A little somethin’ somethin’ ’bout love: Part 1

Remember this comment I made on the “To Snippet or Not to Snippet” post:

“Well I did snippet this one… catchy, yup radio friendly, lyrics so far sound light (but will have to make my final decision on that once I hear them ALL). If it is a David song, then I think he has deeper meaning in his lyrics… will appeal to the youngun’s and make me feel young again, lol. I have a feeling that he will have something for the ‘older’ crowd on the CD though.”

Now that I have heard the whole song, I heartily agree with myself! 🙂

And along with enjoying the song on its own terms, once again, I am impressed with David’s instinctive knowledge of what will work in a given situation.  Recognizing pop music for what it is today, he takes this understanding, incorporates his must-have-meaning lyrics and delivers a contemporary song that will appeal to so many – on whatever level it reaches out to you.

As a fan, I appreciate knowing David’s intent behind his lyrics while still enjoying the stick-in-my-mind melody.  New fans will no doubt enjoy the groovatude of the song and interpret the lyrics that have meaning to them.  This reflects the power and beauty of the song.

This is def. the nicest beanie I've had so far. (Pic: DC on Heels Facebook)

Some say David is not highlighting his vocals with this song.  I beg to differ.  Compared with the other Top-40 pop tunes out there, David’s voice is actually recognizable, and the sound effects … effective!

Some say he is selling himself short with this song.  But if the intent is to get played on the radio, to make people want to buy his upcoming album – then he will likely be highly successful with this as a lead-off single.

It is a style of music we have not heard to date from David and I say kudos to him for stepping outside his comfort zone.

What isn’t new, however, is David’s deep desire to sing — and to write — songs with personal meaning for him. Don’t get me wrong – I love the upbeat, lively, catchy melody and can enjoy it without dwelling on the deeper meaning. But that deeper meaning is there. As NeonLimelight noted:

“Although the beat of the song will have you moving, the lyrics give the song substance – substance that is sorely missing from most songs in heavy rotation on the radio currently.”

When I read that review, I wondered if the writer had watched David’s Honolulu interview, where he explains the message behind the music:

“It’s a pop album again, so this is the second pop album I’ll be doing.  The single is a very up-tempo … very ‘radio’ song… so it’s kind of for the summer.  It’s called Something ‘Bout Love and it’s about how people do feel frustrated a lot about love and how it can be hard at times, but there is something about it that’s worth it, and that you shouldn’t give up on … I don’t know if it really is the best song to kind of reflect the rest of the album because…  But it is, you know, but I think that these songs have a lot more meaning in them.  Like they’re really messages I believe in so that’s what I am really excited about.  Even though, you know it’s a kind of an up-tempo fun song it still has a meaningful thing to me and the rest of the songs are even more kind of personal — personal to me.  There are things like my own thoughts and my own ideas and kind of my own situations, so I’m really excited to be able to have this album come out and show more of me and my personality, and just, be more real.  I think that’s the best way people can relate and connect to your music, ’cause if you connect to it and feel like people will be able to connect to it better too.”

Or his similar explanation in his July 4th vlog:

“It’s an up-tempo more fun song for the summer. It’s a song about people getting frustrated with love and how a lot of people can get hurt by situations whether it’s with a relationship or with a family member, your parents, or someone you just care about. I think everyone goes through those situations of love and even though it’s kind of different for everybody, I think we’ve all had those same kinds of emotions and even though people have gone through that and feel frustrated at times there’s still something about love that you still shouldn’t give up on. And there’s still something that’s worth it.”

Why does he feel SBL doesn’t reflect the rest of the album? And why has he gone to some length to explain the meaning behind the lyrics? Hmm, points to ponder. What do you think?

awestruck

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163 Responses to A little somethin’ somethin’ ’bout love: Part 1

  1. refnaf says:

    Yay awestruck> I think this song is ready to go BIG. I agree with your agreement to yourself…. lol!
    I need to get ready for work by will BBL to ponder the questions…. they are very interesting ones!

    Hello mamusan *waves* from last thread!

  2. archiesfan4life says:

    awestruck – love this article – it makes me think …. and laugh (“I heartily agree with myself”) LOL

    I love SBL for many reasons – it makes me feel happy .. and young:). Then after reading David’s explanation about how it is a song about our love, not only in a relationship, but with friends and family – everyone – I found myself really thinking about that. I find that to be a beautiful and very needed message – at least it is for me. He is an old soul!

    I will ponder on your very good questions at the end.

    {{{{Hugs}}}}

    AF4L

  3. embe says:

    Sorry, I don’t have much time right now so I can’t yet comment on your cool article. Just dropped by to post this old interview, where David actually DANCES salsa a bit. I’ve come to notice a lot of you ladies would love to see David embrace his latin dancing skills and bust a move, so here ya go 😀

  4. TOfan says:

    awestruck, great post, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about the meaning behind SBL, maybe more so than some of David’s other more “serious” songs. The whole concept that the joy of love outweighs the pain it can bring kinda blows my mind for an “up-tempo more fun song for the summer.”

    And when you say, “Compared with the other Top-40 pop tunes out there, David’s voice is actually recognizable,” that is so true … but I find it very sad that in order to fit in on radio today, David has to “hide” that incredible voice of his. But as you say, “he recognizes pop music for what it is today” and tries to celebrate what he loves about it and add his own heart and message to the mix.

    Embe,
    LOVE that interview, so cool to watch again … and his expression when he calls his songs his “little pride and joys”??? *melts*

  5. TOfan says:

    Breaking news!

    From mjsbigblog:
    David Archuleta is getting ready to shoot the video for his new single “Something “Bout Love”

    Details from a casting call reveal that David will be reunited with “Crush” director, Declan White Bloom and will be shot on July 16 in Los Angeles.

    The video concept is described as “Young live and good times style concept.”

    The production is looking for a lead girl:

    Lead / Female / Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / 18-24 yrs old. Cute charming beautiful young lady with a little bit of edge. Think an American Apparel model look. Need an actress for this role as opposed to a model.

    They are also looking for skateboarders:

    Featured / Male or Female / All Ethnicities / 18-24 yrs old
    Highly experienced skater. If you can’t pull off a 360 kick flip clean,
    bonless, or ollie a 6 step with a mute grab you’re not what were looking for.

    I’ll assume the lead male will be David. Heh.

    Full story HERE.

    • awestruck says:

      I like how David has his own spot on MJ’s, as opposed to being together with the Idol Headlines for the day grouping. She seems to be doing this more and more, lol. Great promo at any rate.

  6. awestruck says:

    refnaf – AF4L – on agreeing with myself… I laughed too. I did, in a roundabout way in a draft of this article mean this, but thanks to TOfan – who has a marvelously humorous way of condensing to the point – it ended up this way!

    embe – I love that interview! He did a great job – repsonded to the interviewers calm, no silly questions style. And he did well picking picture #C! I’m wondering where 4 went though when he said ‘I only know the basics now… 1, 2, 3 – 5,6,7,8’

    TOfan – It’s through a curve at you David again, and uptempo song with a heartfelt meaning – life brings you sadness and pain, but also provides a way for you to find comfort and joy. This seems to be a recurring theme in many of David written songs.

