Who else is going to be Up All Night wondering about this?

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omigosh, I love the title already!

This is what I imagine for the liner notes below this picture:

“Up all night pondering life. The future. Whether or not to shave.

Staring out the window of the bolted door that crazed fans from Canada locked me up behind until I promised to come to their stooopid country for a show.

The glass is iced over (this is Canada, eh) but I can see the light. The light. It’s all about the light. Unless it’s dark. Then it’s all about the dark.

I’m wearing a watch. That’s a signal to y’all that this is a big deal. That time’s a’tickin’. Well, not actually tickin’ ’cause the battery died, but it goes with my outfit.”

Now for the exciting thing you have all been waiting for… A POLL!!!!!

So what do you think the single will be like?

  1. Moody, emo piano number about being up all night planning a wedding?
  2. Groovy, up-tempo R&B Lionel Ritchie-esque tune about watching the movie “Up” all night?
  3. Throbbing, trance-y Electronic Dance Music track about throwing Up All Night?
  4. Country-pop swing song perfect for a Nashville all-nighter?
  5. Power ballad about being Up All Night wondering why someone left the cake out in the rain?
  6. Or like this:

What do you guys think??? Were you hoping for different news?
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TOMORROW, TOMORROW, I LOVE YA TOMORROW, YOU’RE ONLY A DAY AWAAAAYYYYYYY

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A post shared by David Archuleta (@davidarchie) on

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(thanks, amb4DA & Taterzen for the heads up… stooopid work! LOL)
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SOOOOOO good

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and these at the same show, filmed by the lovely & amazing Tina!

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If I’m not mistaken, I think this was the same show….
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Dazed and confused

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My life lately is as follows:

Every single day, Week 1 after David’s Doggie Sunglasses post:
“OMG, IS TODAY THE DAY WE GET NEWS??!!!!”

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*checks IG*

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Every 2nd day, Week 2: “THIS IS THE DAY! I CAN FEEL IT!!!!!!!”

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*checks FB*

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By Friday, Week 3:
“Who disappears from social media before an album release??”

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I mean, seriously….

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*checks Twitter anyway*

Dr.-Who

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Who does that?? David, obvs.

Why? you ask, so innocently.

 Leaks at DavidArchie HQ reveal that he is, in fact, much too busy filming his new music video. Here’s a sneak peek:

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Anyone feelin’ me out there??

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Here….

…. have a donut 🙂

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oh, and these….

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and this 🙂

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and this 🙂

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This girl’s smile speaks for all of us, doesn’t it? 🙂 (Closer look at “le scruff”)

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The Nelly Furtado factor

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Not sure if you know who Nelly Furtado is. The B.C. native is a huge star here in Canada. She won a Grammy in 2009 for her biggest hit, “Fly Like A Bird,” and released a lot of other successful music.

Then, she dropped out of the music scene, taking a break for the past five years.

Kind of puts things in perspective, doesn’t it? 🙂

I read this really interesting profile of Nelly today and had to share parts of it for obvious reasons.

Gave me insight into possibly some of the things David’s had to deal with. Huge early success (he was much younger even than Nelly when she first came on the scene), feelings of self-doubt, “walking away from ‘a long-term business relationship’ … somebody who was a father figure to me” … and eventually feeling “numb” … although she uses different words to describe that.

I’ve been struggling to understand why David would go underground at precisely the time when he should be building up excitement for his new music… I don’t blame him, or anything, I have the utmost respect for him to want to find the balance that works for him… I just want to understand, you know?

So this article helped me do that a little, and that’s why I’m sharing excerpts from it.

Let me know what you think.

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Screen Shot 2017-03-19 at 12.59.16 PM.pngThree years ago, Nelly Furtado was just a woman named Kim in a playwriting class at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.

“Only the teacher knew my other life as a singer,” says the award-winning singer/songwriter, whose sixth album, The Ride, marks her long-awaited return to pop. “My name was just Kim, which is my middle name.”

And no one recognized her?

Furtado shakes her head. “No, not until the end. I had a couple of really good friends by the end – and they were, like, ‘We didn’t know it was you!’”

Today, Furtado’s long dark hair has been shorn in a pixie cut. She appears shy, rarely making eye contact, turning her small hands over in her lap. She speaks about her music in a meek, awkward way, as if it’s a new boyfriend whose affection she remains unsure of. There’s little of the bold confidence one might expect from one of Canada’s greatest singing talents.

The artist who has sold more than 40 million records worldwide has been struggling with an existential crisis, questioning what her life was about and what she wanted next. “I was in search of personal autonomy,” she says. “It was about me finding a more simplified version of myself.”

Sounds as if it’s a premature midlife crisis by most standards. Furtado is young – 38 years old. But it’s understandable. Everything in her life has been accelerated.

“I had a very fast-paced life since I was about 21, professionally and personally,” she offers, referring to when her debut album, Whoa, Nelly!, with its chart-topping folk pop single, I’m Like a Bird, catapulted her to worldwide fame and a Grammy.

“I was a mother by the time I was 25. I owned my own home by the age of 22, 23.” Every three years, she put out a new album. “I had to put on the brakes.”

