TODAY, May 19, 2017 — David Archuleta, the platinum-selling pop star who doesn’t like
attention, released Orion, the first of three, four-song EPs he’s written and recorded from his new home in Nashville.
In addition to the new EP he put out today, he released a music video to the upbeat “Up All Night” that’ll get you dancing into the weekend. (A link to watch and share is here —https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzorTHrGdrQ)
“Up All Night” is a dance-pop gem David wrote about getting through a rough patch he was having. A trip to the country gave the singer some much-needed perspective at a time when he was imposing a paralyzing amount of pressure on himself to prove himself.
“I think American Idol, the whole process, from the momentum on afterward, I never took time to slow down and think about who I was,” the singer says. “People wanted me to work in an adult world without growing up. … When I went on my mission, it was the first time that I took time to say, ‘Who am I? What do I want?’
“When I got back, I started doing music again, and that’s when I started working on these projects.”
Unburdened by the pressures and focus-group-think of industry handlers, yet set to pop tones sure to pleasantly surprise old fans and attract new followers to his already robust global fan base, it’s the first album the singer’s co-written and recorded as an adult.
“This is like a new beginning,” Archuleta explains excitedly, saying he’s never felt so intrinsically fulfilled and electrified by his own music. “It’s not just taking another chance with music, it’s taking another chance on myself. … I need to be who I am or else I’ll go numb again.”
After a decade under the discerning eyes of American Idol judges, TV viewers, record label know-it-alls and music critics trying to shape and define his identity, Archuleta has discovered he’s the only one who can find himself, and, with confidence winning out over self-doubt, that’s what he’s done on Orion.
In the meantime, here are links to Orion:
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David’s West Coast Tour Dates are below (more to come!):
Thursday, June 1, 2017 — Red Bluff, CA – State Theatre
Saturday, June 3, 2017 — Grants Pass, OR – Rogue Theater
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 — Bend, OR -Tower Theatre
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 — Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
Friday, June 9, 2017 — Portland, OR Alberta Rose Theatre
Monday, June 12, 2017 — Spokane WA – Bing Crosby Theater
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 — Seattle WA – Triple Door
Friday, June 16, 2017 — Pocatello ID – Portneuf Amphitheater
Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Layton, UT – The Kenley Amphitheater
Thursday, June 22, 2017 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
Friday, June 23, 2017 — Snowflake AZ – Snowflake High School Auditorium
Saturday, June 24, 2017 — Safford AZ – David M. Player Center for the Arts
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove
Saturday, July 1, 2017 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
Saturday, September 23, 2017 — Kamas UT – DeJoria Center
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