  7. abanana77 says:

    awestruck – I love this! And those are super good pondering questions! I had actually never read that quote from the Honolulu interview where he says SBL doesn’t reflect the rest of the album (where was I?????) and that is very interesting. Makes me excited for the album! And I think he wants everyone to know that some actual thought went into the lyrics and that they’re not just written to appeal to the tween audience. I feel like he’s trying to get his way out of that stereotype while still getting radio airplay (which is a pretty hard thing to do). Especially when your lyrics are not extremely sexual – it looks like you are writing music for 12 year olds, and I think he is trying to separate himself from that a bit. I dunno, that’s just my thought on the matter.

  8. emmegirl says:

    Love your thoughts awestruck!

    I agree, his vocals are amazing, this song in no way diminishes that; and if he never sang an uptempo song like this critics would still say he is a one trick pony (even those arguments are so ridiculous by now that they are laughable.)

    Most up temp/pop/techno/dance songs have very surface lyrics where any real connection on a deeper level is not a goal. With SBL, as you mentioned, the lyrics have a deeper context and even while you are bouncing around bopping to the song, you are receiving this wonderful, positive, warm feeling of understanding, compassion and hope. He encompasses it all so brilliantly.

    You all have probably seen this, but this piano cover is absolutely beautiful and it really helps you appreciate the beauty of this melody.

    • awestruck says:

      wow, just wow This is the first time that I listened to this. When I saw the lyrics in the upper left hand corner, I was going to ignore them and just listen, but I got pulled in and heard David singing the lyrics in my head. Why is this so beautiful? Could it be, could it be that David will do this song this way – at the piano – when touring. I know, I know how could he take an amazing dancy upbeat tune that everyone will know in that way (I’m thiniking it will be big on the radio) and do it diferently in concert. BUT OH I WISH! whispers – can you just imagine?

      • TOfan says:

        wow is right! I hadn’t heard that before either. It’s heartbreakingly beautiful … acoustic live version FTW!!! 🙂

      • emmegirl says:

        I know, I was so conflicted when listening to this because I love SBL just the way it is, and yet I was doing the same thing – imagining him singing it with a piano accompaniment.

  9. embe says:

    “Why does he feel SBL doesn’t reflect the rest of the album? And why has he gone to some length to explain the meaning behind the lyrics?”

    I think David said SBL isn’t the best representative for the album because at first listen it might come off as a fluffy, light radio dance song. But it’s way deeper. Perhaps he’s hinting, that the other songs sound “deeper” or more organic instantly. I dunno lol.

    And the reason that David explained the lyrics might be, that he wants all people to able to relate to them. Take a 30-year-old guy for example. He might think SBL is another poppy song about crushes and heartbreak, and that it has nothing to offer to him.

    But that guy could have a troubled relationship with his father – maybe his dad doesn’t approve his lifestyle, or has always pushed him and demanded unreasonable success from him etc.

    Then David points out all the different aspects SBL covers – love between a couple, love between a child and a parent, love between siblings – and that guy with the dad-issues starts to hear SBL in a different light.

    David KNOWS he is not the only one dealing with hurtful issues with his father, and being the lovely, emphathetic person that he is, he wants people to know that you CAN overcome those traumas, the self-accusations and become a strong, confident human being despite of all that. Though David doesn’t talk about the situations that happened or what his dad did, he does want to address the matter enough to inspire and comfort others, be it through a song or just a simple mention in a vlog.

    Gosh, sorry this is so long!

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  10. awestruck says:

    embe – never too long, love your thoughts. Quite possibly David did indeed write this song with his Dad in mind. But, even if he didn’t, does the idea not allow that 30 year old guy a way to connect to the song. But, yes, I agree that the beauty of David’s meaninful lyrics so let’s this happen – people of any age can take their own situations and the song becomes meaningful to them in a special way. Is this part of what it means when David says the power of a song???

    • embe says:

      “Does the idea not allow that 30 year old guy a way to connect to the song”

      Well, I just can’t think of any guy in their thirties listening – and I mean REALLY listening – to SBL looking for “meaning” and depth. Sure there are those that are familiar with David and interested in his artistry so they can dig deeper. But the “average” (and I hate that word) young man isn’t David’s target audience – it’s those that truly understand his talent who are going to be able to appreciate SBL as a thoughtful song, not just a radio-friendly pop carol.

      • embe says:

        Now that I read my comment, it seems a bit harsh. It is not meant to be – you know I adore you awestruck.

        Here, have a smiley 🙂

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      • HEawestruck says:

        embe – I certainly did NOT take that as harsh… it’s all hypothetical anyway right? Just an example… Ok, so I don’t know yet how to make a smiley so I’ll try it this way 🙂 I figure so long as ‘they’ get caught up by the catchy melody that there is a chance they will actually listen to the lyrics… and then there will be those that hear it and only listen to it for fun, or because their girlfriend likes it etc… it’s all good.

        • Bill says:

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      • awestruck says:

        HEY how did THAT happen??? I typed a colon followed by a closed parenthesis and VOILA looked what happened?!?

  11. awestruck says:

    abanana – I listend to the video of the interview, paused many times to be able to write down what David said, so don’t fret about not reading it before, lol.

    You said “I feel like he’s trying to get his way out of that stereotype while still getting radio airplay (which is a pretty hard thing to do). Especially when your lyrics are not extremely sexual – it looks like you are writing music for 12 year olds, and I think he is trying to separate himself from that a bit.”

    Trust David to push himself outside the box while using the avenue of rado play to reach the masses. He could easily become the ‘indie’ artist who sends his message in a more subdude way (which might suit his personality better), yet he chooses to do it his way. He amazes me as to how he continues to push past his fears, to reach out to as many as he can.

  12. TOfan says:

    emmegirl,
    “Most up temp/pop/techno/dance songs have very surface lyrics where any real connection on a deeper level is not a goal.” I read your comment right after reading almost the same view in my newspaper’s review of Kylie Minogue’s new CD.

    They gave her CD a great review (3 stars out of 4) but titled it “Kylie hasn’t got much to say — but who cares?” LOL

    This part reminded me of our discussion here:
    “One of the oldest battles in the culture wars is about seriousness. Pop music is considered inherently frivolous because it was designed for mass consumption, to be used up and tossed away.

    “To which pop partisans have replied that the means of production had nothing to do with seriousness of intent, and that much popular music was indeed deep, profound and culturally resonant, with examples cited from Ray Charles to the Beatles to Madonna. And so on. You could get a degree arguing this stuff (and a number of people have).

    “That said, there’s nothing wrong with being frivolous. If there were, why would God have given us Kylie Minogue?….”

    eeek embe, now I’m the one writing a thesis! LOL

  13. TOfan says:

    According to the TwitterVerse, David sang a cappella Angels w/amazing runs & Crush at the Vegas book signing. Here are Twitpics from @mellowdeeLEE:

    Vegas signing

    Vegas signing 2

    • embe says:

      He.is.too.gorgeous. En kestä!!

      • TOfan says:

        Is “En kestä” like uber-swanky? 😆

        • Mimi says:

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  14. embe says:

    Yes. That is the literal translation.

    LOL. It means something like “can’t take it” 🙂 And by it I mean HIM. He is too much, hitto vie (= darn it)!

