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Something ‘Bout David

David Archuleta is LOVE. (Am I repeating myself?) David’s new single, “Something ‘Bout Love” has WIN plastered allllll over it. SUMMER HIT SUMMER HIT SUMMER HIT!!! That pic above shows EXACTLY how “Something ‘Bout Love” makes me feeeeeeeeeel!!!!

I’ve long known that a certain predominating pop production style known for its canned, clubby syncopation and inescapable electro-bot autotune overlay was a preferred flavor on today’s pop music menu. While I’ve always been one for vanilla with chocolate fudge sauce and peanuts, pop charts will bear out that the more popular flavor among David’s peers is of this more production-heavy variety.

You know what? I LUUUUUURVE “SOMETHING ‘BOUT LOVE!”. It’s a summer LOVE CHANT! It’s YOUNG! It’s It’s SUMMERY! It’s DANCEABLE!! It’s FULL OF HOPE!!! It’s ENCOURAGING!! It’s JOYFUL!! ON A STICK!!!YESSSSSSSS!

*calms down*

I remember David saying once that autotune is not for him. Ok. Lord KNOWS I couldn’t agree more. But this is not OVER-autotuned. Just enough to tip his hat to the genre (as in show ’em how it’s done, David, yessss!) while still infusing it with that @(&$(^@(Q(@&#(&@&#( ARCHU_MAGIC. (I MUST confess, I actually really, really LIKE the way it’s used in this song)

Bravo, David! BRAVOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

For those who don’t know (there really can’t be anybody reading this who doesn’t know, but…kikiki) David’s single, “Something ‘Bout Love” will be available for purchase exclusively at David’s official  website (davidarchuleta.com) on July 13, and available on iTunes July 20! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!  ANNNNND, you can listen to it right now on David’s site… IN A PERPETUAL LOOOOOP lolol…. I AM GIDDDDYYYYYYY!

And while I’m CELEBRATING, do NOT MISS David on July 4 on PBS “A Capitol Fourth” where he’ll join other BIIIG STARRRS on the West Lawn of the Capitol. David will sing the National Anthem and Stand By Me! I HOPE HE JAMS WITH GLADYS KNIGHT!!! YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!

*calms down*

OH, and while I’m at it…

RED BRITCHES FTW, DANGIT! He’s YOUUNNNG!! He’s BEAUTIFULLLLL! IT’S SUMMERRRR…He can MOOOOAAAAARRRRRR than get away with it!!! ON. A. STICK!!! YESSSSSSSS

ALLLLLRIGHTY, ebbybody… HAPPY SUMMER AND HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!!!

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Helloooo! It’s WAKE-UP TIIIME! Yowza!

Photo cred: MomJulee (thanks Mom!)

Photo cred: MomJulee (thanks again, Mom!)

Among other things divine, David unleashed two of his maybe-they’ll-be-on-his-upcoming-CD-maybe-they-won’t songs in Rexburg, Idaho last night, and honey, I LOVE what I’m hearin’/seein’ here. Fo SHO.

I’ve not yet seen video of all of last night’s peformances. His exquisite “Be Still My Soul” was, well, it was exquisite, of course, and a searingly heartfelt, tear-inducing, soul-stirring, reverent outpouring of a prayer, as only David can deliver. Absolutely perfect for BYU’s Spirit Week and a gift to everyone everywhere. Thank you, David. <3

Howevah, the subject at hand right HERE (rat’chere) is all about a taste of archu_grown POP and if this is any sign… PHEWEEE, his upcoming cd will be one rock solid home run. On a stick! I LOVE what he’s saying. And, boyhowdy, I LURRRRVE HOW he says it. These songs have quirk, message, personal voice, a little sass, guh-roove, great hooks and CHOPS, yowza! Fresh baked pop with heart, soul, fun… errrrrrrrrrrthang! Real Deal ArchuPop FTW!!! His performances speak volumes—He got it GOIN’ ONNNNNNNNNNN. You GO David! YOU. ARE. SO. F.I.E.R.C.E.

