With budding maturity, David Archuleta captures two years’ worth of introspection and reflection, dozens of songwriting sessions, long days spent in the studio and nights in the air, all leading to The Other Side of Down, his highly anticipated second album.
Not only the follow up to David’s 2008 self-titled debut, it’s a reintroduction to the American Idol runner-up with the angelic voice who 30 million television viewers fell in love with during season 7—now older, wiser, with faith still on his side and an eternally optimistic wide-eyed outlook. Hence, the album’s title. “For me, it’s about moving forward and making progress,” David explains. “I’m heading towards ‘the other side of down,’ which is ‘up.’”
I have a confession. I have strayed, cheated on the man who has held me in thrall for the past five years. I do it every evening, furtively, making eyes at this guy in vest and shirt, singing and dancing and making my heart go kaboom.
Dear Reader, are you confused by my rambling? Are you going “huh”?
You might have guessed that, this being The Voice, I must be talking about David Archuleta. Big sigh! Yes, him! So, he is the enthralling one. Then who’s the other guy?
I give you Exhibit A.
I just can’t stop watching. I didn’t quite understand why. Not at first anyway. I had never been a fan. His voice does not compare; no, no, not by a long mile. The dancing? Yes, that might be it. But Mr Archuleta can boogie too. We’ve all seen glimpses of that.
Then one night, after several repeats deep into the early hours – bingo!
Mr T doesn’t wear a tie. His vest is less snug, the trousers a looser fit. But let your imagination run just a bit. Then squint a little.
Can you see it now? Shirt with rolled up sleeves, perfectly knotted tie, body-hugging vest, almost sprayed-on pants. And boots! There they are, with pants tucked in.
You understand now, don’t you? I might be watching JT sing and dance but all I see is David Archuleta. The only voice I want to hear. The only guy I want to see – making a big splash everywhere. In 2014.
Until then, I am going to cheat a little by watching JT and transforming him into that one and only guy for me. The brain is a powerful thing, don’t you think?
It’s time to celebrate the release of the album, No Matter How Far by David Archuleta!! This is his third album released since he left on his mission. David’s current single “Don’t Run Away” is being played on radio and internet radio stations around the world.
Music video by David Archuleta performing Don’t Run Away and music video animation by Kylie Malchus. 2013 Entertainment One U.S., LP, DavidArchuletaVEVO. Published on Mar 24, 2013.
Join in the World Wide Trending Party Monday, 3/25/13 at 7 PM Utah time to celebrate and let the world know that David Archuleta’s archangels are waiting for #DA2014 and are here to stay!! ↓
Billboard.com posted an article and hosted an album listening party and Twitter blew up! So many tweets and retweets!
It’s here! It’s one of my favorite days of the year. What’s not to love about a holiday celebrating love? I’ve been told “Oh, no, you’re one of THOSE.” Yes I am. It’s the reason I chose to marry the love of my life on Valentine’s Day. Hearts, flowers, chocolates, poems, special weekends away – I am there for all of it.
Do you guys remember when David left us a singing Valentine message? This was 4 years ago, and it was the best thing.
David Archuleta Calendar Fundraiser Project to benefit ChildFund International
If you have ordered a calendar between Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 15th midnight you can be entered into a raffle to win a XL sized Calendar Photo Print of your choice. To be entered, you must e-mail me confirmation of your order number and date purchased at firstname.lastname@example.org.. These calendars are my way of saying thank you to David for always being an inspiration to me and to all of his fans by encouraging us all to follow our dreams, which he has shown can be challenging and scary but it is exactly those challenges that make it worth achieving. It is also David’s wish that by helping ChildFund (http://www.childfund.org/) we can help these children follow their dreams.
CLICK EACH CALENDAR LINK BELOW AND IT WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THE ORDER PAGE OF THAT SPECIFIC CALENDAR (requires Adobe Flash)
What makes this calendar special is that passages used are from David fans and David’s family. I asked them if they could provide passages that made them think of David. I felt this would truly make this calendar memorable, special and personal and a way to show our appreciation to David as he is away on his mission.
What makes this calendar unique is ChildFund International provided me with phrases to use in the calendar and a very special fan provided me with a poem she created about David and there are also phrases David had shared with us on twitter that were significant to him. I tried to make each calendar something that would be special to each of us and the photos can be looked on for many years to come even when the year is over.
This was a very fun and educational project and probably the most memorable. I thought these calendars were a great way to show my appreciation and respect for David’s choice to leave the comforts of what he knows behind to help and serve those who are truly in need of someone like him in their lives.
I am so honored and blessed to be a fan of David because even though he is gone he is still finding ways to stay in our lives because he left us with someone who is keeping the flame lit Kari! Thank you Kari for being the angel you are. We love you. THANK YOU ALL for helping to raise money and awareness to a very special organization to David Archuleta!
Payment methods accepted: Visa, MC, PayPal
Calendar size and cost:
8.5 x 11 = $23.28 plus $5 s/h (US Residents)
11×14 XL = $33.28 plus $5 s/h (to select this size use pull-down menu)
Please check costs for International shipping:
You can order any number of the SAME calendar together and if they’re going to the same ship to address, the cost is a flat-fee of $5 for all projects. The website, unfortunately, does not allow you to combine the different calendars together in the same shipment.
** All net proceeds will be donated to ChildFund International in honor of David Archuleta.
* David Archuleta’s management APPROVED THIS PROJECT and ChildFund International allowed me to use their messages in the calendar ****
Please note the Calendar Website can not be viewed on iPhone or IPad as “flash” is required to view calendar.
“I wanted to let you guys know March is the last month I have left before I leave. Keeping busy this month to make sure everything falls into place, though! There will be music! Sorry if this is so long and rambly again.”
We are sorry to report that due to copyright reasons, Bianca will be unable to create a special calendar marking David’s mission. Those who still want to mark the days until David returns are welcome to follow the calendar which will be put up on our right sidebar as we get closer to David’s departure.
The LDS Mission Countdown iPhone application is a virtual calendar that allows you to watch the days go by until your missionary’s or your own mission is complete!