  15. TOfan says:

    A CAPPELLA ANGELS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Rinku says:

      and stuff.David: *turns to me* People here really like to touch me!and then he tunred to me again and was like it’s crazy how much a handshake can mean to people! OMGOSH THE MOST AWKWARD THING EVER THO? THIS GIRL PUT HER FOOT ON THE TABLE & SHE WAS WEARING WHAT LOOKED LIKE A DRESS. SO DAVID FLIPS & LIKE, AVERTS HIS EYES REALLY FAST. she was wearing shorts under i was laughing really really hard. then i felt way bad for the poor boy.the girl wanted him to sign her shoe. he initialed a couple things, but he wouldnt sign anything but the book.IT WAS SO WEIRD. she didnt even have a book! he was like uhhh . and and and when Lupe pretend choked him IT WAS ADORABLE. he TOTALLY played along.and then he went in the back but came out when more people showed up & when he came out the door he like peeked out. like WALDO.and i gave Lupe my letter for him. & she goes to me GOOD JOB! all enthusiastic when we finished the signing.he kept getting texts. and he got a call form his label person, but he’s slow so he missed it. hahaha.OH. when he was singing, the stage was way small & i was behind it standing by Lupe & David almost fell off at one point & she was like waving her hands at him even though he couldnt see her & she turns to me and is like he’s gonna fall off! & she started cracking up.we were done at like 1:30 but David stayed cause he tweeted he’d be there till two. he was in the office in the back till 2.uhm, there really werent a lot of people but David seemed happy with that. he was like i like this, it’s easier to communicate with people HAHHA OH I FORGOT. people were talking to Lupe about David’s music & so i was listening & she was like he has something coming out this month i think. & i was like yeah a new single! Something Bout Love! & she just laughed at me & was like see, she knows more than i do.

  16. archiesfan4life says:

    TOfan – that was incredible!!!!!!!

  17. awestruck says:

    I’m with embe – en kesta! (Finnish 101, love it)

  18. TOfan says:

    Epic Tweets (& Twitpic) from @Makinsey who was working at Deseret Books today!

    Dear Archies: i will try to update as much as possible! i’m actually going to be working for the day, so.

    kajsdhjksla they’re gonna try to get me in the spot where i hand David the books. AHHHH.

    IM GONNA BE THE PERSON HANDING DAVID THE BOOKS.

    bb is SO small. and SO shy.

    also, Lupe is so sweet & funny.

    he’s so spacey and funny. he really is.

    btw, David looking STRAIGHT at you and right in your eyes like 10 times in one hour? NOT ADVISED TO STAY HEALTHY. ASKDJFKLAKSJDHFJKLSAKJSDF

    the helicopter ride yesterday was for Make A Wish. David told me that.

    he was way tired too. he kept yawning. and i really liked his shoes. and his hair.

    “Angels” a capella was brilliant.

    hahahaha okay guys when i get home i’ll relate the whole story. so i can see my @ replies and stuff.

    David: *turns to me* People here really like to touch me!

    and then he turned to me again and was like “it’s crazy how much a handshake can mean to people!”

    OMGOSH THE MOST AWKWARD THING EVER THO? THIS GIRL PUT HER FOOT ON THE TABLE & SHE WAS WEARING WHAT LOOKED LIKE A DRESS. SO DAVID FLIPS & …

    LIKE, AVERTS HIS EYES REALLY FAST. she was wearing shorts under… i was laughing really really hard. then i felt way bad for the poor boy.

    the girl wanted him to sign her shoe. he initialed a couple things, but he wouldnt sign anything but the book.

    IT WAS SO WEIRD. she didnt even have a book! he was like “uhhh…….”

    and and and when Lupe pretend choked him IT WAS ADORABLE. he TOTALLY played along.

    Jsyk I wasn't joking. LUPE IS RIDIC AMOUNTS OF GORGEOUS I CAN... on Twitpic

    and then he went in the back but came out when more people showed up & when he came out the door he like… peeked out. like WALDO.

    and i gave Lupe my letter for him. & she goes to me “GOOD JOB!” all enthusiastic when we finished the signing.

    he kept getting texts. and he got a call form his label person, but he’s slow so he missed it. hahaha.

    OH. when he was singing, the stage was way small & i was behind it standing by Lupe & David almost fell off at one point & she was like…

    waving her hands at him even though he couldnt see her & she turns to me and is like “he’s gonna fall off!” & she started cracking up.

    we were done at like 1:30 but David stayed cause he tweeted he’d be there till two. he was in the office in the back till 2.

    uhm, there really werent a lot of people but David seemed happy with that. he was like “i like this, it’s easier to communicate with people”

    HAHHA OH I FORGOT. people were talking to Lupe about David’s music & so i was listening & she was like “he has something coming out this…

    month i think.” & i was like “yeah a new single! Something ‘Bout Love!” & she just laughed at me & was like “see, she knows more than i do.”
    Nevada signing pic 3

  19. refnaf says:

    Cool> Finnish lessons!! en kesta!!!
    ((((EMBE))))

    I was wondering all day while at work, what David might be singing today. Angels is one of my top 10…. another version for my dpod and woah… very nice!

    Ababnana77 “I think he wants everyone to know that some actual thought went into the lyrics and that they’re not just written to appeal to the tween audience. I feel like he’s trying to get his way out of that stereotype while still getting radio airplay (which is a pretty hard thing to do). Especially when your lyrics are not extremely sexual – it looks like you are writing music for 12 year olds” I think this is so true…. seems that most pop songs are either very bubblegum or very explicit… these lyrics are niether….plus they apply to everyone….perahaps the production turned out more pop sounding than he intended??
    In the something pitchy interview I remember him saying something about wanting to get to the point where he can do deeper more soulful stuff, but has to go from point a to b to c, that he can’t just go to c right away. Something like that. (I will need to re-listen) When I hear that acoustic version… oh my, yes!!! Would love D to do it like that!
    I will be glad if the rest of the album is not as pop as SBL, David keeps saying it, so it must be true…..

    TOfan that article about Kylie…. so true, pop music can say something, maybe it just hasn’t for a while? I do not listen to enough to really know much about what is hot right now.

    awestruck… “the beauty of David’s meaninful lyrics so let’s this happen – people of any age can take their own situations and the song becomes meaningful to them in a special way. Is this part of what it means when David says the power of a song???”…. I think this is exactly what David may mean. Songs can hit you right where you are… and he has also said that even the melody has an effect. SBL’s up beat sound makes you feel good, and the key change at the end really intensifies that… I think he really does know what he is doing!

    • embe says:

      ❤ ❤ ❤

      • Justforu says:

        Breaking news!From mjsbigblog:David Archuleta is getitng ready to shoot the video for his new single e2809cSomething e2809cBout Lovee2809dDetails from a casting call reveal that David will be reunited with e2809cCrushe2809d director, Declan White Bloom and will be shot on July 16 in Los Angeles.The video concept is described as e2809cYoung live and good times style concept.e2809dThe production is looking for a lead girl:Lead / Female / Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / 18-24 yrs old. Cute charming beautiful young lady with a little bit of edge. Think an American Apparel model look. Need an actress for this role as opposed to a model.They are also looking for skateboarders:Featured / Male or Female / All Ethnicities / 18-24 yrs oldHighly experienced skater. If you cane28099t pull off a 360 kick flip clean,bonless, or ollie a 6 step with a mute grab youe28099re not what were looking for.Ie28099ll assume the lead male will be David. Heh.

