Sorry, guys, I have no words right now… I am so blown away… I know I was joking about him wearing baggy pants & big sneakers so he could break out some dance moves BUT I DID NOT ACTUALLY BELIEVE HE WOULD DO THAT!
We always knew he could move and groove like a pro but was holding back AND NOW WE HAVE PROOF!!!!!
(Sorry for the all caps, I am just so dang excited, lol.)
Not gonna lie, had really low expectations for this video, tbh, that’s just how I roll, hahaha. I mean, I absolutely love the song, I’ve literally had Up All Night on repeat since it came out but, I don’t know… just expected something similar to what he’s already done, or something.
Shows how much I know… I really really really really really hoped someone would be dancing in the video because that’s what the song makes me do, leap out of my chair and throw my hands in the air like I don’t care… hey, if I’m at work it gets a bit weird but c’est la vie, lol… but I never in my wildest dreams thought that someone would be David! hahaha
The boi can really move too!
Also love the rooftop setting and all the diversity (felt very Canadian to me, just sayin 🙂 ) … and them all being wrapped in blankets… and all the hugs… and his killer laugh and smile… and that he was there dancing away the night, so he was basically at a rave 🙂 …
Also loved the powerful message of reaching out to someone who’s feeling left out, then paying that forward …
EDIT: I’ve just been thinking about how brave David is… about how his love of surprising us and defying our expectations trumps his self-consciousness… what courage it takes to put yourself out there like that. He’s never really danced at all in public and then he just goes for it and commits to it. Wow. THIS is why we’re here still here, am I right?
GO TEAM GO! SHARE SHARE SHARE!!!!
(more later when I’ve collected myself, may take a while, hahaha)
SO WHAT DID YOU GUYS THINK????
Also, how amazing is Orion??? What is your favourite song so far? Say Me literally had me in tears on the bus this morning, not even kidding.
Who else thought the BTS video was going to feature David practicing choreography? 🙂
LET THE GIFs BEGIN!!!!!
How I feel about Friday. And new music release day. And new video release day. 😎 pic.twitter.com/rkOJ1gOXut
— rhiminee (@rhiminee) May 19, 2017
I call this The Spiderman 🙂
Feeling that groove! @DavidArchie 💃🏻😄 pic.twitter.com/mU6I5PIysU
— Zaren/Nash (@Zaren89) May 19, 2017
Eh yeah! 😀 @DavidArchie pic.twitter.com/QqbTItIuS0
— Zaren/Nash (@Zaren89) May 19, 2017
Partay! @DavidArchie pic.twitter.com/8ousB3gygf
— Zaren/Nash (@Zaren89) May 19, 2017
OMG……😍…..can’t talk now.
What Kizzi said… I’m still sorting through a choice of superlatives.
bringing over peppertara’s comment from end of the last thread:
“What a wonderful video!! Way to go David…..and all that dancing, love it! When I first watched it I thought….that guy is a good dancer, looks like David, lol. Then I realized it was David, so good and so much fun. The guy can move! Really nice message and feeling in the video for such a great song…yep…probably his best. Maybe he’ll do some of that dancing in his concerts”
“O M G !!!!!!!!!!! The video is soooooo amazing. !!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it !!!! And David can REALLY DANCE !!!!!!!!!”
“It is way better than I expected! David is dancing!!! The story line is great and at the end David invites all viewers to subscribe to his you-tube channel.”
Quite s surprise- it’s wonderful ❤️
More amazing Tina gifs HERE! 🙂 🙂 🙂
call me crazy… but it’s like he knows how gif-crazed we are and so he deliberately made the most gif-worthy video ever, lol.
