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David Archuleta: Creating The Shape of Things to Come

Posted by bluesky4home on Monday, November 17, 2014

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It seems I am a “shape-changer”.

I have lugged three huge lawn bags filled to the brim, out to the trunk of the car: some things just don’t fit they way they used to. Whether this is good news or bad, I will leave up to the imagination.

However, I found myself thinking of this the other day in relation to DA and wondered how things “fit” for him since his return to the states, his career, and his family.

Like coming home to a “found” trunk of clothes, some fit, some don’t, and some old favorites look different. Each missionary coming home (or anyone returning from a two-year-life-changing-experience) finds that things “fit” differently than before. We are not the same shape as we once were. Neither within nor without. Each person takes their own amount of time to reassess, evaluate, and experiment on the “shape” they are in. Which things are the same? Which are different?

And most of all – What did I bring home with me that I especially want to keep?

DA brought back an even greater determination to be of service to his fellow-man. This is very evident in the choices he has made of when and to whom, he has performed. I do not believe that this means he devalues his “regular” fan base. I think it just means he has sharpened his focus.

We know that he has said how he loved being in the mission-field because the focus was not on himself. I can imagine that trying to keep the focus on what he is doing rather than on himself, is one reason he seems more distant to his fans. It is because of his own goals and what he needs to do in order to achieve them, not from anything the fans have done. We are a diverse and sometimes unwieldy bunch, and we love to focus on him. He on the other-hand, would rather not focus on himself, and he has only so much time and energy. I believe that his ability to balance the demands of a public life and a private one will improve with time and maturity. (When your public is your “buyer”, you simply have to connect!) Yet for now, he wants to be more private. I can respect that.

He is working. Goes to school. Writes music. Records. Travels. Spends time with family. Has told us in different ways that he is working with a variety of music. And… Although he has not sung to us (sigh), I do not believe that that means he does not want to.

It is just that for the first time in his life, he gets to try it his way, in his own time frame, without constant input from outside sources. What a challenge he has taken on! What courage it must take to push himself to stand musically in a place previously denied him, and to hear the echo of his own heart.

He will come. What he brings to us all then, will not be perfect. But it will be as perfect as he can make it. And it will come from as true a place as he can discover: it will be with as much of his soul as he can form into sound.

It will be the shape of things to come.

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Bluesky is a staff writer for The Voice.

Posted in @DavidArchie, Balance, David Archuleta, Mission, music, songwriting, The Voice | Tagged: , , , , , , | 122 Comments »

David Archueta, Glorious & The Fan Supercut

Posted by djafan on Friday, November 14, 2014

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FAN SUPERCUT

Published on Nov 14, 2014

420+ “Glorious” submissions from all over the world and more than 720,000 of video views later, we finally have our supercut!

We are grateful to those who submitted videos, and those who participated by watching and supporting this cause in any way.

Check out the video above to see if your favorite videos made the cut!

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Posted in Contests, fillers, GLORIOUS, music, Musical icon, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | 39 Comments »

Nashville Tribute Band Redeemer Album Release ~ #13 When The Son Of Man Comes Again By David Archuleta

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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credit Nashville Tribute Band

Track List

  • He Is Coming – Featuring John Cowan
  • John’s Song – Featuring Troy Johnson
  • What Manner of Man Is This? – Featuring Jason Deere and Chad Truman
  • Blind – Featuring Alex Boye
  • The One – Featuring Due West
  • Tears on His Feet – Featuring Cardin Lopez
  • What a Saint Should Be
  • Pilate’s Wife – Featuring Katherine Nelson
  • Soldier and the Thief – Featuring Jason Deere and Ben Truman
  • Peter (Wide Awake) – Featuring Diamond Rio
  • He Is Risen – Featuring Nathan Pacheco, Kassidy Osborn, SHeDAISY and John Cowan
  • Apostles – Featuring Jason Deere
  • When the Son of Man (Come Again) – Featuring David Archuleta
  • The Greatest Story – Featuring Ben Truman

 

TODAY is the release day for The Nashville Tribute Band new album  release “REDEEMER: A NASHVILLE TRIBUTE TO JESUS CHRIST” They will be having an  album release party in Orem, Utah at Deseret Book University Village 7pm.  They will be playing a few songs and rumor has it that they may have a surprise guest. Is it possible?  I hope so.  I’ve seen on twitter that many David Archuleta fans will be going so we may get pictures and praying for video!

The album is charting on itunes!  David Archuleta has writing credits on song #13, When The Son Of Man Comes Again which is the most purchased single on the album!

