DAVID IS DANCING, THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

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Some killer Josh Bradley moments right here.

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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.

HA!

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 workΒ 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 πŸ™‚ ) … 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 πŸ™‚ …

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????

p.s.

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.

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Who else thought the BTS video was going to feature David practicing choreography? πŸ™‚

LET THE GIFs BEGIN!!!!!

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I call this The Spiderman πŸ™‚

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41 Responses to DAVID IS DANCING, THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

  1. Kizzi says:

    OMG……😍…..can’t talk now.

  2. TOfan says:

    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”

    and oliveoil’s:
    “O M G !!!!!!!!!!! The video is soooooo amazing. !!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it !!!! And David can REALLY DANCE !!!!!!!!!”

    and Grammyj’s
    “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.”

  3. mlpb3 says:

    Quite s surprise- it’s wonderful ❀️

  4. TOfan says:

    More amazing Tina gifs HERE! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    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.

  5. missbianca says:

    Can’t chat now, must begin practicing my moves for the Orion Tour. *gasp…collapse* *gets up* *tries again*

  6. 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.

  7. TOfan says:

    How the heck has he had time to write a blog post???

    http://www.tofw.com/blogs/i-start-each-songwriting-session-with-a-prayer

    “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*

  8. refnaf says:

    Eeeeeeee!!!
    I LOVE IT!!!
    Very pleasantly surprised at this vid!!!
    Really did not think he would DANCE!!
    Hahaha, always surprising, that kid!!

    • angelofdja says:

      Me too! I don’t know how to explain how much I LOVE this video! GO DAVID! You have knocked me speechless…

  9. Anonymous says:

    cutie patootie

    Archie glad this guy can sing? 🎀 get it? David Archie.

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  10. TOfan says:

    “Archuleta dances with a bit of Latin flair” πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680372/David-Archuleta-dances-in-new-music-video-filmed-in-Salt-Lake-City.html

    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” πŸ™‚ :

    https://t.e2ma.net/webview/0ua3i/129e029f7afbe7df7f3fd61f7f4ff9ca

    β€œThis is like a new beginning,” Archuleta explains excitedly, saying he’s never felt so intrinsically fulfilled and electrified by his own music. β€œIt’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!

    • mlpb3 says:

      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.

  11. Poof says:

    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!

  12. peppertara says:

    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. πŸ™‚

  13. peppertara says:

    p.s. The GIFs are great!

  14. oliveoil says:

    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 πŸ™‚

  15. TOfan says:

    I might be fan-girling just a tad today. πŸ˜‰

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    Not gonna lie, I'm stoked out of my mind that I got to be a part of this. ❀️❀️❀️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzorTHrGdrQ&feature=share #firstmusicvideo #bestgigever #bestdirectors #davidarchuleta #upallnight #nonstopfun Thank you, @davidarchie @leebob61 @taranicolelee @starstalentstudio

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    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.”

    hahahaha
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    And sorry, I just have to wonder this… when the casting call went out, was there a height (or lack thereof) requirement? πŸ™‚

  16. emmegirl14 says:

    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 πŸ˜ƒ (a little too greedy?)

    Obvious he put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this. Thank you for the gift David.

  17. peppertara says:

    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. πŸ™‚

  18. awestruck says:

    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

    Oh my

  19. TOfan says:

    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??

  20. moelita says:

    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.

  21. moelita says:

    Obviously I need to check my punctuation marks before hitting post.

  22. Kizzi says:

    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! πŸ™‚

  23. peppertara says:

    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.

  24. peppertara says:

    Keeping Manchester England in my heart, so terrible what has happened at the Ariana Grande concert there.
    ❀

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