Praise be! David’s back on social media!

… let’s enjoy it while it lasts, shall we? 🙂
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Wow, I thought this FB live was night-and-day from the last one (although I did love seeing his fake plant, sweet piano and tchotchkes 🙂 ) … David seemed so relaxed and happy with it all this time. SO nice to see.

And I loved what he said about the power of music. Every word.

And that part of Up All Night that he wrote first, in the middle of the night… my favourite part. No word of a lie.

I remember having a discussion on Twitter waaaaaaaaay back about whether or not David should write his own songs. It might’ve even been before TOSOD came out.

I said YES! That, just from the way he improvises when singing that you could tell he has a special way with melody.

But a couple of others at the time were adamant that (judging from “Falling” I think) that if it took a long time for him to finish something, he wasn’t meant to be a songwriter.

Ha! I say. Ha!

To see him be so excited about his new stuff makes me even more excited to hear it. He’s got excellent taste in music, as we know. And I don’t think he’d be so positive about it if he didn’t just feel in his bones that the songs were true to him but, even more than that, just good, solid songs that can stand up to anything else out there.

So what did you guys think???

p.s.

Did anyone catch his IG live??

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SO MUCH EXCITEMENT, I’M GOING TO BE UP ALL NIGHT!

LOVE THIS!!!!!!

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And also love spying some lovely & amazing friends in the vid! (besides David, of course 🙂 )
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AND THIS! COMPLETE WITH LYRICS IN THE “MORE INFO” SECTION!

Published on Apr 21, 2017
From the upcoming EP ORION – available 5/19/2017

Apple: http://apple.co/2odcN76

Spotify:http://spoti.fi/2ouQFRZ

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2p0x7pm

***LYRICS***

I am knocking standing at your door
Somewhere new I’ve never been before
Take me in and it feels like home
It’s getting late and I don’t want to go

Something simple in the way this feels
Like love is something pure and real
It’s getting late and I have to leave
But tonight your memory is holding me

I’m wide awake with
All these feelings inside
Keeping me up all night
All these feelings inside
I’m wide awake with
All these feelings inside
Keeping me up all night
Pictures that cross my mind

They’re keeping me up all night
They’re keeping me up all night
They’re keeping me up all night
Keeping me up all night

See my heart and there’s an answered prayer
Feel the magic in the midnight air
Breathe it in I want to pass it on
The strength of finding somewhere you belong

I’m wide awake with
All these feelings inside
Keeping me up all night
All these feelings inside
I’m wide awake with
All these feelings inside
Keeping me up all night
Pictures that cross my mind

They’re keeping me up all night
They’re keeping me up all night
They’re keeping me up all night
Keeping me up all night

Here so small but I am safe and sound
Where I stand it feels like solid ground
No where else that I’d rather be
No greater gift than what you’ve given me

All these feelings inside
Keeping me up all night
All these feelings inside
I’m wide awake with
All these feelings inside
Keeping me up all night
Pictures that cross my mind

They’re keeping me up all night
They’re keeping me up all night
They’re keeping me up all night
Keeping me up all night

Ohhh
They’re keeping me up all night, keeping me up all night

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Loving the comments on the vid!

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Even David himself, setting the record straight! BAM! 🙂

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Don’t you just love Mark Franklin?

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Agreed! hahahaha

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AND COOKIE!!!!!!!!! *sniff*

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TOFW Anchorage stuffs! thanks, the lovely & amazing Janey & @pabuckie!!!!!
Say Me

"Say Me" #TOFWAnchorage #davidarchie

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ohmyheck this is GORgeous!
Invincible!!!

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Bridge over troubled water #TOFWAnchorage #davidarchie #amazingnight #uplifting

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BOTW

Bridge over troubled water #TOFWAnchorage #davidarchie #amazingnight #uplifting

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David’s talk about BEGIN.

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Beautiful… wow

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Pride

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*sniff* MLP

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15 min. vid that includes Beautiful and Say Me and BOTW… wowza

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and some great comments on the official audio youTube… two of my faves so far:
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AND IF ALL THIS WASN’T ENOUGH, HE’S BACK ON IG STORIEEEEES!!!!!!!

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Sidenote: Is it shallow of me to remark that this dude has one fine head of hair? #teamfluffeh

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AWESOME NEW SONG IS AWESOME!

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MY REACTION:

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FOLLOWED BY:

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I LOVE THE VIBE, HIS VOICE, THE COOL TWINKLY AFFECTS, HIS VOICE, THE BEAT, THE STORY I PICTURE IN MY MIND WHEN IT’S PLAYING, HIS VOICE, THE SNAPPY SNAPS, THE “OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OHs,” THE TITLE, IMAGINING HOW AWESOME IT WILL BE LIVE, HIS VOICE, HOW MY ARMS WANT TO FLY INTO THE AIR…

HOW ABOUT YOU GUYS??????

p.s.

