Crushin’ on David Archuleta’s Music: It Ain’t Going Away-ay-ay

Do You Ever Think, When You’re All Alone…Where This Thing Could Go??

What an energized and fun few days we have had in this ArchuChange phase of being a David fan.

Mayhap this is a portent of things to come. Soulful? Jazzy? Organic? Acoustic? Jammin’ with ma’ hommies? Who knows??

What I do know is that it’s sublime, divine, and full of joy.

The National Anthem at the National Hockey League playoffs last Friday, April 22nd was gorgeous in it’s simplicity. And this YouTube video, one of many, has just over 12,000 views…

And then the online concert in Nashville for the Invisible Children on April 25th…

“Gotta Get Through This/Message in A Bottle” packed a one-two punch. No this “Crush” ain’t going anywhere. It’s got its claws into us and we are…”hypnotized, mesmerized…” Lord help us (or not 😀 ).

How can one not have a “crush” on David Archuleta’s music which is enhanced by his person, his character, his stick-tu-a-tive-ness to his sense of self.

With his latest simple, soaring, gorgeous National Anthem and then his cover of GGTT and POTC and the “Sounds of Silence” duet with Landon,” it cements in place, yet again my dear fellow Archu-Loonies, that this…

“crush ain’t going away-ay-ay, going away-ay-ay…..”

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19 Responses to Crushin’ on David Archuleta’s Music: It Ain’t Going Away-ay-ay

  1. TOfan says:

    Bringing over from end of last thread, from peppertara:

    David is interviewed by truthaboutmusic at the ASCAP Expo. Love that he has done a little writing in Spanish.
Ricky Archuleta is a very wise young man. 🙂

    Original here:
http://truthaboutmusic.com/truthaboutmusic/2011/04/30/video-interview-david-archuleta-chats-about-his-career/

    • Kizzi says:

      Great interview. I am reminded of the ending credits of “The Jetsons” where George is walking the dog and he ends up going round and round on the “dog walk” shouting “Jane, get me off this crazy thing.” Looks like David got off the “crazy thing” that was obstructing his exploration of who he is and what he wants to do. He is so smart for 20 with his descriptions of lines and boundaries and figuring it all out. Big scores in this interview for wisdom and intelligence.

  2. KathyH says:

    Hear, hear, Kizzi. I may manage to navigate around my real life world a little easier these days, but as soon as David’s singing is recorded and somehow made available to the public, I trot joyfully back into the world of his listeners. Can’t wait for what happen next, but I will most certainly wait until what happens next.

  3. emmegirl says:

    Kizzi, love your article. “I’m gonna try some new stuff” translates to “now I get to do my music my way.” His retweeting of Ribbon In The Sky twitvids and the vlog was our hint. And then he blasts us with the Nashville performances and the wicked GGTT.

    This “more soulful, jazzy, organic sound”, as you so perfectly describes it, is what I have been waiting for. Sublime, divine, indeed! Here he will be able to get jiggy wit it, do the hitchy gitchy, let loose with all that stuff that has been itchin’ to get out. Wild horses could not drag me away (have GGTT on replay 24/7.)

    And if this isn’t enough, we still get the beautiful NA’s, God Bless America’s, POC’s, Christmas songs, etc that showcase his voice and tone so beautifully.

    Can’t wait for tour. Hope some of the writing he is doing will appear there. 🙂

    • Kizzi says:

      Emmegirl – Hellloooooo. His ASCAP interview is so revealing. I was remembering his first vlog and first interviews after AI. And, this one is grade A David and full of good stuff.

      I agree. His next tour without Jive/Azoff/WEG will be a paradigm shift…one I’m looking forward to with great anticipation.

      Relaxed, happy, “I’m in charge” David is a force of nature to behold.

  4. TOfan says:

    Love your post, Kizzi, celebrating this new path David’s on … “sublime, divine & full of joy” indeed!

    And I found this ASCAP interviewing very revealing too. First time I heard him mention feeling “overwhelmed” by the treadmill the label kept him on, which of course it must have been. And interesting to him that “taking a break” means a break from the big corporate label rat race, because, as we know, he’s been a busy guy, writing songs, creating a new website, hiring a band and rehearsing to “get a vibe going.” And if the Nashville set is any indication LOOOOVE this new vibe.