Can’t chat now, must begin practicing my moves for the Orion Tour. *gasp…collapse* *gets up* *tries again*
I just tweeted not knowing you said something similar here lol. I am speechless too… oh my heck…
Deb this could be a song lyrics:
leap out of my chair
and throw my hands in the air
like I don’t care
Hahaha! We are all a little delirious, I know I am.
totally delirious here! and do you think he used a choreographer or did he just freestyle it?? I’m torn… need to watch again. 🙂
Apparently there was a choreographer. He was a good student.
oh really? details, I need details! lol
so this is from one of the “extras” who says she “almost offered to be his choreographer but he’s got it!”
How the heck has he had time to write a blog post???
“constantly looking for moments where you can pray and say, “thank you” and ask for inspiration about how to create and make the best things you can make”
I 100% do this too. *sniff*
I LOVE IT!!!
Very pleasantly surprised at this vid!!!
Really did not think he would DANCE!!
Hahaha, always surprising, that kid!!
Me too! I don’t know how to explain how much I LOVE this video! GO DAVID! You have knocked me speechless…
“Archuleta dances with a bit of Latin flair” 🙂 🙂 🙂
and here’s the official press release that’s being sent out, with some quotes from David … I must say, I like her swipes at record labels: “record label know-it-alls” 🙂 :
“This is like a new beginning,” Archuleta explains excitedly, saying he’s never felt so intrinsically fulfilled and electrified by his own music. “It’s not just taking another chance with music, it’s taking another chance on myself. … I need to be who I am or else I’ll go numb again.”
and here’s the choreographer… nice!
The choreographer is fantastic. He brought out another area of talent that David had subdued. Hope to see more of it. My daughter said ” you can tell David worked on it till he got it perfect”. Every detail.
Love the video and the song. He seems so grown up and comfortable. He can pull at my heart strings,, even in a dance video! Just Great!
Have to say again that I love this fun video, I love the fact that it is joyful, inspiring, fun, real, honest…not to mention the amazing artistry of David (and his terrific dancing, who knew he would do that?). Think David is a quick learner too if he had to learn some of those dance moves.
I agree, he is courageous, honest and so thoughtful in what he shares. Great comments from David in his interviews too and his blog. I’m glad he is enjoying his new found freedom with his music and with himself. It certainly shows with this great video and the new songs. Orion is so good, I don’t think I can pick a favourite song, they all have special meaning. “Say Me” certainly tugs at your heart though, goodness, beautiful. They’re just all really great songs! Happy that he was able to “let his armor fall”. He deserves the best.
Congrats to David on everything he has accomplished with his music and his expression, way to go! It’s not an easy business to be in but thankfully we will get even more new music! I’ll be immersed in the songs from Orion for some time though and I still can’t get over all the great dancing he did in that video! He has always been full of surprises however, still is. 🙂
p.s. The GIFs are great!
I just can’t stop watching this awesome video. I love the story, the song, the singing, and David’s dance skills !!! But most of all. I was totally shocked that he put himself out there like that . I mean our shy, self-conscious , introverted David ? Something really happened to change his outlook for sure . Its so exciting to see what will happen next !!! Now, back to the video LOL 🙂
Love this comment on her IG post:
“Here’s what I am getting from this. You saved David Archuleta. Then David Archuleta saves an entire roof deck full of people. Thus, you saved an entire roof deck full of people. Mic drop.”
And sorry, I just have to wonder this… when the casting call went out, was there a height (or lack thereof) requirement? 🙂
Her bio on Instagram says “I am short” – must have got her the job lol.
lol, GrammyJ 🙂
Love this EP, nice work David! Surprisingly Invincible might be my favorite!
Say Me, beautiful ballad – it was my prerelease fav. UAN video, BEST yet! I love watching dancing, and that guy can!! Hope he figures a way to transfer to the stage 😃 (a little too greedy?)
Obvious he put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this. Thank you for the gift David.
I’m loving Invincible more and more too! Is that a children’s choir in the background? Inspired!
Fun to look at all the info, articles and pics of David and friends. I’m sure they all had a great time working with him.
emmefirl14, yes I think David really did put a lot in to his video and his new music. It is a great gift he gave for sure.
