. lol, then also first time live on TV both acoustically on Good Day NY and then with the energy of the band on AAKD. Hope you guys have been enjoying the performances! It’s also been fun getting to introduce another new song from the album called “Elevator” that I first sang in Greenville. It’s one of my favorite songs on the album and I feel is a good representation of what else you’ll be getting from the album :). More of the David vibe haha.

So… we’ve been getting things wrapped up with the album The Other Side of Down!! It’s been pretty crazy trying to get everything finalized but we’re pretty much finished and have done all we can under the amount of time that there was to work with haha. I’m really excited! We’re a little over a month away from it coming out October 5th, and I’m already starting to feel the anxious and the jitters. I really hope all the work this last year pays off though for all of you! Anyway I am going to end for today, and talk to you guys later!

Songs for the day: Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Misty – Ella Fitzgerald

This song has really been growing on me lately for some reason. Ella is incredible.

David to Attend Idol Finale

Can’t wait for those new red carpet photos! (Sorry I’m late with posting David’s new blog):

Hey everyone! I thought I’d leave a note to let you guys know about what’s been up with me lately. This last weekend was a really great one! I got to spend time with some friends, which included some who drove down from Utah, and we all went to the Santa Monica Pier and rode the ferris wheel haha. We also walked around 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica and had a great time walking around and seeing the street performers. It’s really neat watching a bunch of those street performers. There are some really talented people who are down there performing that you’ll have to check out if you ever go there. We also ate at a restaurant called Buddha’s Belly and had some great ginger fried rice. Good stuff. I had a really fun time hanging with my friends. They rode the segways too but I’m too afraid to ride those lol. I really want to ride a bike sometime! I haven’t had a bike for sooo long, and I’m reaching a point where I’m tired of not riding one. I think I’m going to put that on my list of things to do. Yesterday I was finishing up vocals on some more songs. I know that Eman has been bubble tweeting and teasing you guys on twitter by playing the ends of some of the songs I’ve worked on with him lol. He’s funny. But I can’t wait until you guys get to hear the WHOLE songs! I’ve really appreciated how you guys have been supportive even during the quiet times, it really makes me feel better :). I’ll really try to wrap things up though! We’re just trying to plow through things and still get them sounding good. Today I’ll be heading out to Cupertino to the Apple headquarters! It should be fun to go there. I’ll be participating in what they have called Apple Idol for the workers there and it’ll be fun to see everything. I know Brooke White went last year and had a really great time. What have you guys thought of American Idol this season? You excited about the final 2? I think Crystal and Lee are both really talented people. I’m still impressed with how nice of a guy Lee was when I went back to perform earlier this season. He’s a really cool guy. My sister is in love with him. It’s weird because I’ve never seen her obsess over an idol contestant the way she has with him. She certainly didn’t act this way when I was on haha, which is totally ok. I not only got to talk to him but also Crystal and they were both nice to talk to. I’m really excited about going to the finale next week! It’s always so exciting to go back and see everyone there and catch up. It’s so chaotic with it being finale week though! And it’s always a pain trying to find clothes to wear because there’s the red carpet and all the pictures lol. But I’ll figure something out! Well I better get going, but let me know how you’ve felt about this season of American Idol and what performances really stood out to you. Let me know who you’re rooting for too! I’ll update again later.Song for the day – I’m Gonna Get You – Bizarre Inc.This song brings back memories when I was a teeny tiny kid. It was one of my favorite songs back when I still lived in Miami. Good times 🙂

New David Blog!

First an apearance on AI!

Second: the news of a certain person off his management team: Listen to David on Ryan Seacrest’s Radio Show.

And now his latest blog. Go David! (And congrats on new management! What we’ve all been waiting to hear! Woohoo – to quote Peter and Valbraz):

Helloooo everyone. I wanted to check in really quick and let you know about my time yesterday back at the American Idol studios. I had such a great time!!

I have to admit being on that stage again shook me and my nerves up pretty good. I wasn’t sure what was going on with my mind. Just seeing the audience, the contestants, and then the judges was so weird lol. But I saw Ellen smiling right before I started and it made me feel better haha. But I haven’t really performed Imagine very much in the last couple of years since I had sung it twice on Idol, and now it’s 3 times. But it was such a privilege to get to sing it again, because I think it’s a song with a message that’s important for people to hear again right now. It also reminded me of how much that song meant to me, and to again show people what I love about what music can do for others.

So while I was at the studios, I got to meet all of the contestants. I was on my way to get something from my hotel room, and saw them all standing outside waiting for rehearsal. I got out of the car and ran out to say hi to all of them really quick. A group of cool people! And they sure did really well this week. I’m really glad that the judges decided to use the save this week with big Mike because that was pretty intense lol. Anyway, I also got to see all of the crew again! my old studio teacher who now is Katie and Aaron’s teacher was there, along with all the stage managers, producers, security, cleaners, technicians, and so many more people. I forgot how many people were involved to make the show happen, and I was glad to see them all.

My mom decided the day before to drive down with my grandpa and sister to come see the show since my mom’s dad has never attended an Idol show. It was fun having them there, along with some of my friends. It was a fun night to perform and have them there since Jason Derulo and Rihanna were there. Jason and I both performed at Jordin Sparks’ charity event back in February, and he is seriously one of the coolest, friendliest artists out there. A really nice guy, and my little sister
loves him lol. I also had the chance to meet Rihanna who was also really nice (and tall, but she had really high heels on. She’s still taller than me either way.) But it was just a fun day yesterday! I
hope those of you who watched it enjoyed it! I love getting to sing a song like that, and hope to find more songs like that in the future to perform for you guys .

Another thing I got to do this week was go to the Five For Fighting concert with Matt Wertz opening for them! It was such a goooood concert!! Matt invited me to go and it is one of my favorite concerts
I’ve attended! The music was just so good, and it just moves you. Some of my friends came with me and were introduced to some great music. You guys ought to check both of them out if you haven’t yet! One of the dances at my high school actually had a Matt Wertz song as the theme haha. That’s how I first found out about his music, and now I’ve gotten the chance to write with him and hang out with him. And as you may know from going to the Christmas tour, I performed a Five for Fighting song called The Riddle during those concerts. When I was watching that show, it made me really think, “Man, I hope to be able to do that with my own music and writing some day.” John Ondrasik (from
Five for Fighting) really does that with the songs that he writes. He tells amazing stories in them that just really hit you and make you think and feel. But really it was a great great show!

Well that’s all I had to say for now! I wanted to let you guys know I had a great time at Idol, and now after a meeting and some interviews today I’m off to a writing session. Tomorrow I’ll be singing at the
half time game for the Utah Blaze, which will be fun to support a Utah team haha. One of my really good friends is such a Blaze fan, and I’m doing it in honor of him. It’ll be great to be with my family tomorrow too since it’s my mom’s birthday. But I better get going to this writing session, and I’ll talk to you guys later!

David

songs for the day: Sweetness in Starlight – Matt Wertz
this was the song that was the theme for one of the dances at my high
school haha. I love it.

Chances – Five for Fighting