Dude did a 20 minute rambling FB live chat yesterday… YOU THINK HE MIGHT’VE MENTIONED IT’D BE ON SOUNDCLOUD TODAY! #oy

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Officially obsessed

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Not even kidding… I have lost count of how many times I’ve listened to this… and what makes me even happier is that I before I shared it on FB, I “liked” Laura’s video and one of my friends must have noticed that and listened and then he “liked” it too… not the one I shared but the original! It’s the little things, isn’t it? 🙂

How about a few polls?

What do you think of this song?

(a) Love it

(b) LOVE IT!

(c) LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IIIIIIIIT!!!!!!

Do you think David should record this… live, with audience participation… and random “Amens” and “Hallelujahs”?

(a) Yes

(b) A million times yes

(c) Is the Pope a mensch?

Does this song make you even more excited for #Orion? …And to eat onions?

(a) Possibly

(b) Maybe

(c) Not sure I could get more excited

p.s.
Courtesy of the lovely and amazing Abrra, download Easter Concert mp3s HERE

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Peace be with you all!

Oh to be in Nashville, y’all!

Whether you’re celebrating Easter, Passover, springtime or just the joy of being alive when new David music is on the horizon, I wish you peace, love and lots of chocolate!

 

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My super-serious interpretation of the #Orion cover

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Okay, so I’m liking David in the helmet. Surprised he whipped his shirt off, but he’s full of surprises these days. Good thing his name and EP title give the boy some coverage.

Can’t tell from this if he’s grown back his scruff or not.

We always knew he was made of unicorns, rainbows and pixie dust, so nice to see Mr. Unicorn there.

I’m thinking there’s an Onion in there somewhere but haven’t found it yet.

A shield and a club AND a sword… wow, this guy is totally ready for VIPs.

I’m thinking this cover gives us some clues as to what songs will be on there.

“Orion” might be a song title… or he could just be naming each of the EPs in the series after a different constellation… methinks he’ll skip Uranus.

“Gemini” would be a cool song title… about twins, maybe … one who voted for Archie the other for Cook, and it all ended badly. Maybe not.

The “Taurus” bull on the cover is pretty intense… but with long eyelashes like David… not such a great song title… what the heck rhymes with “Taurus”?

Anywayyyyyys, what do you guys think???

p.s.

Here’s a sneak peek of the original photo shoot… dude’s been workin’ out. 🙂

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That moment you’ve all been waiting for: Our #UpAllNight Lyric Poll

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How is everyone liking the pic Team Archie’s using to promote the new shows?

I know it’s not new but it feels like the new David.

The “I’m so mature my brow is furrowing just thinking about it” David.

The watch-wearing guy so focused on it getting late that he sings about it twice, David.

The “man, this flu shot hurts but I’ve got to get to VIP” David.

The “let me show off my man hands” David.

All looking over his shoulder, “You talkin’ to ME??” David.

So April 21st we get the new single plus (hopefully) some kind of video clips from his Alaska TOFW appearance.

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Now let’s take a poll, shall we?

There’s been lots of speculation about the lyrics in the Up All Night snippet (HERE). This is what I hear:

…hoooome

it’s getting late and i don’t wanna go

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

something simple in the way this feels

like love is something pure and real

it’s getting late and I have to leave

but tonight you’re very….

Now, my question is… what do you think follows that last line?

but tonight you’re very:

  1. tight with Steve?
  2. hard to please?
  3. full of cheese?
  4. close to me?
  5. smart to sneeze?
  6. bloated, I see?
  7. loverly?
  8. prone to wheeze?

Please cast your votes in the comments! 🙂

 

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A Taterzen exclusive!

New EP in May: Spring #Onion!

Life-is-like-an-onion-You-peel-it-off-one-layer-at-a-time-and-sometimes-you-weep.-Carl-Sandburg.jpgI was on the road with my husband when my cell phone dinged.

Reception had been wonky, but I got a quick glance at the exciting news: David Archuleta is releasing an EP called Onion!

Onion? Er… OK.

Personally, I think Onion kinda stinks as a name, but it’s David’s EP and there must be some kind of deeper meaning going on there.

Nevertheless, if David is singing, I am more than happy to support his Onion, or any of his other vegetables for that matter.

I wonder how many songs we will get with Onion. We already know two titles and there are leeks all over the Internet about other possibilities:

Numb (from trying to think of a name for the EP)

Up All Night (with heartburn)

Shallot Samba (comeback of the onion dip)

Blind Date at the Salad Bar

Little Rap Scallions (hip hop)

I Weep at Your Touch

An Onion Ring for My Baby

Apparently, the country song was rejected (I’ve Got Tears in My Ears from Lying on My Back and Crying Over You)

ra,raglan,x1000,white_black,front-c,230,190,225,294-bg,ffffff.u2And now I hear that David will tour with the new music! I bet the merch table will have the good stuff.