By the way, I noticed that there are very few comments on David’s official site regarding his new video. Think people forget to comment there, I know folks comment other places but might be nice to leave a comment there (if you are so inclined). I know I forget sometimes. 🙂
Thanks for the reminder, pepp! I totally forgot to do that! I just went and left a comment about Orion… finally there’s a bunch of actual news there, lol.
Yes there is a bunch of actual news there now! 🙂
Haven’t watched the MV yet… still trying to get past the two songs from Orion we hadn’t heard:
Letter to Davie – “you have found yourself”
I am sitting here shaking as I listen – over and over – to these songs
omigosh, awestruck… you had better fasten your seatbelt for the video then, that’s all I’m going to say! 🙂 🙂 🙂
he’s a ninja – complete with up in the air 360’s AWESOME
Go read Tina’s Tumblr post on Orion, guys… put down that sardine sandwich and go, GO! HERE
What is your favourite song on Orion, so far??
Can’t choose one, not just saying. They are all so unique.
I will never understand why some people question David’s song writing skills. His music is so honest and every song has something that needs to be said. Say Me is my favourite song on this record. The line ” sees the rust where I see shine” is one of the most beautiful lyrics ever written. The fact that the powerful lyrics come wrapped up in David’s voice is like winning the lottery twice. I have to admit also that I am looking forward to the studio version of I’m Ready, ” hold me just a minute, hold me just a minute, can you “. David is the gift that keeps on giving and I for one am looking forward to everything he has to offer.
Obviously I need to check my punctuation marks before hitting post.
Let’s see…I like all the songs. Up All Night is my favorite because of the video. 9 years ago in March I first heard David sing “Imagine.” I think his 4 songs on the EP all have elements of the wonder and magic of his performance of “Imagine” —-a 100% commitment of voice, mind, heart, spirit, soul, vulnerability, tenderness, courage….messages of inspiration, support, understanding, kindness, beauty….all quintessential David.
I couldn’t be happier to see David doing what he wants to do, what is in his heart. And the dancing is a beautiful gift.
It’s a great time to be a David fan! 🙂
Love Tina’s writings, she is so clever, funny and just has a great way of expressing herself! These songs are definitely worth celebrating. I keep changing my favourites so guess I just can’t pick one.
They are all so good, meaningful, beautiful and authentic.
Moelita…..I’ve never understood since day one why people question David’s songwriting skills. I think they have always been good and just get better as he matures.
IMO he writes some of the best lyrics and melodies and really knows how to to express them in a song.
“Sees the rust where I see shine”. Love that line too. It also made me think of the idea that the naysayers regarding David only see rust where we see the shine. I think some people just cannot see the good because they have allowed too much rust to accumulate within them.
LOL. Poor analogy I know but to me there is simply no denying the beauty in David’s voice, music and artistry.
Love your analogy pepp! I am so glad we see shine!
So horrible about the tragedy at the Ariana Grande concert…so many young fans, many probably at their first concert 😥
Keeping Manchester England in my heart, so terrible what has happened at the Ariana Grande concert there.
Well, I knew it would happen–if I wait to post my reaction, y’all would write it in so many ways better than I can. 4 beautiful, thoughtful songs from a beautiful, thoughtful person.
As to the dancing, my reaction every time is: GAH! It makes the video a whole different experience than if I listen to the CD. Two gifts in one.
We are SO lucky. If I hadn’t done something to wipe out most of my email addresses a few years ago, you can bet I would be share-share-share-sharing. And speaking of email, did you also receive a newsletter today? I did, but I’m not sure where they would have gotten that particular email address.
New concert date: April 14, 2018 Mesa AZ
Tickets already on sale. I think someone jumped the gun again. Seats up front gone already. VIP available
2018, wow! thanks, mlpb3!
these are aMAZing!
Planning for 2018, yes wow! Beautiful videos posted Deb, I agree they are amazing, love those two songs (and the entire EP. 🙂