      • share says:

        Ab fab my goodly man.

      • Sameerah says:

        That’s insane! I can’t bvleeie they were talking about Seattle’s weather in Canada. You’re not even anywhere near. They must have really had a slow news day, haha. My friend Amanda was so excited to go to Canada for a concert and actually be able to order a drink. 21 is a ridiculous, arbitrary age.

      • sildenafil says:

        This information is off the hizool!

  20. refnaf says:

    love those tweets TOfan!!!

  21. awestruck says:

    refnaf – ah, the power of a song… take Anels acapella for instance, my mind is spinning right now.

    TOfan – I love those tweets from @Makinsey, can’t wait to ‘hear’ more. I have a question though, how did she manange to do her job and do all that tweeting too?

    • TOfan says:

      LOL, I think the first couple were “on the job” but she madly tweeted the rest after she got home. Turns out her mom works at the store & she was just helping out for the day. Nice!!!!!

      Here are a couple more:
      someone’s ringtone went off & it was “Zero Gravity” & David looks up & started cracking up & then he started singing along 🙂

      oh by the way, he reads every letter. we went back to the office & he was back there reading them with his mom… it was adorable. he was like reading it out loud to his mom.

      Oh, and check out FOD’s latest post for Pastel’s hilarious tips for how David can get from Nevada to Toronto for another book signing here in Canada. 😆

  22. abanana77 says:

    awestruck – I am seriously LOLing at you discovering how to do smiley faces! 🙂 😀 😛

    And oh gosh Angels. Acapella. Really kills me. Angels gets me every time. I could listen to David singing that for the rest of my life.

    TOfan – interesting tweets! I love how he stayed until 2 because he tweeted it even though everyone was gone by 1:30. <3333 Stuff like that kills me. And I like how he doesn't flaunt his Make-a-Wish thing. Like in his tweet he just said "awesome folks" when talking about the helicopter ride. You know how some celebrities you get the impression they are only involved in causes to look good? But David is so the real deal. He makes it not about himself but about the kids. I mean he was looking at the kids looking at the President instead of looking at the President in those pics from the white house. That still gets me every time.

    refnaf – that is very interesting about the point a to point b to point c. (To be honest I have never watched the something pitchy interview. I know. I'm crazy.) But I think that is very wise of David to realize that. It's gotta be kinda a gradual shift.

    • TOfan says:

      The SomethingPitchy video’s embedded at the top of THIS POST! *hints*

    • Cyrus says:

      Awestruck I agree. Radio play is a huge factor.I think the qusiteon for me as I’ve read through the preliminary hopes expressed in fan sites and then media & radio reviews is: Will Something e28098Bout Love, and the rest of the album, be a stepping stone or a quantum leap? David has the right look and sound to be a pop music icon. His hairdo is a cross between Elvis Presley and Orlando Bloom and the camera never fails to catch a myriad of candid expressions and poses that are simply brilliant. But it is also his song craft, with his message infused lyrics, unique timbre and his soulful hooks that, imho, will capture the long-term attention of listeners. What I am particularly looking forward to is his live versions. He always improves and deepens his studio originals and brings an intimacy to his songs with an inviting, front-porch feel from his heart to his audiences.

    • Shahid says:

      16ae03512bOnly a smiling vistior here to share the love (:, btw outstanding design and style. The price one pays for pursuing a profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. by James Arthur Baldwin. 185

  23. emmegirl says:

    abanana77 – I know it’s long, but that somethingpitchy interview is great. He does talk about the progression and how you “can’t just make a jump from here to here and people are like, whoa, where did that come from?” Not a direct quote but something close to that, it was really interesting. I think he even said something like, “you can’t just start doing this like deep, dark stuff.” Again, not a direct quote. Sorry, I don’t have time to listen to it right now for the exact words.

  24. TOfan says:

    Mr. Chatty & Crush! 😆

  25. awestruck says:

    abanana – ok, so is there a website that tells you how to make the other two smiley faces you did??? as well as others?

  26. peppertara says:

    Awestruck….loved your blog. SBL defintely still does reflect David’s heart and soul I think. He sings this uptempo dancy song with a passion and amazing, soaring vocals. The lyrics are certainly a part of David. When I watched his last Vlog and heard him talk about the different kinds of relationships, I could see it was personal for him too..in his own family and with his parents, aww. The lyrics to this song most definitely stand out and with substance as Neon Limelight said (love them, they always give great props to David). I’m thinking maybe this song was written with a more organic feel to it (it really is a lovely song) but the label wanted to rev it up and make it more radio friendly with what is played today. Better chance of being a hit on the radio…probably. I get my fix of this song every day, there is something ’bout this song!
    Love the videos of David’s performance in Vegas, oh I still have a wish to see David sing Angels live, haven’t had the opportunity yet!
    So much happening with this young man….have a feeling things will only get bigger and better.
    Perhaps the rest of the album will have a more acoustic or organic sound to it. We know David has put a lot of his heart and mind into writing songs and hopefully, many of them will make the album. Think he did a pretty great job with his new single!
    So much to read, so much to discuss…but I’ll stop here for now. Enjoying everyone’s posts here.

  27. awestruck says:

    morning all

    peppertara – I will have to have another look see at his vlog to re-listen. You said “I’m thinking maybe this song was written with a more organic feel to it” This certainly could be – if you get a chance listen to the piano cover that emmegirl posted at 12:25 yesterday. I can SOO hear David singing this while playing the piano. Somehow, though, I think David (by the sounds of it) had lots of artistic control for this album and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he choose to do it uptempo. This would be a great question for a fan to ask… and it would be cool to know how he intended it to be done.

  28. awestruck says:

    (((AF4L))) I didn’t hug you back yesterday… have a great day.

    • Victor says:

      I am fighting too much agsiant my anxiety and just need to go with it, which I do try. I am really getting down about all of this lately. I am still too scared to try the prozac and but at the same time can’t go on feeling like this much longer. Any advice?My husband is really supportive but doesn’t know what to do either. My doctor said the prozac could make my anxiety worse at first and I just don’t think I could feel any worse and survive, I’m afraid I’ll have a psychotic breakdown in public.

    • Neslihan says:

      That is an interesting chicoe i know alot of people that say they dont think that they could work with the elderly especially ones whom are really dependent. So kudos to you!!

  29. Kizzi says:

    Great read awestruck. It is very interesting to see the explanation David has taken time to make about the meaning of SBL. As time goes on hopefully we will have a clearer sense of what he is relaying about the meaning & origins of the lyrics.

    It’s so good to hear David speak more on his work, and that he has myriad opportunities and obvious marketing push for his upcoming single and album. I am very excited that he is focused on promoting his music even if in his own self-effacing way.

    I really took note of his inclusion in the activities around Capital 4th and am hopeful of his connection with Jimmy Smits (remember 1st seeing him in L.A. Law). This appears to me to be a milestone in terms of connections and being recognized on a broader scale.

    One can be uber talented and deserving but in the end, success in the entertainment world is about connections, networking, and reputation. Since reputation is a given, then it is the connections and networking that has to evolve for a broader audience to embrace David’s music over time. That’s happening now and it is a joy to see it unfold.

