This @DavidArchie era is getting me through

I shouldn’t really be posting rn, have some difficult family health issues going on, but you all know how comforting it is to hear David sing… and talk! … there’s just something about his voice, and how honest and real he is that helps me feel centred and less alone. So I just had to share in case anyone missed this.

What an inspiring, interesting, deep conversation this was. If you haven’t heard it yet, I’m not spoiling anything to say that, although Lindsey and Derek both had some wonderful insights and advice on their topic — Path to Acceptance — it was David’s words that I truly felt in my heart. Am I a little biased?? Um, perhaps, lol.

But maybe not. It seemed as though both Lindsey and Derek were struck by the raw openness and deeply personal experiences David shared in such a beautiful, real, heartfelt way. Let me know if you found that too.

Crazy Stupid Fangirls (aka us, hahahaha)

This podcast was also great to listen to… some fun and laughs but also very moving and enlightening.

Be sure to read the comments on the YouTube… my fave: “If David Archuleta started a church today I WILL GO!” ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Man, David has been BUSY!!!

Some other great interviews!!

In this one, he talks about Syesha’s heartbreaking story… and possibly A NEW EP!!!!

(I am so thrilled to hear about a possible EP because I’ve been playing Losin’ Sleep, Be That For You and both versions of Movin’ on a loop and they sound AWESOME together!! And he has another couple of songs up his tie-dyed sleeves??!! Wooooooot!!!!

This one, in Vanity Teen, in which he says, “โ€œEvery time I feel this deep euphoric sensation in a moment of a special song, I feel like the heavens open up and I see a glimpse of God for who He really is.โ€

(sidenote: I remember telling David in a VIP once that when he sang O Holy Night, it felt like the clouds parted and light streamed through with an angel chorus singing “HALLELUJAHHHHH!!!” sorry, I digress, lol)

p.s.

David in US magazine!!!! (Anyone else having flashbacks to searching the stores for copies of People mag etc.?? ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Source.

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Like the way you’re Movin’ X 2!!!

How genius is this??!! Two videos in one?!

(Although being a fan of #1 (although I do love them both), really really really hoping we get another video with more of that version. Greedy, much? lolol)

Fave parts:

  1. The dancing

2. The dancing

3. Did I mention the dancing??

4. David struttin’ into da club in all black, whipping off those shades like he OWNS the place. (Well, it’s his video so he sorta does haha.)

5. The way he curls his lip at “but it’s all right…” like, whoah!

5. The Northern Lights that pop up in the background near the end. At least I choose to believe that’s what they are. ๐Ÿ™‚

6. And the most important factor of all: Hair A+++++++++++++++++++

(Not an exhaustive list… need to watch (ahem) a few more times for that. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Questions:

“My name is David Archuleta and I am here to slay all in my path … on my way to the snack table.”
  1. Is the chain symbolic of something? “I wear jewelry now, deal with it!” ๐Ÿ™‚ Or, “we are all connected, like links in a chain”? Or “my stylist thought this would look cool and it does”?

2. Which moves will be in the TikTok dance challenge? And how much of an idiot will I look like if I try them? (Do NOT answer that! Yikes!)

3. Most videos seem long to me but this one def. ends leaving me wanting more, much more!!! Okay, not a question, but anyone else find this?

So awesome to see David just going for it!!! And being more comfortable in his own skin. YOU GO, DAVID!!!!

So what do you guys think??!!

p.s.

A little too not over this:

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and this….

and I mean, come ON!!!

Coming in the “Exit” because he is THE David Archuleta and he is not leaving, he’s just getting started!!!

p.p.s.

And remember all the debate about the “sparkly jacket” on the Idol tour??! lol

Couldn’t resist! ๐Ÿ™‚

Where it started:…………………. Where it’s going:

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How lucky are we to get Movin’??!!

Seriously addictive. Dangerously ear wormy. Spontaneously dance partyesque. Just a few of the words I’d use to describe this feast for the ears.

That infectious beat! The Latinx vibe! HIS VOICE!!!! gahhhhhhhh

WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK??

(And have you blasted it in the car yet? Go do that. Now. I’ll wait. Spoiler: IT SOUNDS AMAAAAZING!!!)

p.s.

And I always knew David would rock TikTok if he wanted to, but I was thinking more with his singing. HE’S A COMEDY KING TOO??!!

Underestimate The Archuleta at your peril.

p.p.s.

And how awesome was this?! So happy to see David so happy & excited! Dancing in the dark… oops, wrong song, lol.

