David Archuleta’s Forevermore Growing Fanbase ~ Spreading His Branches Into the Philippines and Throughout the World
Posted by betsy on Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Everyone has been talking about David’s huge increase in Twitter followers. Pretty sure I hit on part of the reason after reading hundreds of comments on his new Forevermore songs on YouTube. I’ve been stuck in the vortex of the Forevermore video, and every other video of every song from that CD. The fans have been busy. So have the non-fans. I really should be calling them new fans in the making. I started reading the comments. Hundreds of them. More than that even.
It is so interesting to me to read what people think of these songs. I started noticing a pattern. David really brought back memories to the people who loved these songs by the original singers. High school memories, first loves. The original singers are mentioned a lot, and have a special place in their hearts. They are respected, as they should be. I had to bring some comments over:
i’m crying. #DA2014 (had to throw a fan comment in)
Mad respect to this dude for shining light on original Filipino music. Much love.
OMG This is a pleasant and wonderful surprise to stumble on David Archuleta singing OPM. Lovey you David!
wow nice voice
I wanna cry!!! I loved this song!
wow… great rendition
that’s a fililipino soul with foreign heart..
i dedicate this song to my girlfriend
it’s nice to know that some international singers are singing our Filipino song. it seems like we are very important in a way.
i like the version of david …super like ..
woah!!!! that’s a filipino song!! i’ll gonna buy this album for sure!
its so gooooooood in my ears !!! ❤ ❤
wow! i was surprised! my heart melted… ang galing nya..
My all-time favorite song. David did an awesome rendition of this song. It gives me goosebumps.
it makes me remember my girlfriend.
Adopted prince of OPM. (I saw this comment A LOT!)
I shall now roll myself up into a carpet and have it delivered to him. ❤
i can feel the pain when he sings.
his voice makes me feel in love… ❤
I just realized that you don’t listen to DA, you pull the music around you and wear it. What a great feeling.
And this story shared with me from a familiar voice in the fanbase:
“In Dec 2011, I gave him the sheet music and mp3 of Forevermore and Warrior is a Child. Two years ago I gave him You Are My Song and another one that escapes me now. Forevermore was one of the first songs David chose and he was surprised he was familiar with the song already. He said he was sure my gift had something to do with it. Of course that tidbit thrilled me. The Ivory exec told me that they started with a hundred songs and whittled it down to 40 songs for David to choose. We Filipinos are suckers for our love songs. We love big emotional declarations yet we are also huge on wallowing in our pains, and love angst, LOL. That’s why we have tons of heartbreak songs. The tracks of Forevermore — we have lived through these melodies – falling in love, falling out of love, etc.. And I think that is the key: the tunes, the stories struck a chord. Filipino or not, anyone can relate to the songs. They are simple declarations of one’s love highs and/or losses put in melodic format. Honest and pure emotions. That’s why the songs connect.” JR (JackRyan4DA)