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The Other Side Of Down - [Album]
Status: In Stores Now!
Released: October 5, 2010
Record Label: Jive
No tour dates or events at this time!
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Hey guys! I hope you all LOVE the new layout as much as I do — thanks so much to my friend Andrew for designing it and with great new photos of David, speaking of photos the Gallery is in the process of being completely re-done so I am re-uploading everything so the Gallery will be up within a few days I hope!
Leave your comments in the tag board or in the comments of what you think of the layout!
Hope everyone had a great St. Patrick’s Day! David uploaded a new video blog for all of us so he definitely made my St. Patrick’s Day a great one! David has been having a ton of meetings and such, so fingers crossed for David that everything goes well!!
David lets us know a little bit more about parting ways with Jive and his management WEG and what the future holds for his career! I’m excited!
Webmaster Note: I am actually glad that David can now record a new album with a NEW label and new management that will actually PROMOTE him and get his new music out there! This is NOT the end of David, guys! He will definitely be back very soon with something brand new for us, including a new label and management, i’m sure of it! He works SO hard – and he definitely will not be leaving us!
Sorry for the lack of updates recently – it’s not like us, but not much has been going on in the Archuleta world but hopefully that will change soon. I am going to catch up on any Interviews, etc. that David may have done! We are not going anywhere, and will ALWAYS be David fans and support him! So don’t worry just because there was no updates for a little while!
MANILA, Philippines – In a time when songs about sex dominate the charts, and even regular folks criticize public figures, well, regularly if not unwarrantedly, singer-songwriter David Archuleta stays positive with goals intact.
“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It’s a matter of me making a mark. What I’m trying to do is make a mark and leave an impression to the people who want to listen and willing to take time to understand what I’m trying to accomplish,” the baby-faced “American Idol” runner-up told Bulletin Entertainment and other members of the media in a roundtable interview last Nov. 17.
His third album, “The Other Side Of Down (TOSOD),” received mixed reviews from various critics upon release last October. Some praised its commercial appeal and deeper content, while others claimed the young idol seemed to have nestled in the safe zone and put in the shade his solid yet sweet, soulful voice to make way for the use of vocal effects.
David acknowledges that “there’s always been mixed reviews.”
“I’ve had plenty of mixed reviews in the first CD, and with the Christmas album, and with each song that gets released,” he added.
Although “TOSOD” did not debut as high as his first album, and that his new single “Something ‘Bout Love” hasn’t charted in the Billboard Hot 100 (as compared to “Crush” which zoomed all the way to number two in its first week), David maintained that his main aim for the new record is to express his real voice.
“I think people get so caught up in the form and the formula of how to write a hit song, and that the lyrics should be more relationship-y. You can get very technical with the music…
“But especially with this album, my focus wasn’t to be technical. It was very personality-focused. And so many people could say, ‘oh you did this wrong,’ or ‘you did this right.’ But one of the goals was to be experimental and try things, because how am I gonna know if I didn’t try?” he said.
Collaborating with Nashville, Tennessee songwriters like Joy Williams not only contributed to the maturity in David’s music, but also to his overall perspective.
“Instead of them telling me this is who you are and this is who you’re gonna be, they waited enough and were patient enough for me to figure out myself so that I could tell them who I was. And I think that is so amazing. It completely changed my life, and totally changed my perspective about things and what I wanted to share with people,” he enthused.
Before he had those writing sessions in Nashville, David recalled to have simply gone with the flow, because he thought “it was just the way it is.”
“All the writing sessions I’ve had before Nashville were about ‘oh, what’s the biggest hit we can write?’ ‘It’s not catchy enough, we can’t do that,’ or ‘that lyric is not hooky enough.’
“And oh, when I would come up with ideas and song lyrics before, they’d be like, ‘Oh you can’t do that. You have to turn it into a relationship song.’ And I believed them [then],” he related.
The 19-year old idol co-wrote 10 of the 12 tracks in “TOSOD,” which, underneath its bouncy melodies, mostly represents one’s journey towards self-discovery and acceptance.
David also related having learned to be more forward and expressive in his views, as proven by the inclusion of “Good Place” in “TOSOD,” a song which he said almost didn’t make it on the album.
Starting out young in the industry, David finds it challenging to grow as an artist “when everyone’s watching you.”
Even so, he deems it “an interesting challenge.”
“It helps you grow as an artist in a way that you might not have known before. It’s still kind of weird how people are watching you trying to figure it out yourself, but I think it’s good at the same time,” he said.
David was in Manila recently to promote his “TOSOD.” After his press interviews at The Peninsula Manila, the crooner serenaded his fans at the SM Skydome in a three-song set. An autograph session came afterward wherein he reportedly signed all of the CDs that the fans bought (and not just the first 400 who did as per promo mechanics).
This is SO exciting Archies! David’s management Wright Entertainment Group is now setting up a official fan club like Jordin Sparks, Jonas Brothers, and more! It’s not open yet and we don’t know what the address will be yet but it is in the works and should be up very soon! Who’s excited?!
I really hope there will be Meet and Greets with this fanclub!!
David stopped by on “The Wendy Williams Show” to perform his new single “Elevator” and to promote his brand new album “The Other Side of Down” which is IN STORES NOW! David had a quick interview with Wendy and it was so much fun, haha. Enjoy Arch Angels!
David performed “Elevator” and “Falling Stars” on Live Regis and Kelly and it was SO good.. he also had a sit down interview which was great! I love when he stops by Regis and Kelly.. they adore him!
Performing New Single “Elevator”
Performing “Falling Stars”
David is going to be doing a ton of promo this week for the release of “The Other Side Of Down” and more shows will be scheduled soon.. here are a few this week:
Tuesday, October 5 – Access Hollywood airs at 7:30 pm. in most areas (check local listings)
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