This from Nashville Tribute Band’s facebook:

Humbled and amazed that our new album REDEEMER: A NASHVILLE TRIBUTE TO JESUS CHRIST sits in the TOP 10 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Chart tonight!

 

You can buy the album or single at Deseret Bookstore or itunes.

Also at Amazon where it’s also charting:

#1 in Music > Pop > Tributes

#27 in Music > Christian > Pop & Contemporary

 

From Deseret News:

Big names contribute to Nashville Tribute Band’s new ‘Redeemer’ album

In less than 10 years, The Nashville Tribute Band has released four albums and performed over 1,000 shows on three continents, but this week it will release what it considers its most important project so far.

The album, titled “Redeemer,” is about the life and mission of Jesus Christ and will be released Tuesday, Nov. 4. It will be available through Deseret Book and features guest performances from David Archuleta, Alex Boye, Diamond Rio, Katherine Nelson, Nathan Pacheco, SheDaisy and more.

Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, music, Nashville, The Voice | Tagged: , , , , , , | 54 Comments »

“Glorious” by David Archuleta Supercut Invitation

Posted by djafan on Friday, October 24, 2014

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Listen to David give the details and see the instructions below on how to submit your video of “Glorious”!  I can’t wait to see the finished product!

Published on Oct 24, 2014

Submit your video entry in 3 easy steps:

1. Download the instrumental MP3 and lyrics (http://bit.ly/1yqNiu6) or sing along with the instrumental track at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml6Up….
2. Record a video of yourself singing “Glorious” with the instrumental track
3. Upload your video to YouTube at http://youtube.com/upload
4. Make sure your title follows the format: “Glorious” by David Archuleta from Meet the Mormons Cover By (first name, last initial)
ex. “Glorious” by David Archuleta from Meet the Mormons Cover By Susan S.
5. In your video description, include your location (city, state and country), and your message for David.

All entries must be uploaded by Monday, November 3, 2014.
Winners will be announced Friday, November 7, 2014.

 Lyrics:

There are times when you might feel aimless
You can’t see the places where you belong
But you will find that there is a purpose
It’s been there within you all along

And when you’re near it
You can almost hear it.

It’s like a symphony – just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious

You will know how to let it ring out
As you discover who you are
Others around you will start to wake up
To the sounds that are in their hearts

It’s so amazing
What we’re all creating

It’s like a symphony – just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious

And as you feel the notes build you will see

It’s like a symphony – just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious

Posted in @DavidArchie, fan video, fandom, fillers, GLORIOUS, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments »

David Archuleta & Social Media

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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Lots of unexpected activity these past couple of weeks, all things David Archuleta.  Here are some stats from social media.  I added winners Cook and McCreery, who is also attending college, for comparison.

David Archuleta Social Media Activity

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David Archuleta & David Cook

Considering that Cook was the winner I think David has done more than pretty good without the AI machine.

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David Archuleta & Scotty McCreery

Scotty has a label and all the backing from the country music community who are very supportive and yet you can see that David is holding his own without much effort on his part.

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All this buzz has taken me by surprise and I’m fascinated with all these numbers.  I realize it’s not a science but it’s information that the media uses for measuring popularity.

So this got me wondering as to what social media all you commenters and lurkers use in relation to David Archuleta. So, lets take a poll!  You can pick one or several.

Here are the links to the David’s social media for your convenience.

FACEBOOK

YOUTUBE

WIKIPEDIA

TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

 

DA at conf

 

Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, fandom, fillers, music, poll, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , | 126 Comments »

#Glorious The Music Video

Posted by djafan on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, music, Musical icon, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | 108 Comments »

David Archuleta Radio Interview & Song #Glorious

Posted by djafan on Friday, September 26, 2014

:) tune in this Sunday if you’d like to hear the song!

Be sure and tune in this Sunday for a sneak preview of a new recording by David Archuleta–it’ll heard near the…


Be sure and tune in this Sunday for a sneak preview of a new recording byDavid Archuleta–it’ll heard near the end of the soon-to-be-released movie “Meet the Mormons,” but you can hear it sooner than that!

You can hear an interview with David plus the new recording on FM100.3 or online at http://www.softsundaysounds.com/ this Sunday at the end of the first music set in the 7am, 9am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm hours.

Posted in @DavidArchie, @FM1003, fillers, music, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 95 Comments »

Feeeels So Good ~ David Archuleta Writing Music From the Heart

Posted by Angelica on Thursday, August 28, 2014

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How happy does this make you? Happier than a VIP fan on the front row of a room without a roof? Yeah. I thought so. I’m right there with ya.  1sm111iknow1-1

DAVID!!!

