.@DavidArchie’s Postcards in the Sky video is here and I am kvelling even though I am not sure what that means

Things I love about this video:

The song

The song

The song

(spoiler alert) The hopeful ending

The snazz outfit

The white sneaks (*yes, I’m that sha-la-la-la-low)

David dancing in the cotton candy clouds making him an actual angel as we already suspected

The song

The song

The candles reflected when he’s looking through the window… I just kept thinking, “all the souls who need some light” *sobs*

The song

Did I mention the perfect hair? (*see footnote above)

And last, but not least, the song

 

SO WHAT DID YOU GUYS THINK???!!!!

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Another great interview: https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/03/22/archuleta/

Love this: “It’s not like I’m a drinker or partier. That’s not the way I was raised. I participate in my church, and when I did the new album, I asked all the songwriters if they minded that I said a prayer before I sang. But I’m not going to say that I’m innocent or naive. I’ve been in the entertainment industry for 11 years. I like to live honestly and be what I really am, and that’s a good boy with a twist.”

*OFFICIALLY DEADDDD*

And courtesy of the illustrious Tina:

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This is awesome… both points of view! lol (scroll through to see Haley’s video)
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Awesome podcast is awesome

What an amazing interview!

So cool to hear the writing process for Invincible, who David wrote Waiting in the Stars for, what Upset With Me is about, sort of, generally, hypothetically, in a broad sense 😆 … and his relationship advice “don’t follow what I do” awwww

What did you guys think??

p.s.

Great interview and story in The Ithacan HERE.

Found this part particularly interesting:

Archuleta’s publicist Ken Phillips worked with the Jonas Brothers even before Disney picked them up and has also aided other “American Idol” stars like Cook, who won the show’s seventh season, and Lee DeWyze, who appeared on the ninth. He said some artists grow frustrated when the public pays more attention to their old hits than their new creations, but that the enduring popularity of their first hits comes with the territory of stardom.

“I think every artist is always going to keep trying to create and make new music, so of course they want people to listen to their latest creation, but they understand,” he said.

Archuleta said he is grateful for his fans’ support and enjoys connecting with them, even if on a nostalgic level.

“I don’t really feel pigeonholed by it because I feel like I can do as I like,” Archuleta said. “And I think it’s been nice because I think it’s cool to have that nostalgia behind it. I still sing the songs that bring people that nostalgia. You know, ‘Crush,’ specifically. … They’ve always just been really open to what I have to offer now, and it’s fun that they still remember ‘American Idol,’ and they remember ‘Hannah Montana’ and ‘iCarly.’”

 

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Pizza, Pickler and props, oh my

Here’s a sneak peek of the interview:

“when I’m courting someone next time”

HIS PRECIOUSNESS IS GOING TO KEEEEEL ME!!!!

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And a big thank you to the lovely and amazing Tina for capturing this moment (which I kept replaying before I saw this 😆 )

And on the Pickler & Ben website, HERE, they not only include the interview clip, but also a YouTube of Postcards in the Sky and a link to David’s tour schedule page. *heart eyes for days*

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I came across these Amazon reviews by *ahem* accident and just had to share:

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I love the clickbait headline of this story, which is basically just a rehash of Donny Osmond’s original tweet. It makes it sound like they engage in a rap battle or something. (Although, to be fair, we were not there and do not know what actually ensued.)

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Sooooooo, how excited are we for touuuuurrrrrr????!!!!!

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Screenshots from here.

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.@DavidArchie’s amazingly awesome @Reddit #AMA

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In case you missed David Archuleta’s amazing #AskMeAnything session on Reddit, check out some of his answers below… (for the questions, go to THIS PAGE).

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“As a redditor myself”??? SOOOOOO many questions, lol.

How awesome was this?? Insights into what he’s been going through and working through… into his new music… so much kind and thoughtful advice and guidance to others. I’m not biased at all when I say he. is. just. the. absolute. best.

MY HEART IS EXPLODING!!!

Thanks so much for doing this, David!!!

What did you guys think?? Which answer struck you the most?

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So beautiful… I cannot…

WHO sounds like this????

Do we have evidence he is not from the distant planet Sublimia in the Unicornia galaxy??

Seriously… what the flying fig is this if not perfection?

And MY Grammy goes to… Mr. David Archuleta.

*replays*

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How did I forget this video existed??

It seems so strange to watch this behind-the-scenes video now.

He literally seems 12.

As if a super wealthy pre-teen was given his own cool, edgy bachelor pad to sit and pout in and watch the rain.

I feel for him watching this… all the hubbub swirling around him and he’s just trying to figure out who he is and what he wants.

We had no idea at the time though, did we? I’m just glad he’s made it through the other side… so many don’t.

It is cool to see him actually play guitar a little. I remember reading an interview with Mike Krompass where he said David called him just before they filmed this to ask him about the chords he’d have to play for the song.

Didn’t want to just fake it.

That’s David all right. *sniff*

 

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Can we please just talk about this for days???

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#ImReady. Don’t you ever get worried for not knowing what to do next? Do you ever wonder if you’ve messed up enough times that you can get a big fat “failure of life” permanently stamped on your forehead? Do you ever feel you’re left all alone with all you’re unsure and insecure of? Well even though I feel like that a lot of times it seems like God gives me little hints and signs that I’m not alone in this. That if I keep trusting in Him and not just placing confidence in what I see now that I’ll get where I need to. Sometimes we lose. That’s ok. I’ve felt like a loser a lot of times in life, with a good view from the bottom but in the end it gives me nowhere else to look but up. And boy when we look up there sure is a lot to see and it’s a beautiful sky, beautiful life, and better places to move to. So let’s look up and go. What do you visualize? I can visualize so much more waiting for me. Songs to be sung, journeys to take, friends to be made, people to be loved, and God always up ahead guiding me if I follow His light moving in His direction. When I do I feel my hand in His. Even in the dark we can be lead through and it’s awesome. I close my eyes, pray for strength to keep going in His direction, and then I go. He lets me fall and I’m ok with that. “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9 – hang in there. Be good. Be kind. Work hard. Look up and seek divine guidance. Keep trying even when you mess up. It will all work out and in the end we’ll be overcomers. #thoughts #postcardsinthesky

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Super awesome, amazing interview!!

