Posts Tagged 'Works For Me'

Ohhh Kayla and Jenna …~!@#$%^*(%$#@!~

*bangs head on wall*


~@#$%^&* ((*^%#@! @#$%^)( *&^%$#@ ~!@#$%) (&^%$#@ !!@#$%^ &(*&^%$#@!@#$ %^&*(* &^$#@! @#$%^ ^%(  hellllllp meeeeeeeeeeeee

For in-depth discussion, refer to this exhaustive expert analysis

Me-0-my, in all my *sPaZzZzzZzY-ness* I almost forgot to post the full video in all it’s unbearably wonderful glory! There is SO MUCH Archu_GOLD in this gem, i can’t even…


thank you 8throwcenter (muldur! <3)


hellllllllppppppp meeeeeeeeeeeeeee

thank you emilyluvsarchie  :) <3

thank you jr4djma :) (JackRyan4da! <3)

thank you ArchuletaAvenue :) (Wanda! :) <3)

*bangs head on table*


It’s ever so KABOOMish

Something ‘Bout Love has officially dropped—what better time to blither on and onnnnn about the awesomeage of David and Something ‘Bout Love. (Again. heh)

It’s been a loooong time since I gave anything even vaguely techno-lectro-bot dance-clubby-sounding even a nanosecond’s worth of my attention. To me that genre has always felt simultaneously D.O.A. and way too in my face. No heart. No soul. Nothin’ but noisy, meaningless, over-produced, canned, empty calories for me. But THEN David dishes it out and does so in the only flavor he serves up: DEEE-LUXE, with extra, vitamin-enriched SPRINKLES and a big honkin’ DOLLOP of whipped cream.

When I first heard SBL the *spazz* quotient immediately flew clean off the METER for me. I was flung into immediate and ongoing emergency spazz mode. *TILT*TILT*TILT* Yes, of course I hear the snycopated lectro-techno canned dance-clubby vibe with the (i gotta say, prit-tee judiciously applied, imo) autotune, even though he certainly could’ve delivered this little ditty just as magnificently (no, moooaar magnificently) without it,  and I’m the first to confess that historically that vibe has never been my thang (still isn’t)… STILL, SBL instantaneously registered in my mind as a WHOA! Show’em how it’s done KA-BOOOM-ey sorta thing. (: And that earworm took up permanent residence immediately.

I have to wonder if David’s worried about what we’ll take away from this song.  I do know he did (almost dismissively) refer to it as (just?) a “summer fun” kinda thing, and has said publicly that autotune is not for him (got that right, buddy…dear Jive, no need for gratuitous synthesizing with the Archulator. You did better this time, but do like I do…Trust The Archulator) and he did make sure we heard him say that it is not representative of the overall vibe his upcoming album Other Side of Down will have —and while I’m glad it’s not indicative of the overall direction he’s taking with his sophomore album, YOU KNOW WHAT? It is just so STINKIN’ much FUN! It definitely screams SUMMER HIT to me. OK, David, we’re on the same page in this way: You say summer fun, I say summer fun. It is moz def summer fun. I can only guess that this mildly apologetic note I seem to detect (maybe it’s just me) may be because the choice to make SBL the summer single was a compromise to appease “the suits.” Maybe there was something else he’d rather have released as a single. (Maybe that’s partly what performing Parachutes and Airplanes and Not A Very Good Liar and If I Could Only Be, live, was all about. Maybe. And I love those songs. R.E.A.L.L.Y…L.O.V.E…T.H.E.M.) Or maybe he was a little bit worried that some of his fans would think this is the new him if SBL was the chosen single and they would drop him. (Oh, David, honey, I don’t think you have anything to worry about. Trust me.)

I just hafta say, Something ‘Bout Love is one massive LOVEBOATLOAD of Summer Fun, AND I can already tell it’ll definitely catch the attention of a measurable chunk of music consumers out there who up til now were NOT paying attention. BUT THEY ARE NOW :) (and that is probably precisely why it was selected as the summer single release.)  Just random reactions I’ve caught wind of in response to the early radio play it has already received bears this out.  And — because it’s David — woven right into the fabric of SBL’s lectro-boppy-poppy heart it is steeped in his ever present message of hope and encouragement and optimism: Despite all the ups and downs of love…the blaming yourself… the world falling down like rain…you gotta move on… live and let live… don’t give up…don’t lose hope… take your time… you gotta believe… and hang on HANG ONNNN for the ride of your liiiiiife … bcz it’s worth it…bcz it’s gonna be alright…bcz ultimately something bout LOVE sets you freeeee. And it’s all wrapped up in a vehicle bursting with irrepressible, youthful optimism and a big fat “It’s SUMMER, DANGIT, and I DARE you not to dance” danciness and an even BIGGER  just-TRY-not-to-blast-this-baby-from-your-car-radio-full-volume-with-all-the-windows-down-when-you’re-cruisin’ -of-a-summer’s-eve on your way to havin’ your own summer  fun.