#noshame

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Posted in music, song writing | Tagged: , , | 95 Comments »

The Mantle of Stardom ~ David Archuleta

Posted by MT on Saturday, August 16, 2014

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Humility and Fame walk hand in hand
In the body of a single man.
Confusion reigns in the back of his mind,
Balance is something he seeks to find.

I often think of David’s vlog “I’m Still Alive.” In it, he talked about having a hard time coming back to the entertainment world where “It’s all about you, and how important you are, and letting everybody know that, and how great you are, and everybody look at you.” (see 2:22 in the following video)

I can understand how a transition like that could be a bit overwhelming for him. It makes me wonder how he’s going to work it all out. It was probably difficult before his mission to do any type of self-promotion. But now? I can’t imagine how hard it is to go from two years of “doing for others” to it being “all about him” once again. How does he work that out in his mind?

Every product out there, even one that’s been on the market for years and is known for quality, is continually marketed to a target audience. Mercedes, for example. It’s a great car and everyone knows it. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have to keep advertising, reminding their target audience that their product is still out there and trying to convince them it’s still the best on the market. They’re giving the buying public a reason to buy Mercedes rather than a competing brand. It’s the same with music. You have to believe in the excellence of your product and be willing to let everyone know that. Give them a reason to buy YOUR product.

David has said that he’s writing POP songs (along with some Spanish). This is a strong indication that he wants to continue his career; putting out albums and touring. The problem is, how do you get your music out there and sell tickets to your tour without marketing yourself and your music?

While stardom may not be David’s main goal in making music, success brings with it lots of opportunities. We know enough about David to know that promoting worthy causes is something that’s close to his heart. A recognizable name in the music industry would bring with it the ability to get the public’s attention for those causes. The bigger the name, the more attention and support he could draw towards those causes.

But how does he reconcile, in his mind, the humble human being that he is with the part of him that wants to perform? How does the reluctant star gain attention for his causes without self-promotion? It’s a dilemma I believe he’s struggling with.

Perhaps one day he’ll realize that self-promotion is simply a tool that’s used as part of the job, a means of selling a product. HIS product, himself and his music. Done the right way, stardom and fame can be a mantle he wears like a warm winter coat. If he sees it that way, he could simply put it on when needed, when he’s performing or doing interviews. It wouldn’t be a fake persona, it would simply be a line drawn between the man and the star, allowing him to promote his product, himself, while remaining true to who he is as a person. At the end of the workday he could simply let the mantle fall away, allowing him to remain the same humble guy he has always been.

Can it be done? Is it possible to separate the man from the star?

MT is a Staff Writer for The Voice.

Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, music | Tagged: , | 100 Comments »

David Archuleta Going Overseas! “An Evening Of Music, Comedy, and Motivational Theater”

Posted by djafan on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

VLOG!!!

 

Idk why I couldn’t get the video up, but my little sister helped me. I know it’s not the most convenient place to do a video, but oh well.

Thanks to all of those who tuned into the Face2Face Chat last week! if you missed it go here:

English: youth.lds.org
Español: jovenes.lds.org

Going to Costa Rica this weekend for a project that you’ll hear more about later, and then off to the Middle East and Africa to go see the Airforce Troops and do some singing for them. :)

Pardon the razor burns if you notice them. I had a bad shave this morning and wasn’t able to get the job done properly.

Utahns To Entertain Troops Overseas in “An Evening of Music, Comedy and Motivational Theater”

Dan Clark speaks to the troops all over the world and has performed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Africa.
This time he was invited by Armed Forces Entertainment to put together a 90 minute show. So he invited David Archuleta and Jason Hewlett to join him in “An Evening of Music, Comedy and Motivational Theater.”

The format is a variety show where Dan shares one of his world famous stories from the Chicken Soup For The Soul book series, that sets up a song performed by David Archuleta, followed by comic relief in a five minute bit by Jason Hewlett.

There are messages throughout, dealing with suicide prevention, divorce prevention and resiliency issues.

David’s song list includes “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Take Me Home” and John Lennon’s “Imagine”, mixed with his own pop hit “Crush” and more!

Jason Hewlett pulls the funniest faces and impersonates Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Adell, among others.

They leave on July 8 and perform for our combat troops 18 times on bases throughout Afghanistan, and in Kuwait, Bahrain, Ethiopia and Djbouti.

You can watch video on Good4Utah.com

Posted in @DavidArchie, Imagine, music, The Voice, TROOPS, vlog | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , | 58 Comments »

 
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