    Embe – I agree with your take on SBL and its audience. The video planned supposedly has a call for skateboarders in it – serious skaters at that which definitely sends a clear message that the song is about youth and young love in my estimation. So even if there is a broader meaning for a broader audience in the lyrics, the music is pure Pop and about young love.

    When I first listened to the song it struck me as about romantic love vs. the more universal platonic love. After David’s explanation in his vlog and other interviews of the lyrics, I did listen and could then glean a more universal meaning of the lyrics but imho I can’t see it being taken that way by the casual listener or buyer who listen via radio or in snippets on iTunes or the like for downloading.

    Since David is developing his voice in prose, he already excels at song 😀 , I think we will find out more as the song is released and he expresses his sense of its meaning over time.

    But I have to agree that SBL isn’t targeting 30 yr old men or even ….mumble-mumble-mumble… year old woman like me. Do I like the song—yes, very much, AND primarily because it’s David’s voice and my hope for his long term career success in music. My wish is for the youth and young adults who buy Pop singles and albums to LOVE the song and RELATE to it “en masse.” And who knows, maybe that demographic will relate to the more universal meaning of the lyrics.

    What I especially find gratifying is his identification as a singer/songwriter/author versus just “American Idol runner up.”

    It’s going to be a fun summer. Cheers!

  30. CAbanana77 says:

    Awestruck – no website. I just tried doing the regular emoticons and they turned into the pictures.

    🙂 is : ) (without the spaces)
    😀 is : D
    😛 is : P
    😉 is ; )

    There are probably more but those are the ones I use.

    • awestruck says:

      Way Cool, now I must write them down or else I will forget, lol. The ones with the letters don’t make sense to me though – I mean what does ‘D’ stand for – see my dentures? and ‘P’ – ???

      I bet a sad face is : ( OK, now I will try it for real 😦

      NOT that I need one today – it’s my birthday! ‘Kay, you might ask why an ‘older’ person such as myself is actually happy to have a BD? Same old, same old… lots of David news, David booksigning songs etc. sharing with my e-family… one set of grandkids coming to visit…

      • TOfan says:

        {{{{awestruck}}}

        Happy B-Day!

        Replace “Cindy” with “awestruck” & here’s a song just for you! 😆 😆

      • awestruck says:

        awww thanks TOfan

      • archiesfan4life says:

        Happy Birthday awestruck!!!! Enjoy your day! {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

      • Abanana77 says:

        Happy Birthday!!!! 😀
        And the D is supposed to look like a big wide open smile and the P is supposed to look like sticking out the tougue…
        I feel like there’s a shocked face too but I’m not sure what it is… 😮 ?

      • refnaf says:

        Happy Happy Day!!! Hope you have some fun with family and friends and CAKE♥

      • embe says:

        LOLOL aww awestruck. You are so adorable with the smileys! Word of advice – tilt your head to the left when reading the smileys and you’ll see a FACE mysteriously appearing behind the “code” 😀

        And a birthday hug for ya ❤ Hyvää syntymäpäivää (=happy birthday)!

  31. awestruck says:

    Kizzi – hi!

    I agree that most will take the lyrics to be about young love, especially with the direction of the video shoot. My conundrum is that David has really made the effort to explain the lyrics… so perhaps peppertara is right – “When I watched his last Vlog and heard him talk about the different kinds of relationships, I could see it was personal for him too..in his own family and with his parents” – and he wrote the song with a more organic feel, but the label wanted it upbeat.

    I too am loving the promotion, both by David himself but especially from his management. As for David’s Capitol 4th inclusion – that is huge in my eyes. Not many bigger celebrations go on in the States than that. Wonder if Jimmy Smitts was instrumental in him being asked?

    I SOOO agree with this “One can be uber talented and deserving but in the end, success in the entertainment world is about connections, networking, and reputation. Since reputation is a given, then it is the connections and networking that has to evolve for a broader audience to embrace David’s music over time. That’s happening now and it is a joy to see it unfold.” I would add radio play to this though…

    LA Law ftw, by the way!

  32. Kizzi says:

    Awestruck – I agree. Radio play is a huge factor.

    I think the question for me as I’ve read through the preliminary hopes expressed in fan sites and then media & radio reviews is: Will Something ‘Bout Love, and the rest of the album, be a stepping stone or a quantum leap?

    David has the right look and sound to be a pop music icon. His hairdo is a cross between Elvis Presley and Orlando Bloom 😀 and the camera never fails to catch a myriad of candid expressions and poses that are simply brilliant.

    But it is also his song craft, with his message infused lyrics, unique timbre and his soulful hooks that, imho, will capture the long-term attention of listeners.

    What I am particularly looking forward to is his live versions. He always improves and deepens his studio originals and brings an intimacy to his songs with an inviting, front-porch feel… from his heart to his audiences.

  33. awestruck says:

    Kizzi, yes David has the IT factor musically and presence wise. It’s interesting, I just listened to his debut CD and though liked hearing the purity of his voice am really looking forward to this upcoming CD because of the depth to which his voice has developed… and then the live versions!

    I agree with what you said in capturing the long-term attention, and it doesn’t hurt either that his open, honest, earnestness doesn’t hurt either.

    • Mona says:

      Love your thoughts awetsruck! I agree, his vocals are amazing, this song in no way diminishes that; and if he never sang an uptempo song like this critics would still say he is a one trick pony (even those arguments are so ridiculous by now that they are laughable.)Most up temp/pop/techno/dance songs have very surface lyrics where any real connection on a deeper level is not a goal. With SBL, as you mentioned, the lyrics have a deeper context and even while you are bouncing around bopping to the song, you are receiving this wonderful, positive, warm feeling of understanding, compassion and hope. He encompasses it all so brilliantly.You all have probably seen this, but this piano cover is absolutely beautiful and it really helps you appreciate the beauty of this melody.

    • You keep it up now, understand? Really good to know.

    • Articles like this just make me want to visit your website even more.

  34. awestruck says:

    thanks everyone for the BD wishes and hugs!

  35. awestruck says:

    abanana – ok, the D smile actually looks like a D and P will be for put out your tongue… could the shocked one be : O??? Let’s try 😮 (Hope this does not turn out to be rude, lol)

    embe – how do you say ‘thank you’ in Finnish. Thanks for the adorable btw, makes me feel young. Nowadays I get maam from store clerks etc. Maybe I will have to start coloring my hair again…

  36. refnaf says:

    Soooo… a bit better than CFTH cover art…. eeep


    cover art

  37. refnaf says:

    Matt Clayton?? me thinks so….

  38. abanana77 says:

    Oh. My. Heck. That cover art killed me. I can’t even put words together right now to describe it. *dies*

    And yes refnaf I am sure it is Matt Clayton. He must photograph David forever.

  39. Kizzi says:

    LOL Ref – killer eyes – lookin’ right at ya. 😀

    And his arms are resting on a book and the background color is the same as the cyan color on his book cover. Fully coordinated marketing going on here and just have to say “something ’bout” it being time for the full court press treatment…haha

  40. Zoe says:

    Jeepers! Been busy with real life these last few days and just now stopping by for a quick catchup, only to find out it’s Awestruck’s bday!

    Happy, healthy to ya, Awestruck!