    Encouraged to see this tweet from Sunny Hilden (the Dream Sky High co-writer who seems to be at the very least sitting in on rehearsals):
    “This week’s rehearsal was different songs…they all amaze me.”

    Speaking of “sunny” 🙂 I’m off to sunny Honduras early tomorrow for a week on the island of Roàtan … you can guess what music I’m bringing! 😆 😆 😆

    • emmegirl says:

      I don’t know if I can take another month of tweets like that.

      Honduras! That would make him very happy!
      Passport, check, ipod, check. Good to go. 🙂

    • Kizzi says:

      I can see you and Mr. TOfan in snorkels, fins and swim apparel in the turquoise Honduran coastal waters. Have a blast.

  5. refnaf says:

    (((kizzi)))) Great post!!!
    “Mayhap this is a portent of things to come. Soulful? Jazzy? Organic? Acoustic? Jammin’ with ma’ hommies? Who knows??”<<>
    I am so enjoying this Archuride!!!!

    TOfan>>> have fun!!!!

  6. peppertara says:

    Such a great post Kizzi and crushin on David’s music for sure! With what we have witnessed lately….wow! Yes, “it’s sublime, divine, and full of joy.” Loving it all and will be waiting patiently for what David wants to bring us….anything and everything his heart and his musical soul desires.
    This “Archuchange” has obviously been so good for David and I’m glad he has the smarts and the courage at his young age to follow his inner voice, one heck of a guy.
    Yes he is a “force of nature to behold” and I’m glad I jumped on the Archuleta bandwagon 3 yrs ago (who am I kidding…had no choice). That force had me hook, line and sinker from day one. 🙂

    TOfan, sounds like you will have a splendid time!

  7. abanana77 says:

    Late to comment here, but just wanted to say I loved that interview. David is so wise and smart and I’m so glad he’s taking time for himself and working things out 🙂

    I find it hard to believe it’s been 3 years of following him. That time has flown by. When I first turned on the tv and saw his AI audition, I was in my first year of University, barely 18 years old and now I’m graduating! I’ve always felt like I could relate well to what he was going through, even though obviously my path was very different. And now we’re both moving on to the next stage of our lives and I’m excited to see where it will bring each of us 🙂

  8. peppertara says:

    abanana…..”And now we’re both moving on to the next stage of our lives and I’m excited to see where it will bring each of us :)”
    Love the way you think and express yourself and I know that the next stage of David’s life will be another epic chapter and I also think that the next stage of your young life will be epic in it’s own way for you. I can tell by the “smarts” you possess, your love for David (you have a good heart and an intelligence about music and life) and now you’re graduating! I think you can look forward to good things up ahead. 🙂

    I really like these kinds of tweets:
    “OMGSH the radio here Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is playing The Other Side of Down by @DavidArchie cuz i requested it!!”

    David Archuleta. TOSOD. Saudi Arabia. 🙂

    • awestruck says:

      far reaching peppertara! David has mass appeal and I am so excited to be witness to his journey. How listening to one of his songs, any of his songs, calms me down – makes me smile/cry and anything in between. I listen to the words and marvel as to his insight. I take refuge in his voice. I am sooooo loving his acoustic/organic sound where his voice is first and foremost. POTC virtually slayed me his voice leading the verses – the guitar/drums leading the chorus… imho the best arrangement of the song from him to date. I can hear the echo of the durms across the open plain of the land of oppressed children everywhere.

      Sorry for the middle of the night ramblings of a ‘more mature’ fan, lol.

  9. awestruck says:

    kizzi – my ‘crush’ ain’t goin’ away anytime soon. The interview is telling. A more confident, more assured David is making his way out into the open with more directness than ever before. Seems like he is not afraid to put out there what has guided him internally all along – in such a distinct/direct way. I have always thought that he is confident about what leads and guides him and now I heard him express it without any disembling… repeating myself here.

    goodnight!

  10. TOfan says:

    New post/thread!

    🙂

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