“I don’t always see myself clearly,” she says of her family’s help during that period of darkness. “Other people see you. They might remind me that being an entertainer, being a singer, is very positive to do and spend your time doing. Sometimes, you need reminders.”

Really? She doubted her talent?

“My singing teacher, who works with all kinds of people, told me every singer hates their voice,” she says flatly, turning to look at me with turquoise eyes beneath a thick fringe of false eyelashes.

She hates her voice?

“I don’t hate my voice,” she shoots back. “I don’t think I have a particularly remarkable instrument. I think I’m lucky because I write songs and sing. That helps. Of course, you can sit there all day and criticize yourself and feel less adequate as an entertainer.”

The playwriting class at U of T was all part of a creative odyssey Furtado embarked upon, sending herself out into the world, not as a global celebrity, but as a flâneuse at the mercy of inspiration, beauty, creative terror. She took pottery classes at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, worked in a friend’s record store and thrust herself into creative challenges.

There’s a sense about Furtado of satisfied exhaustion, of having finally found her way back to be in an interview again, in a small room, in a comfy chair, talking about the magic of what she may have begun to doubt. Throughout the conversation, she makes segues to describe some of the songs on the new album, talking about them and their genesis as if they were places she visited on her odyssey.

There was that place where “you’re not feeling anything any more, and you know something’s wrong.” It was the genesis of Flatline.

Another time, she had a profound realization about her whole life. “[The song] Tap Dancing was written because I had a meeting, and someone said, ‘Why are you tap dancing? You don’t need to tap dance. You are who you are. Period.’

And then I realized that I had been tap dancing throughout my entire personal and professional life.”

And by that she means?

“I mean performing for others.”

To prove what she can do?

“Yeah,” she responds thoughtfully. “Seeking some kind of validation. Or seeking to entertain people rather than seeking stillness and quiet.”

Last summer, driving around in her car, she would sing what came into her mind; what she was feeling. “Then I would throw it out the window,” she says. “It wasn’t for recording purposes. It helps when you’re going through emotional turmoil, because you can sing yourself to peace. It is my form of meditation.”

 Read the whole article here.

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This is one of my favourites of her songs… a duet she recorded with James Morrison.


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Fun fact: Mike Krompass actually toured with Nelly back in the day. 🙂

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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My dad is from Belfast and so is this gentleman.

So in honour of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s one of my favourite songs from one of my favourite albums, Van Morrison with The Chieftains. Never fails to make me cry… in a good way.

Slàinte, my friends!

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Ode to Scruffchuleta

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I am grateful

For your encouraging
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I am learning
to be patient

And to use Miracle Grow on my whiskers

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I cannot grow a beard

But I’m beginning to understand

That my hormones do have a plan

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You are always at my service

To trim. Wash & dry.

To massage my epidermis.

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tumblr_ohvzgfQphu1qdhaupo2_r1_500.gifI’m learning while I’m here

A goatee is probably a bad  idea

And caps used to be so much fun
Now I’m considering a fine man bun

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To grow in a little stubble

Don’t know what can be done

With cheeks as smooth as a baby’s… Mum.

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And a hairline that’s not receding

I’ve just got to keep believing
In my inner Chia Pet. I think it is my best bet.

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I’m amazed it’s almost here

All grown in

My little beard

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And they all lived scruffily ever after.

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The wackety wack mood swings of a @DavidArchie fan: 2017 Edition

Ground zero… Announcement night.

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… But oh he’s not going right away!

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… He’s doing a soap in the Philippines??????

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… But it’s actually awesome!

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But then it’s over…

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SURPRISE! He’s recording an album over there!

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But but… what songs are these???

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Who cares… it’s DAVID SINGING!!!!

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Then poof he’s gone for two years

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He did leave us music!

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But then no more music.

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None.

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But maybe a smaller indie career is what he wants.

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Unless he goes back to school to learn a new skill.

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Or leaves performing altogether….

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Nah, music is his passion!

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Or at least it was two long years ago.

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All he needs is a good team behind him!

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But how on earth can he do that? He’ll be starting from scratch!
What does the future hold???

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But THAT VOICE!!!!!!!!

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eeeeeek only 4 more months left!

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Unless he decides to stay longer….

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Then he does come baaaaack!

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But everyone teases him about his short hair….

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Is he ready for all this scrutiny??

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Is it full steam ahead??

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He is writing songs again!

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And getting his follicles looked after!

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And doing shows!!!

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Even Stevie Wonder songs!!!

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But is it all getting to be too much??

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Would he rather escape somewhere?

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Wake up with the sun on his faaaaaaaace??

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‘Cuz we’ve had two whole weeks without news??

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Wait, that’s only 14 days! And new music IS coming!

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Along with this….. (Taterzen provides details below)

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Wait, wut???

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I C.A.N.N.O.T..S.T.O.P..S.T.A.R.I.N.G!!!!

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So what do you guys think??

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(full disclosure: some David gifs blatantly swiped from @rhiminee’s awesome Tumblr here)

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