    Gonna try to get back here later to fully digest your birthday treat to us and to read everyone’s comments. Then give my 2 cents worth, for what it’s worth, lol.

    Wish the rest of my world would some days let me hang out in Davidland for as long as I wanted.

    *le sigh*

    At least no one seems to be complaining that I’ve got SBL playing nonstop!! That’s a VERY good sign! 🙂

  41. Zoe says:

    OMG – ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!?!?!?!?!

    Just clicked on that site that Refnaf posted!!!

    The kid is SMMMMMOKIN’!!!

    Now that’s a birthday gift that’ll keep on giving, Awestruck!! 🙂

    Defibrillator NOW!!!! *THUD*

  42. Kizzi says:

    LOL Zoe – the “eyes” have IT for sure.

    TOfan – I’m guessing you won’t be switching out pictures for this album liner – LOL

  43. refnaf says:

    lol kizzi….
    Matt C has really captured David… and I agree that someone is doing something good> ” Fully coordinated marketing” WFM. I think David having a say in things is a win win for everyone…. David, Jive and us!!!

    • Kizzi says:

      You are so right ref – the OS said:

      “…The change was made because David wants to give his fans WAY more than just a single, and needed an extra week to do it, but trust us it will be worth it…”

      David having his say “to give his fans WAY more…” And, I’m thinking (just speculation mind you) that ordering though his OS may give him a bigger cut of the revenue…here’s hoping that’s true.

      • Bilal says:

        awww ghost world, i wish i could just get a batman mask and go to a coeffe shop visit my best friend^^i never read teen vogue, but i will after this!x

      • Steffie says:

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  44. refnaf says:

    The OS has also announced some changes to the release date of the single… July 20 instead of 13, so the same as the itunes release, if you pre-order the album you get a download of the single right away… sounds better than having the single available on the oc before itunes… things are looking good!!!
    EEEE

  45. refnaf says:

    Okay….
    so
    David has a sense of humour…. after the twitter spazzz fest over the SBL cover art… he tweets that he misses his old avi… AND HE CHANGED IT BACK…. to the old orange one… I am lololing . gosh darn it, he really is a hoot!

  46. TOfan says:

    WOWZA, just got home to so much excitement, most especially the return of Orangeness Avi! LOLOL (I was a little too not over it, tbh 🙂 )

    And that SBL cover????? No Kizzi, I won’t be switching that one! LOL

    So what do we think could be on the “special fan edition” of the album??? My head is SPINNING… I think we all want the same thing … MORE SONGS!!!! 😆 😆

    Awestruck, wasn’t it nice of David to splash out like this for your birthday!!!

  47. archiesfan4life says:

    I have got to stop leaving my house – I miss too much and I was only gone for a few hours:(. I cannot believe that picture!!!!!!! WOW!

  48. emmegirl says:

    archiesfan4life, I know, leave at your own risk.

    And holy moly… looking at those eyes… it’s like being hypnotized… you enter this trance-like state until somebody slap’s you out of it! (I end up being both the slapper and the slapee.)

    It’s like it’s not real.

  49. jackryan4DA says:

    Just dropping by to check if all is well in snowanglez land or are you guys all slayed, skewered, gobsmacked and bamboozled by the new cover?

    JR
    waving from heaven

    • Impressive brain power at work! Great answer!

    • Mauricio says:

      Always a good word from you dear friend. I have been grwoing in my companionship with the Lord in the last couple of years. I love and enjoy just being with’ the Lord. Oftentimes, I just simply can’t believe the Lord would want to be with me’ and have to take it by faith that He does. I expected to see some mention’ of spiritual gifts in a discussion of God’s WIll for our lives. In my preaching in Eph 4 I have come to realize again that spiritual gifts are probably the single biggest factor (other than the Word of God itself) in giving us direction’ as to God’s will for our life. What do you think?Again, thanks for your insight and your service to Him and us.

    • Mahaley says:

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  50. embe says:

    ……………..911………………………help…………

  51. TOfan says:

    emme, “I end up being both the slapper and the slapee” hahahaha … still chuckling over that! So true!

    JR & embe, LOL

    Here’s ms. beebee’s brilliant combo of the new single cover & D’s penchant for orange-iosity (and no, not just an excuse to post the cover again 😉 ):

    orange cover

    • Naqibzadran says:

      that we should foirvge and forget’. Even if this were actually possible, we are certainly not required to even attempt anything like it if they are unrepentent and likely to offend again on the same serious way. We are entitled to say within ourselves something like: whilst I have handed calling you to account over to God, and whilst I pray that you will see the light, understand what you have done and repent, and apologise so that we can safely be reconciled, I now know you and what you are like, and I choose to guard my heart and the hearts of those under my protection, and (for the time being anyway) to love you in absence.By doing this, as well as protecting ourselves (we are not called to continually cast our pearls in front of swine’) and giving ourselves time and space for our own healing, we give those who have done us wrong the chance to experience that we no longer seek their company, but at the same do not carry any resentment towards them. If it is God’s will that we should be reconciled to them and resume an active friendship, then this course of action can have a powerfully positive challenging effect. If it does not, then it is better that we let them go and enable God to give us something/someone else instead.We hope you find this reply of help.God bless and guide you.

  52. MunkFOD says:

    awestruck, I really loved your article! I think David wants us to know that he is deeper than songs about boy/girl relationships….that he has much more to say. That is why the explanation of his single and the rest of the album. It won’t be like some of the typical non meaning…baby, baby, baby….kinda songs. He is deeper than that. You can see it in his eyes. BTW that pic of David is wonderful. You can see right down to his soul thru his eyes.

    • awestruck says:

      Thanks Munk! David does definitely have a depth to him and we have sene it over and over again. As for the pic, well, it really gets to me. It is like he is right there in front of you, YES “You can see right down to his soul thru his eyes.”

  53. MunkFOD says:

    I am not sure where that avi came from on my last post , but it is cute!

  54. MunkFOD says:

    Sorry if this looks like spamming…I am really not. But I am so glad that David took the time to write Chords Of Strength. It makes all of his writing, performances, recording, more meaningful. I thought I “got” David before. But I understand him with a deeper understanding and appreciation. He has a lot to offer us and I am so proud and happy to be his fan. OK….I am done….

    • awestruck says:

      Munk – every bit David gives us, helps us understand and appreciate him more and more. The thing is, though, my heart is about ready to burst and I don’t know how much more I can take! ‘Proud and happy to be his fan’ – join the club.

      ps if you look to see how many comments I’ve made, you’ll be not the only one spamming, lol.

    • TOfan says:

      You are so right about COS, munk … helped connect a lot of the ArchuDots for me too! … and feel free to join our spammers club, right awestruck? 😆

    • Woah nelly, how about them apples!

    • Terry says:

      I haven’t bought teen vogue since fervoer (around the same time I stopped recognising the cover stars, what is this High School Musical shit?) but really like the ed you posted. Reminded me of how creative it was!

    • Honey says:

      Liability insurances are sold in states that have a fault QuotesChimp of redressing harms caused by car accidents as nicely as in no-problem states, which change this facet of the car insurance (see Chapters 8 and 9).