And he said there’s more to come today! WHAT???!!! I need to nap. ๐Ÿ™‚

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How awesome was this??! Spoiler: VERYYYYYY

I came in late and missed some parts but what I did see was off-the-charts aMAZing!!! What a fun, cool idea… can Lupe come up with all his themes for lives?? lol

So much fun to see David and his mom together… and their harmonies were sooooo beautiful!!!

It was so cool to see fans from around the world and everyone was so cute and nice and David was so warm and lovely with everyone.

The fan from Persia was my favourite, I was HOWLing at her excitement… we’ve all been there, am I right??!! hahahaha

How about you guys?? What were your favourite parts??

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Some kinda wonderful. Yes he is.

Dear friends, what an emotional rollercoaster it is being a David Archuleta fan, am I right?! Not that I’d change a thing of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

For me, this week went from trepidation and angst anticipating David sharing his truth on national television to bursting with pride over his honesty and openness and then to sheer glee over that amazing “fan mail” insta live yesterday … then, rinse repeat the first two for Nightline, lol.

I confess, after following David so closely for 13 years now, I’ve been under the mistaken impression I “knew” him — when he didn’t even truly know himself a lot of that time. So many questions swirl through my head now.

I mean, do any of us really know ourselves? Can a single label capture any of us? And most importantly, is this your favourite era for David’s hair?

Seriously though, watching both the Good Morning America and Nightline segments, I was struck by so many things.

That his song Numb (and basically all the songs he’s ever written) take on even deeper meaning now. That maybe David’s been screaming from the rooftops for us to truly SEE him all this time. (I mean, he did choose True Colours, Broken — and PRIDE, for heaven’s sake — for the BEGIN. album!)

In the Nightline segment, it broke my heart to hear him say he thought at one point it would be better for everyone if he weren’t here. It literally pains me to even type that sentence.

Not gonna lie. It angers me that the pressure to live a straight life and conform to certain community/religious norms steal so much joy and energy and self-worth from the lives of so many wonderful people — David being one of them. I was glad he mentioned he’s learning to love himself. [I may have screamed YES!!!! at the screen, in fact. ๐Ÿ™‚ ]

And I so admire that even though he’s such a private person, he still wants to come out and share his truth because he knows others are going through the same struggle with their faith and sexuality. This moves me to even more tears. He’s literally saving lives. And by coming to terms with his own truth, he’ll save his own.

I know we all want the absolute best for David and feel he deserves all the happiness in the world. So to see him happy and relaxed opening years’ old fan mail ๐Ÿ™‚ was the up-ride on this emotional rollercoaster, for sure.

I’d been having a terrible day when finally I saw the notification that David was doing a live and I joined literally at the moment he was opening my gift (the “cereal killer” spoon, lol). Day turned immediately around as only David can do. I can’t even remember when I sent it, lol, and was HOWLINGGG that instead of reading my note, David read and shared the washing instructions. Oh. My. Heck. Classic David, am I right?!

Anywayyyyys — let’s hope he does more of those fan-mail lives… pure joy!

My hope for David is that this Pride month sparks a deeper love and pride in himself. For the remarkable person he is, how he shares his considerable gifts with the world, how he enriches people’s lives, and how he’s perfect in God’s eyes — and ours ๐Ÿ™‚ — just the way he is.

How about you guys??! Thoughts? Rollercoaster stories?

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Lava bombs of love for @DavidArchie

Full disclosure: I meant to post this earlier but got consumed by all the beautiful, supportive comments on David’s post today. I have blisters from liking so many of them.

My heart is full from seeing so much well-deserved love flowing his way.

Reading his post, I couldn’t be more proud to be a fan of his. I’m pretty sure, if you’re here, you feel the same way.

Over the years, he’s been so honest about his therapy and struggles with self-esteem, but when I read the line, “Iโ€™ve tried for almost 20 years to try and change myself,” my heart shattered. Inside, I’m sure we were all screaming, “YOU DON’T NEED TO CHANGE A THING, DAVID!!!!”

And I hope that sharing these very private struggles publicly is an important step in helping him fully love and accept everything about himself. I also hope he feels a weight’s been lifted off his shoulders.

What I read many times in so many comments was that his words helped people feel seen and may even help save lives. I hope that gives him strength to carry on, live his truth and find all the happiness he so deserves.

I just wish we were all at a concert of his tonight so we could cheer the roof off for him.

How about you guys?? Feel free to share. Or not. {{{{{{group hug}}}}}

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Warning: May cause sleep deprivation

This song has literally been stuck in my head since it came out. And now THIS???!!!

Dang you, Archuleta!!!!

j/k zero complaints!!

