Ms. Kizzi posted this article at the end of the last thread and I thought it deserved its own post (along with all the Indonesia songs in one place).
Archuleta alert! He’s all grown up now
By FIONA HO (excerpted from Malaysia’s The Star Online)
Full story HERE.
David Archuleta talks about his new journey as an independent singer-songwriter as he gears up for his upcoming concert in Kuala Lumpur….
… despite his inherent optimism, the singer isn’t afraid to admit that his transition from manufactured pop star to independent songwriter has not been all smooth sailing….
“I have a lot of ideas that I’m really excited about but I’m still trying to figure out my sound and what I really want to say in my songs. Hopefully, some of the writers I’m meeting will be able to get the songs I want to write out of me. I want to be able to connect with my fans and reach as many people as I can.”
“I love Adele so much and people love her because she puts her heart into her songs and you can hear how much feeling she puts into it. I wanna be able to do that.”
Pop fans can breathe easy, though, for Archuleta will not abandon his pop roots just yet.
“I still love pop music. That’s what I’ve always been doing but I want to work harder on my vocals. I want to put more focus on my voice instead of all the beats and sounds that technology can add to a track.”
“People didn’t vote for me on Idol because of who I was working with or the kind of tracks I was singing. They voted for me because they liked my voice.”
The best part about making music on his own is that he doesn’t have to meet anybody’s expectations anymore, he said.
“This is all coming from me, from my heart.”
Jakarta, Indonesia, Set List (sit back & enjoy the show!):
STR and TOSOD show openers (doubleBent2WIN)
ALTNOY … ohmyheck, the singing along! (doubleBent2WIN)
Love Don’t Hate (booradleigh) (Download mp3 HERE.)
… LDH, great audio, from another perspective (chestravis)
SBL (SBL & TMH, doubleBent2WIN)
TMH: @ekiekieki: DAVID ARCHULETA!! YOUR HAND WAS FREAKING 10 CM AWAY FROM MINE OKAY AND SCREW MY SHORT HAND THAT COULDN’T REACH YOURS!!!”
MKOP on piano
My Hands (doubleBent2WIN) (Download mp3 HERE.)
Blackbird and FS (doubleBent2WIN)
WFM (doubleBent2WIN) (Download mp3 HERE.)
Everything and More (booradleigh) (Download mp3 HERE.)
Elevator: “Any left-handed people out there?” (doublebent2WIN)
Crowd chanting “We want more!!!!”
Crowd chanting again “We want more!!!!” and “DA-VID! DA-VID! DA-VID!”
Crush and encore FIREWORKS!!!! How perfect is that?? 🙂 (booradleigh)
Crowd goes WIIIIIIILD!!!!!!! (or is that just me? )