  55. archiesfan4life says:

    Just had to share this. I visited Snarky Archies this morning and they have a picture of Paul Anka next to David’s new one and they asked if you could see any similarities. What made me laugh – and feel really OLD was what was written under the pictures:

    “Violet4ever sent us this cover. Who even is Paul Anka?? I had to youtube. I found a song I know. Sort of.”

    Hahahahaha. Of course the song they “discovered” was Put Your Head on My Shoulder – how I remember that song!

    • awestruck says:

      AF4L – my oh my Put Your Head on My Shoulder is a classic! 😉

    • TOfan says:

      ROTFL, af4L! hahaha … & Paul’s Canadian to boot! since I know that, guess I’m old too! 😆

      • stenocruiser says:

        Old? That would be me. I was around to see Paul’s career pretty much from the start. He, of course, was a genius/prodigy having been a singer/songwriter from his early teens. Here is his website — the intro is interesting when you hear him singing She’s a Lady (the Tom Jones song which Paul wrote); he shouts out “sing it” with the same inflection David uses. Cool! His bio is fascinating — amazing work ethic and prolific songwriting, from his first hit ‘Diana’ to ‘This Is It’ co-written with Michael Jackson last year. At 67, he is still performing: “I perform because I still need to,” he says. “It’s one of those things that’s in your blood.” Sounds like someone else we know.

        http://www.paulanka.com/flash/main.html

        • Sharon says:

          Hi folks, it’s a small thing, but i thought i would share.I was at Costco in the mdilde of the day, with time to spare. How rare!I noticed that the two folks behind me were each holding a single item. Well, no problem. I asked each of them if they would like to go ahead of me, and what do you know they did!Since the checkout crew at Costco are a well-oiled team, it only took an extra 3 minutes out of my day, and made those customers pretty happy.Pay It Forward!

  56. MunkFOD says:

    Thanks awestruck! you are awesome!

  57. SweetonDA says:

    Loved my mini trip to Vegas for the book signing. David was his usual awesome, good looking self. Doesn’t he look so great in red?

    I’m late reporting and I know you have already heard his fabulous Angels. It was the best I have heard yet. Everyone just went quiet when he started to sing. I was taking pics but had to stop. This feeling came over me and I couldn’t do anything but stare. He does this to me every time.

    This is a part of what I wrote over on The Voice. Just bringing it over here. It was kind of funny!

    My story from the signing: I decided to have David sign one of my books with my internet name, SweetonDA. This was my personal copy that I’ve marked up and underlined. I’m not the only one who’s done that right? Anyway, he looked at the name and started to say it then looked at me kind of funny! I said it was my name on his fansites and wanted him to sign it that way because I’ve never been a fan of anyone and never been on the internet until he came along or something to that affect. He laughed and said, “Oh, okay.” Then I told him it was all his fault that I had an internet name to begin with. I was telling him how it’s so great how many people he’s brought together while he was signing my second book. He said, who’s Jamie? I said that was me and he looked like why do you have two books? Doesn’t everyone have two books? I said, that one was to share with anyone who wanted to read his book but didn’t have a copy. Then I shook his hand and was ushered down the stairs to leave. I’m so glad I didn’t bring the third book that already had his signature from NJ. He would have really looked at me strangely if I had to explain that that book was to be tucked away in my “David Drawer” along with all my other signed pics, VIP treasures etc. No I don’t have ODD! No wonder my family think I have lost it. Tell me I’m not the only one that has David treasures tucked away somewhere. I got the idea that David thought I was crazy too!

    TOfan, did you see the picture of David’s shoes from Vegas. I told djafan that we should get a pic of them and we both thought of you. My pic has his feet crossed. I’ll include it but don’t know if it will show up.

    shoes Vegas

  58. TOfan says:

    {{{{{{sweetonDA}}}}}
    my cheeks hurt from smiling after reading your recap, thank you! & picturing David reading out your screen name had me ROTFLing here.

    I find it so sweet not only that he’s mystified by how ODD we all are but that he actually spends time trying to understand it. In COS, the part where he tries to explain why people travel so far to see him, and do so numerous times, I found so touching.

    Rather than just take for granted (as so many would) that he’s irresistible and awesome (even though he is), his assumption is that he’s just like everybody else and there must be something else going on (which is also true, imo).

    And you are most def. not alone with the David Drawer, LOL. Mine’s a box right now … think I need to upgrade to a steamer trunk soon.

    and big hugs to you & dja for the shoe shots … my thing for shoes pre-dates David so kinda merges my two “hobbies” bahahaha

  59. awestruck says:

    sweetonDA – what a humurous interlude you had with David. I too must confess to a ‘David Drawer’ full of memories and momentos.

    TOfan, I agree that David’s ‘I don’t get this ODD, but I want to try to understand it’ dilema, as he described in COS is very touching. It certainly speaks to his appreciation and respect of his fans.

    • Marcinho says:

      Great read awestruck. It is very inrtiesetng to see the explanation David has taken time to make about the meaning of SBL. As time goes on hopefully we will have a clearer sense of what he is relaying about the meaning & origins of the lyrics.It’s so good to hear David speak more on his work, and that he has myriad opportunities and obvious marketing push for his upcoming single and album. I am very excited that he is focused on promoting his music even if in his own self-effacing way. I really took note of his inclusion in the activities around Capital 4th and am hopeful of his connection with Jimmy Smits (remember 1st seeing him in L.A. Law). This appears to me to be a milestone in terms of connections and being recognized on a broader scale. One can be uber talented and deserving but in the end, success in the entertainment world is about connections, networking, and reputation. Since reputation is a given, then it is the connections and networking that has to evolve for a broader audience to embrace David’s music over time. That’s happening now and it is a joy to see it unfold.Embe I agree with your take on SBL and its audience. The video planned supposedly has a call for skateboarders in it serious skaters at that which definitely sends a clear message that the song is about youth and young love in my estimation. So even if there is a broader meaning for a broader audience in the lyrics, the music is pure Pop and about young love. When I first listened to the song it struck me as about romantic love vs. the more universal platonic love. After David’s explanation in his vlog and other interviews of the lyrics, I did listen and could then glean a more universal meaning of the lyrics but imho I can’t see it being taken that way by the casual listener or buyer who listen via radio or in snippets on iTunes or the like for downloading. Since David is developing his voice in prose, he already excels at song , I think we will find out more as the song is released and he expresses his sense of its meaning over time. But I have to agree that SBL isn’t targeting 30 yr old men or even .mumble-mumble-mumble year old woman like me. Do I like the song yes, very much, AND primarily because it’s David’s voice and my hope for his long term career success in music. My wish is for the youth and young adults who buy Pop singles and albums to LOVE the song and RELATE to it en masse. And who knows, maybe that demographic will relate to the more universal meaning of the lyrics.What I especially find gratifying is his identification as a singer/songwriter/author versus just American Idol runner up. It’s going to be a fun summer. Cheers!

  60. TOfan says:

    Breaking non-news
    Turns out, Matt Clayton was NOT the album shoot photographer 😥 (he was on set but “used in a diff. capacity”).

    He sent out a letter to David fan sites (Janey will probs post the whole letter on Snarkies) to explain. What a cool guy.

