Some reviews of David Archuleta’s new single, Something ‘Bout Love, have stated that they think he is growing up musically. Hard for me to judge if the structure of the song is any more mature than those of his debut album. Lyrically is it better because it is coming from David? Certainly the hardcore fans may think so.
But, this is not the emphasis of this post, OH NO, it is not…
My apologies to be forcing you to gaze once again upon this magnificently captured loose, carefree, happy picture of David, but this is the BUT about this post, lol.
Up to now I have never really cared about David’s “look” or “IMAGE.”
Sure, I’ve thought that some of his performance getups have had more pizzazz than others.
But – there it is again, the word but – it has never really mattered to me what David wore, performing or not.
BUT – ok now I will bold it and see how many times I can use it in this post – the “Not Final Art” TOSOD cover art changes that for me. Is it time to create an IMAGE for David clothes-wise?
Perhaps it is the photographer making the difference, BUT the look from the Pro-Am game (below) is bang on for David, imho. Not for performing, BUT for day-to-day going about town to meetings, interviews etc. (he can still be just your basic David at home or on his days off – I will allow him that 🙂 ). Though I must say his casual getups are looking a bit more attitudy … to use a technical fashionista term. 🙂
David is so considerate of his fans isn’t he? Maybe he will allow me to make the following recommendation for him – for the fans’ sake! I think he is already halfway there though. This casual look allows him his T’s – graphic or not, and his favourite jeans; BUT, I just have to encourage him to don any jacket such as the one in THE PIC; and voila you have an IMAGE.
Oh, and by the way, keep the longish hair – it has grown on me!
Not to be totally frivolous about the whole thing, BUT could this heightened attention to style signal the new “phase” David spoke about in interviews last winter both musically and image-wise? Certainly ties in well with the more focused marketing push exhibited by Jive this time out, don’t you think?
P.S. David is quite the enigma isn’t he, so very “his age”-looking in THE PIC, yet so young when just hanging, especially when compared with this older pic… the more things change, the more they stay the same?