AND OF COURSE—it is, for moi, also irrevocably linked with that dang crisp white v-neck tee and them dang red britches and WAY-too-good HAIR and GUH that FACE… and finished off with hints of amusement park in the background—all now permanently SEARED onto my brain cell. (I am forevah beholden to that lovely random fan at Coney Island.)

Now, for all we know the official video will play up the hurt and *emo*drama* of young love and all the “fun” amusement park squences will be looking back to times past… a lost love (a la ALTNOY). No idea. But (thanks to to that dang britches photo and the brilliance that is TOfan) I have MY OWN VIDEO already playin’ in my head …and I’m stickin’ TO it. (If I lurve the real vid, well then I’ll have two vids, now won’t I. Works for meeee. :p)

Speaking of which…I remember spazzin’ big time when I first heard Works For Me. (I still spazz so bad over that song I’m surprised I’m even still ALIVE.) FOR ME it was like witnessing David step up, easily-breezily, with a big ole steel spike & sledge hammer in tow and casually STAKING HIS CLAIM on SOULFUL POP TURF, as in “I think I like it here and I think I’ll STAY awhile…IF. YOU. DON’T. MIND.” It is HIS song, HIS story, HIS GUH-ROOVE-I-TUDE (oh baby) and HIS RIGHTFUL territory thanyouverymuch. I won’t even START re: how the “industry” is serving up so much I-DON’T-EVEN-KNOW schtuffffz and calling it “R’n’B”. Psh. Bull Hockey. For me, David showed ’em how it’s done. OMG I get *wobbly* just thinkin’ about it.

But I digress…

With SBL I get a similar (but not the same) feeling. It’s like he ambles into the ring (I’m talkin’bout that ring where the Big Pop Dogs spar) and says somewhat modestly “You mean something like this?” and then *BAM!* slaps down the Something ‘Bout Love monster and leaves everybody DYING A HAPPY DEATH. Even those who don’t wanna like a lectro-bot ditty are not safe. He manages to infuse it with everything that’s important to HIM (both in content and style,) delivers it seemingly effortlessly with all the stinkin’ awesomage of his ingrained musical intelligence and chops, and yet hangs strictly within the confines of what I consider a specific (and for me usually inadequate) pop musical genre. It’s as if David’s just delivering a friendly tip’o’the’hat to a genre that so many DO love and associate so much fun with in their own lives (himself included, no doubt)… and then meanders off (in search of a more Beautiful Distraction, perhaps?) leaving a trail of happy corpses in his wake. (: Verdict: HOME RRRRRRRRUNNNN! (and, hey, nice hair… but, yo, watch it with the Archu_gaze, buddy. People. could. get. HURT.)

Oh, one more thing, since I can blibberblabber and blither on and onnnnnnn here at the planet …

I find this so… just plain crazy::  Something ‘Bout Love is nothing if not YOUNG. UBER YOUNG (in the BEST of possible ways). It is SUMMERY. It is DANCEY. It is BOPPY.  Am I wrong? (Answer: NO! :p)

And yet I’ve seen so many comments indicating that this song shows how David’s “all grown up.”


(yeah, you’n’me, both, buddy)

Sorry, but David has shown massive musical and personal maturity for literally YEARS now. What David has done with Something ‘Bout Love is THIS (once AGAIN) :  SHOWN ‘EM HOW IT’S DONE. KABOOM!! Behold The Archulator!! Woot!


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.

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!) :)

I love my avi


So expressive, don’t you think? I’ve always loved that look on his face. It kind of says “WHAAAAAAAAA…???? HUH?????”

Works for me. :) Big time. Never goes out of style in the archu_verse, that’s fo’ sho’.

Another of my avi’s that also works for me:

You shouldn't fight anyway!

Words to live by. Uh huh. Oh yeahhh. (Also includes the ever-so-relevant “When @DavidArchie tweets, people (and cats) listen. Yo.” Oy.)

At times I’ve thought maybe I should change my avi to this:

or maybe even this:

But…nah. lol

Let’s just have us a little bubbly, shall we?  *cheers!*


And it’s alllllll still workin’ for me.

“…yeah, yeahhh…mmmm-mmmm…”  :)

Ongoing Blog

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

David’s tweets