Run, don’t walk, to read the interview David just tweeted out, HERE.

It still slays me after all these years how candid he is about his insecurities, about the learning curve he’s on, and how he’s working through things. He just puts it out there and then he gets up every day, battles those demons and puts one foot in front of the other. Seriously, though, he really does.

I’m really glad he’s finally getting it that  promoting your music isn’t bragging  or an ego-trip (well, for some people, I’m sure it is, lol)…  it’s so cool to see that he’s finally seeing it as doing people a favour… by not DENYING them the knowledge that these incredible gems of songs are out there as bouquets of flowers for their ears.

I heard the phrase today “music is medicine” and I can’t think of anyone it applies to more perfectly.

Especially for Postcards in the Sky, what an incredible album, and I really hope this new PR person he mentions in the interview can help him spread the word far and wide.

Here are my fave bits:

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You are preparing to head out on tour to promote your album Postcards in the Sky soon–what has you most excited to tour this record?

I toured a bit on this album last year and I’m excited to give another run to sharing these songs. I feel the messages still need to be shared with more people. It was my first official release as a fully independent artist and there was a lot that I was learning about marketing on my own. I’ve learned a lot from releasing a Christmas album, Winter in the Air, and hiring a new PR person who has been so great.

I want to get back to reminding people I did a pop album with messages to help them look at themselves and believe in them a little more. I was just talking about the Postcards album in my Instagram story yesterday and I got so many messages saying, “I didn’t know about this album,” and they were glad I mentioned it.

It has been a good lesson for me to realize I can’t just announce something once and then shy away from promoting myself because I miss the opportunity to share with so many fans who just happen to miss it in the sea of all the other posts and updates they get. I hope this will introduce the Postcards music to more people and impact them to be introspective in their lives and move forward with more hope and belief in themselves and in a greater force guiding each of us.

You just finished a tour based around your Christmas album though! How do you find the energy to tour this much?

Touring is like the perfect thing I need to keep pushing myself out of my comfort zone, and I’m receiving so much from it. I am an introverted person that doesn’t like attention, and it’s easy to stay inside and not get much done and think that I’m nobody special that will make a difference. Particularly during winter, I feel better under the covers doing nothing and can feel unmotivated, which doesn’t help me feel better about myself. A tour helps put pressure on me to work toward something, and when I get on the stage I realize that people really do want to listen to me and actually enjoy the music I create. It inspires me to think of more thoughts and stories to share in music. I see the faces of people as they smile or reflect during a song, but much more often than that, I feel the reciprocation of emotions they’re experiencing as they hear a message or melody.

I love music and performances because you give people an experience they just might remember and take with them as some motivation to get through a rough week, maybe busy with studies, work, or a family issue. It’s nice to let people have something that refreshes their mind like music and a show. It refreshes me too!

You’re also already working on a new album as well–any idea when fans might hear a taste of that?

I’ve been writing already and I’m getting back into the studio next week for 2019. My goal is to try more fresh-sounding ideas, as I wasn’t too worried about being current on Postcards in the Sky. My goal is to have an album by fall and content to hear before that. I’m hoping to try some things out, even if it’s just one song on the tour to see fans’ responses. I need to step up my game though to be ready by then. I don’t mean just technically, but emotionally, because I hesitate a lot to share things before the grand reveal of an official album or single release. “What if they don’t like it?” “What if they get bored of it before it even comes out?” I just tend to be a worry wart.

Full interview HERE.

How about you guys, what did you think???

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SOMEBODY PINCH MEEEEEE!!!!!!!

THE DAY I HAVE DREAMED OF FOR 10237203493759350 YEARS NOW IS FINALLY HAPPENING!!!! SORRY FOR ALL CAPS BUT I AM A TAD EXCITEDDDDDD!!!!!!

I DON’T EVEN CARE IF IT’S A CHARITY EVENT AND HE’S SINGING ONE VERSE OF THE BUILD-A-BEAR SONG OR HE’S CUTTING THE RIBBON ON A NEW TOLLBOOTH OR IF IT’S A FIRESIDE SUPPORT GROUP FOR POKEMON ENTHUSIASTS, I WILL BE THERE!!!!!!

Sorry guys, just had to get that out there… having flashbacks to when we used to bring ginormous Canadian flags to shows and hold them up like crazy people hoping David would somehow get the message and tiptoe north of the border. Ah, good times.

I know he’s not doing a whole show or anything but that’s fine, I’ll take whatever crumb comes our way. OH. EM. GEEEEEEEEEE.

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And there’s a U.K. event too!!!

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Fasten your seatbelt for the new OS!

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David needs to add a warning banner to his new DavidArchuleta.com OS redesign… if you open the site on your phone, no problem, but on your desktop?? The hero image is basically the size of the one above.

If you have wheels on your desk chair, prepare to be flung backwards by the awesomeness.

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It’s like walking around the corner and BAM, there he is!

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Seriously though, looks amazing! Give the people what they want, I say. 🙂

What do you guys think?? Anyone going to the Spring tour??

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NEW TOUR DATES ADDED!!!!

 

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