Not A Very Good Liar

vid credit: 8throwcenter (muldur! <3)

Parachutes and Airplanes

vid credit: annalisasinger84 (Anny! <3) (but REALLY shot by Gemzone’s 13 year old David-LOVING Granddaughter. Woot! Great JOB! Thanks Kaylee! Kaylee ftw!)

David is making relevant, current, relatable (singable, danceable, lovable, quirky, personal…wait, am I repeating myself?…*slaps self*) pop, and doing it EXCEEDINGLY WELL. (And it ain’t teenie-bop, neither. It’s bigger and better and quirkier and more personal and…*slaps self* than that. As always.) If these two songs don’t make it to the cd, then what does beddah be DANG GOOD. I reeeeeeallly like these, and I reeeeeeeally like “Best Behavior” and “If I Could Only Be.” (So there.)

Y’know, I’ve been pondering the (now world-famous…lol) “big news” tweet announcement (first seen via a Jive tweet. Miracles never cease) to come on David’s facebook this week. I know it’s not standard practice to book a tour out-of-sync with an album-drop, but I wonder if a mini-solo-tour might be in store, PRE-album. It would be a great way to test the waters on these and moaaaaaarrrr songs, AND keep the “Chords of Strength” mojo goin’ (AND take FULL advantage of the interwebz and youtube for buzz and feedback.) THAT would be way cool. That could be WAY SMART. IF… it’s economically feasible. In fact, could be that the ENTHUSIASTIC response to his book tour (for his NEW YORK TIMES No. 15 BEST SELLING MEMOIR thankyouverymuch! *so proud!*) has been enough to convince “the team” that a mini-tour right about now could work out quite nicely, while everybody’s on summer break. And it would get that guy back on the stage where he belongs performing. Callllll me cray-zeh, but I do believe he misses it. :)  Ok… /end pondering]

One last note. Is it just me, or does his “Works For Me” just get more frickin frackin  guh-roovilicious by the minute? Shee-ee-eeeesh. STOP THAT, DAVID. (not)

vid credit: 8throwcenter (muldur! <3)

Ok, I lied. THIS is the last note: Titles like “Not a Very Good Liar” and lines like “you remind me of a ballerina dancing on a wire”… this is quirk I can’t EVAH get enough of. And the tempo and beat of both… luuuuuuv. I dig the pace and beat. And  I LOVE that he’s embracing his head voice and slingin’ it all around. Also, (1) I am pleased to report that I’m not the only one who at first heard “like walking on a trampoline” as “like a monkey on a trampoline” kikiki (I was down with that. NO PROB.) And (2) at first the “feel like you’re ten feet off the ground” read “feel like a turkey off the ground” LOL. Hey, I was ready to buy it, I tell ya. What can I say, I dig quirk. lol OH, and I adore that “Parachutes & Airplanes” was dedicated to Claudia. <333333  <3333333333

OK done.

Bedtime Story

The Nightingale, A Tale from the Stories of Hans Christian Andersen with Illustrations by Edmund Dulac

Click this image to read the tale. Sweet Dreams. :)

Um, David, excuse me but…

David Archuleta's memoir, "Chords of Strength" hits New York Times Bestseller List June 11, 2010. Squeeee!

Did I say *SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!* already? :)

The Peace David

I. am. just. say. ing.

For some of us it was Natalie. Others, The Boss.

And. HONEY. it. is. allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. good.

BUT… NOTHING is bettah than David Archuleta.

(Please, David, cover Pink Cadillac. No, don’t. No, do. No, don’t. No…)

(Ok. I know. The chances of that are remote. But it moz def could happen. One day.)

Speaking of remote, I am not even remotely ready to talk about “Chords of Strength.”

Yet.

But this I can say right this red hot minute:

David, you are pure L.O.V.E. and nuthin’ BUT.

Wrapped in a heavy duty bullet-proof blanket of REAL DEAL.