Anyone else find this video kind of hypnotizing? Mesmerizing?

Seriously though, between the song, the fluffy pillows that look like clouds, and the cool lighting… and, well, David… it put me in some sort of trance. Just me?? mkay ๐Ÿ™‚

The melatonin on the cereal though *DEADDDDDDDDD *…. pure genius.

And any video that opens with this image does need to come with a warning label… I mean, COME ON!!!

SO WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK??*

*only critique, should have not worn … the socks ๐Ÿ˜‰

p.s.

Merch ideas for Team Archie:

Archie-branded sleep-aids… sweet but not too sweet:

Pillows as soft and silky as David’s voice:

Puzzles guaranteed to make you want to finish them!

No-guilt quilt — guarantees sweet dreams:

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Who else is losin’ sleep over @DavidArchie’s #LosinSleep??

Confession: I didn’t download Losin’ Sleep until this morning because I knew if I heard it at midnight, I’d be up all night. ๐Ÿ™‚

But NOW!!! Whoah!!! NOT what I was expecting from the snippet at all, in a good way!! Download/stream etc. HERE.

It is SOOOO catchy! The ear-worminess!! The bop-iosity!! The impulse to make up my own wordsssss!!!

The snippet melody line has been stuck in my head since I first heard it. And the lyrics are simultaneously hilarious and poignant and so relatable. (Is this the first time we’ve heard props to melatonin in a song?? I believe so.)

Speaking of belieb ๐Ÿ™‚ … the song reminds me a bit of my fellow Canuck but (sorry Beebs) with better vocals… it also reminds me of this cover David did a while back….

But the feeling and the soul and THAT VOICE!!!… all David!!

How about you guys??!! Thoughts? Random impressions?? Questions??*

p.s., if you haven’t seen D’s duet with Natasha Bedingfield on Tiktok yet, run don’t walk!!! aMAZing!!!

@davidarchie

#duet with @natashabedingfield Wanted to share a little story of how Natasha Bedingfield gave me the motivation I needed to be an artist. ๐Ÿ™

โ™ฌ original sound – Natasha Bedingfield

Lyrics:

I been losing sleep over you
Nothing works for me no matter what I do
You been living rent-free in my head
Now I’m tossing, turning in my queen-sized bed
Maybe I was in too deep, that’s on me
You used to be the one that gave me peace, but
Now I’m losing sleep over you
Mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh

Another night, another week
Red eyes staring at a screen
All the stupid scrollingย and it’s gonna help me close it (??)
And I know it, yeah, I know
Turn off the phone and hit the melatonin
Turn the lights offย on my nightstand, yeah, I’m hoping
That I can get some rest
But I won’t hold my breath

I been losing sleep over you
Nothing works for me no matter what I do
You been living rent-free in my head
Now I’m tossing, turning in my queen-sized bed
Maybe I was in too deep, that’s on me
You used to be the one that gave me peace, but
Now I’m losing sleep over you
Mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh

Now I’m losing my mind, my time
Stuck here thinking maybe girl you really were
Right to leave me, now it’s eating my alive
Hate being alone and too much melatonin
You won’t hit me back ’cause we ain’t even friend-zoning
Wish I could get some rest (yeah)
But I won’t hold my breath

I been losing sleep over you
Nothing works for me no matter what I do
You been living rent-free in my head
Now I’m tossing, turning in my queen-sized bed
Maybe I was in too deep, that’s on me
You used to be the one that gave me peace, but
Now I’m losing sleep over you
Mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh

Turn off the phone and hit the melatonin
Turn the lights offย on my nightstand, yeah, I’m hoping
That I can get some rest
But I won’t hold my breath

I been losing my sleep over you
I been losing sleep over you

*My Q: Why not a King bed, dude?

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Sneak preview of #LosinSleep … ish

Sorry, guys, I could not resist! * hides* … seriously though, how excited are weeeeeee???????!!!!!!!

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Why is @DavidArchie trying to keeeeel us all??!!

Seriously though, we have all been so kind to him, even buying that Build-A-Bear song back in the day WHEN WE DON’T EVEN HAVE CHILDREN!!!

We’ve been nothing but nice and he chooses to hit us with THIS??

To slay us with an acoustic version of an already awesome track… where he dips and doodles his voice through the stratosphere until we just can’t take much more.

In a room with acoustics that sound like they were designed just for him… I’m guessing clouds for walls and butterfly wings on the ceiling.

Completely unfair, all of it!!! And he has the nerve to get a snazzy new haircut for the occasion?! hmmmpfttt the sheer nerve!!!

brb need to go replay to see just how cruel it all is…..

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