  61. TOfan says:

    Nice interview with DC on Heels cohost (like how they ended with a snippet of SBL):

  62. embe says:

    Allrighty then. Tell me what sort of thoughs go through your head when watching this interview, starting from the 0:48 mark. You might wanna rate your thoughts with letters such as G, NC or R. My rating is worryingly R-oriented.

    Or am I just weird? (Ok, don’t answer that.)

    • TOfan says:

      LOL embe! tbh, my main thought when watching that interview was that D. didn’t seem very relaxed with her, maybe just me tho’ … my 2nd thought was “wow, her lipstick is REALLY red” lol … although I loved the clip of the rehearsal intro … his beaming smile after the Crush downloads mention is priceless!

      • embe says:

        Maybe David didn’t seem very chill in her company ’cause her saliva was dripping on his lap.

        Anyway, I don’t know what it is about David being all serious, not knowing he was on camera… I really don’t. But I do know that I still have time to watch that interview 27 times before my fiance comes home, so —>

    • pamela08 says:

      A peak at non-smiley David is rather rare, and intriguing. I have visited that part of the interview SEVERAL times too.

      Yep, she was …excited.

      • TOfan says:

        ROTFL embe & pamela08 😆

      • awestruck says:

        pamela – I’m thinking she was “excited” or somethin’ somethin’! And David, well either he wasn’t very relaxed as TOfan suggested, maybe uncomfortable, or he was just really unsure as to how to handle it or he was feelin’ a bit of attraction himself and uncomfortable with that??? Speculation aside, David’s instincts seemed to be kicking in and he did not feel comfortable looking her in the eye…

  63. djafan says:

    awestruck….great read.

    Why does he feel SBL doesn’t reflect the rest of the album? And why has he gone to some length to explain the meaning behind the lyrics? Hmm, points to ponder. What do you think?

    I think I have come to the conclusion that he amazes me at every turn. SF always calls him an enigma and I agree with her 100%. With this album art they captured what we see in those eyes when we meet him and leave us wondering what the heck happened?

    Tofan…glad you like the shoes!

  64. djafan says:

    ok…pic didn’t work…let me try this.

    Vegas shoes 2

  65. djafan says:

    Well that didn’t work either…hopefully you can fix Tofan…shoe pic for you!

  66. abanana77 says:

    OK I am confused about the whole Matt Clayton being there but not actually shooting the cover. I obviously know nothing about photography at all but why would they have a photographer there that wasn’t actually doing the shoot? Anyone out there with a little more insight?

    • awestruck says:

      I’m with you abanana – what does ‘used in a different capacity’ mean? at a photo shoot?

    • TOfan says:

      Matt says he didn’t shoot the album cover … he didn’t say anything about the single cover … dunno, but that’s sorta what I was thinking. The single cover seems like his style, simple, strong & classic… or he could’ve been there to help David choose the best ones for the album, as an expert “consultant” that he trusts maybe?

  67. awestruck says:

    So, embe and TOfan – In that DC on Heels I don’t think I have ever seen David actively avoid eye contact like that before… hmmm??? lol, perhaps I will share my thoughts later;)

    Thanks djafan!

  68. Angelica says:

    LOL! I just hurried over here to tell TOfan to check out the shoes sweetonDA took of David’s crossed feet and see she beat me to it. haha.

    awestruck,

    “Why does he feel SBL doesn’t reflect the rest of the album? And why has he gone to some length to explain the meaning behind the lyrics? Hmm, points to ponder. What do you think?”

    Idk. But I think he is a sly fox. He knows something. Look at that single cover pic. Srly, I’m glad he went to some lengths to explain the meaning behind the lyrics. People try to pin him down to be specific and he always points to the universal, all-encompassing meaning of a song. The way he did with Crush, including all ages and relating the lyrics to all of us.

    • awestruck says:

      Angelica, you are right “he always points to the universal, all-encompassing meaning of a song” and perhaps any specifics would be too personal for David to want to share. And truly there can be many meanings to a song – take, for example, Stand By Me, a new meaning on the 4th of July – and he doesn’t want to sway anyone to think of it in only one way…

  69. TOfan says:

    {{{dja & angelica}}}

    Thanks so much for the shoe pic! You know me too well! LOL

    Yes, you’re right Angelica, he is a sly fox. The fact that he keeps calling the song “radio friendly” tells me he’s savvy enough to know the role & importance of a single (not that I doubted it) … and actually, Crush didn’t reflect the rest of the first CD either. It too stood out as more pure radio-friendly pop than the rest of the songs.

    • Kizzi says:

      Interesting observation TOfan. So very on point. I’m not sure “sly” (as in tricky, concealing one’s objective) is the adjective…I’m thinking maybe more savvy to what works. In any event, I can embrace sly or savvy, as all-in-all, it’s fantastic to see this progress and marketing.

      Oh, happy day!

      • Caio says:

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      • Fedor says:

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  70. peppertara says:

    Was reading through all the comments here and thoroughly enjoyed them all!
    SweetonDA…loved your story about the booksigning, made me smile, laugh and delight in reading it.
    TOfan….yes the girls lipstick was very red in that DC interview (not that there is anything wrong with that) but I couldn’t help but think that maybe David just wasn’t used to sitting that close to an interviewer with such red lips! Perhaps it distracted him from looking at her eyes and instead of zooming in on her red lips every time he faced her, he chose to look away most of the time, lol.
    Wow…that cover art….what a heavenly photo, my goodness! Now that would make a fabulous album cover. I’m confused on that…is this just the single artwork or is it the album cover too?
    They keep referring to it as “the album”. Maybe it’s just my age showing, don’t quite get it.

    Did anyone else notice the “censorship” on David’s official site re: his twitter about the peacock. Made me laugh, they cropped off the last 3 letters of peacock! Don’t know what David would think of that, poor dear! ha.

    • embe says:

      Yeah, they did censor peac*** 😀 😀

      Someone on IDF said “David needs to watch his dirty mouth” and “He’s such a pottymouth – look what fame has done to him” 😀 Oh gosh, I never thought David could say something worth censoring.

      • Kris says:

        We’re going to see David Archuleta! lolol and then the border cronsisg guy was like … is than an entertainer? Hahaha and my mom was like Yes. He was on American Idol. Haha and the guy let us go.

  71. embe says:

    LOOK!!! The lovely Abrra made a MGR of the hotter-than-hot part of the interview video!!!

    Can’t.stop.hitting.replay.

  72. jackryan4DA says:

    Look what I found in my inbox 🙂 NEW ENTRIES FOR ASCAP UNDER DAVID’S NAME!

    Works written by: ARCHULETA DAVID Society: ASCAP IPI No. 562.68.52.27
    1 . A LITTLE TOO NOT OVER YOU (Work ID: 313395912)
    2 . ALL THE TIME (Work ID: 881590527)
    3 . BEAUTIFUL DISTRACTION (Work ID: 881590531)
    4 . DON’T LET GO (Work ID: 343226477)
    5 . FALL DOWN (Work ID: 881590537)
    6 . FALLING (Work ID: 362787719)
    7 . LAST THING (IF ONLY), THE (Work ID: 881590528)
    8 . NORTHERN LIGHTS (Work ID: 881590603)
    9 . SOMEBODY OUT THERE (Work ID: 496312693)
    10 . ZERO GRAVITY (Work ID: 560286993)

    Folks, 5 new songs! Woo-hoo!!!

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