(on a stick)

And I thank you.

From the bottom of my HEART.

PEOPLE..RUN, DO NOT WALK –>

That. Is. All.

I loves me my Mister Sassy

Man, when he’s relaxed and comfortable…WATCH OUT, PEOPLE. DANG he slays me. (Oh, and nice hair, buddy) All this Archu_activity of late is makin’ me KUH-RAZY. I don’t have time for this insanity. Cut it out, David. (Not)

Fresh Baked Guhroovitude

YOWZA!! Soooo happy. BRANG IT, David! *Spazz!* *Squeeee!* *THUD!* (Nice hair.)

What more could one possibly say?

Dear David, this right here is workin’ for meeeeee, too! :) I wouldn’t mind one bit if you sang Works For Me from now on, for every tour. OK? OK. It’s YOUR SONG. You love the song. I love the song. Done deal. :) Thank you for brangin’ the guh-ROOOVE. You are SO FIIIIINE.

Speaking of which… boyhowdy! Lean On Meeeeeeee!

awesome video from 8throwcenter (muldur!) :)

That face

Well lookie what emerges when you view David's latest vlog with your handy night vision goggles.

Even uber dark vlogs yield beautiful surprises. But then for me pretty much anything from David yields beautiful surprises one way or another. The image above is a (heavily) manipulated screen shot from his latest vlog “May Day.”

That FACE.

SHEESH already.

Pure Love. Just no getting around it. And who would want to?

It’s not just “the pretty” in this visage that won’t let go.  I guess it’s just everything—two years (plus) of everything. For all I know, that specific image up there is only hypnotizing and mesermizing to me, and me alone. But for me, it’s not just the immediacy of the floating “mirror, mirror on the wall” face emerging from the darkness, nor even the way the light plays on that omg lower lip, (though I confess, I’ve always been a sucker for chiaroscuro.) I swear there’s a certain (and inescapable) je ne sais Mona Lisa quois mystery in that expression. Am I crazy? (Do not answer that.)

OK, I can see analyzing this is not helping.

(Let’s all just sit here right in front of our monitors and stare at it til our heads cave in, ok? Ready, set, go…)

I’m sure everybody’s seen it, but for reference here’s the uber dark vlog complete with Grade A Random Archu_Rambling … about may day, cinco de mayo, time and the flying thereof, leaving suitcases in ever so pricey cabs, taking the ever so hundredtimescheaper economical metro for the first time in LA, hangin’ with friends, writing, Mike K, Eman, and being really, reeeeallly excited for us to HEAR THESE SONGS (yessss!) because he himself personally is really, really IN THESE SONGS (yeessssssssssss!!)

How can a perfectly rambly, random, uber dark vlog manage to…aaauugghhhh … what…even…this madness must cease. RIGHT NOW.

PS: David, thank you for the perfectly rambly and random uber dark vlog. We will wait patiently (kinda) for anything you have for us. Why? Because, FYI, you happen to make us ridiculously happy. (Really.)

*tears hair out*

Who knew?

On Newsstands Now!

On Newsstands Now! (not)

HAIR, glorious HAAAIIIIRRRR! (click image for larger view)

Ok, it’s not really on newsstands now. I was overcome with silliness and… well, things happen. “Look what you made me ‘did!” (I am not responsible. David’s fault.) We all have OUR WAYS of *fidgeting* when we’re tying not to be over-anxious about somebody possibly releasing a new single, RIGHT? RIGHT. Imagine how PLEASED I was when I saw what pic David JUST chose for his new twitter avi. :) This is not the exact one… but … works for meeeee! Woot!


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David's hit single "Something 'Bout Love" available July 20 at davidarchuleta.com and his upcoming CD also available for PRE-ORDER on July 20!
New Hit Single from David Archuleta, Available July 20 at davidarchuleta.com
David Archuleta's memoir "Chords of Strength" hits New York Times Best Seller List at No. 15, June 11, 2010

David’s tweets