Who doesn’t want a T-shirt with a giant Onion on the front? (Children’s sizes feature chives.)

So, spread the news!! Tell your friends!! I did… What? It’s not Onion? Really?

It’s Orion?

So, do you mean Orion, like that hunter in Greek mythology? And Orion like those stars that can be seen all around the world?

Orion, eh? That fits. Perfect.

Cool.

And so completely embarrassing.

I guess Onion doesn’t even qualify for a constellation prize.

~TaterZen

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p.s.

THE BOI TWEETS! AND IGs!!!

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p.p.s.
I put tour info on a new Tour Page HERE.

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Live from The Mothership!

David Archuleta’s Orion EP Available May 19
West Coast Tour Kicks Off June 1

Platinum-selling singer David Archuleta is gearing up for the May 19th release of Orion, the first in a series of new EPs from the international pop star.

Inspired by lessons learned during his two-year missionary trip to Chile, “Numb” — the EP’s lead single, which premiered last November via Billboard — sets the tone for Orion’s mix of self-reflection and pop melody. The song was co-written by Archuleta, Trent Dabbs, and producer Jamie Kenney. “People really want to connect with what’s coming from someone’s heart, from their soul, and what they’re going through,” he tells Billboard. “I feel like [“Numb”] was that for me.”
Archuleta and Kenney teamed up for Orion’s follow-up single, too, co-writing “Up All Night” with Isabeau Miller and Shaun Balin. The song makes its debut on April 21st, roughly one month before the EP’s release.

Archuleta will support Orion’s arrival with a tour of the west coast and southwestern markets, kicking off with his June 1st appearance at the State Theatre in Red Bluff, California. A full list of performance dates is below.

Orion unveils Archuleta’s new sound, mixing his melodies and muscular vocals with stories about his life and recent experiences. It’s not his first album as an adult, but it may be his first truly adult album. Like the constellation that gives the EP its name, Orion burns brightly.
David’s West Coast Tour Dates are below (more to come!):

Thursday, June 1 — Red Bluff, CA – State Theatre
Friday, June 2 — Fresno, CA – Tower Theatre
Saturday, June 3 — Grants Pass, OR – Rogue Theater
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 — Bend, OR -Tower Theatre
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 — Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
Friday, June 9, 2017 — Portland, OR Alberta Rose Theatre
Monday, June 12, 2017 — Spokane WA – Bing Crosby Theater
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 — Seattle WA – Triple Door
Friday, June 16, 2017 — Pocatello ID – Portneuf Amphitheater
Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Layton, UT – The Kenley Ampitheater
Friday, June 23, 2017 — Snowflake AZ – Snowflake High School Auditorium
Saturday, June 24, 2017 — Safford AZ – David M. Player Center for the Arts
Saturday, September 23, 2017 — Kamas UT – DeJoria Center

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***And here’s the list with links and dates that tix go on sale (where available):***

Red Bluff, CA, Thurs., June 1State Theater, tix on sale April 7, 10 a.m. local time on Ticketfly HERE.

Fresno, CA, Fri., June 2Tower Theater*

Grants Pass, OR, Sat., June 3, – Rogue Theater, ON SALE NOW HERE!

Bend, OR, Tues., June 6, –Tower Theater, ON SALE NOW HERE!

Sacramento, CA, Wed., June 7, – Crest Theater (tix. on sale April 7, 10 a.m. local time)

Portland, OR, Fri., June 9, Alberta Rose Theatre (tix. on sale April 6, 10 a.m. local time, VIP option)

Spokane, WA: Mon., June 12, Bing Crosby Theater (tix on sale April 6, 10 a.m., with VIP option)

Seattle, WA: Tuesday, June 13, Triple Door Theater (tix on sale April 6th, 8 a.m. local time, VIP option)

Pocatello, Idaho: Friday., June 16, Portneuf Amphitheater (tix on sale now, VIP option!)

Layton, UT: Sat. June 17, Kenley Amphitheater (tix go on sale May 2, 10 a.m. local time)

Snowflake, AZ: Fri., June 23 Snowflake High school Auditorium (tix on sale April 8)

Safford, AZ: Sat., June 24, Safford Center for the Arts (tix on sale April 11, 8 a.m. local time)

Kamas, UT: (near Park City): Sat., Sept. 23, Dejoria Center (tix on sale now?)

*not on their site yet

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SO WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?? OF THE NAME “ORION”??? THAT IT’S “FIRST IN A SERIES” OF EPs???? OF THE TOUR SCHED??? OF LIFE IN GENERAL????

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CANADA, LET’S DO THIS!!!!

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CLICK “LEARN MORE” AND VOTE! VOTE! VOTEZ!


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And here are polls for other areas… yes, I did vote in those too! 🙂

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