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Live Nativity Video

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014

David Archuleta teamed up with beloved musical acts The Piano Guys, Peter Hollens, and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir to perform “Angels, from the Realms of Glory”, in...

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First Blog for 2015

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015

First Blog for 2015 It has been a while since I have made a blog, but I had to get through a few things before I could open up again to everyone.  I have still been writing and...

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RootsTech 2015

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014

David Archuleta is teaming up with popular comedy sketch group Studio C from BYUtv to perform at RootsTech 2015. RootsTech is the largest family history conference in the world and...

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Cherry Lane

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014

Update: The project has reached its goal. All CDs have been sold out, but you can purchase a download of the digital album for a $10 donation at PledgeMusic. David Archuleta...

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First Blog for 2015

First Blog for 2015

Jan 13, 2015

First Blog for 2015

It has been a while since I have made a blog, but I had to get through a few things before I could open up again to everyone.  I have still been writing and working, and in the next few months will continue doing that, as I am really excited to find the right story to tell this time in music.  However, before you can understand what will be coming, I have to be honest and open about some things.  This is going to be a long blog, but I have a lot to get out.  The next time I do a blog, it will probably relate to what is shared here.

 

Me:

I was always having to put myself out there because everyone was hounding me to do it.  It was very unnatural for me to do it, because I have come to realize that I’m a very introverted person.  Constantly forcing myself to be talkative, animated, on the camera, etc. for the sake of all of you getting to know me only pushed me into a corner of letting all of you get to know someone who wasn’t even myself.  It has really bothered me over the years.

I am someone who is slow, takes incredibly long to make decisions because I need time alone and to think about things.  I have needed this time to think about things because I never cared enough about myself to give the time before my mission, and no one else cared enough either.  As I was in the wave after American Idol, touring, making appearances, the only focus was trying to make everybody else happy and in the process I lost myself.  I’m so grateful for the mission because I found myself again, and not only that discovered so many new things.

I understand I have not been very open about what I have been up to with updates, blogs, pictures, and all of that, but I have been trying my best to share as much as what feels right.  You are getting to know who I really am: someone who hates being the center of attention, likes quiet and away time, and doesn’t mind being alone, unless with a couple of people at a time to really get one-on-one time with close friends and family.   That doesn’t mean I am anti-social.  I love meeting people, but I also love my privacy and my own time.  Sometimes I enjoy putting myself out there, but not at a forced level just so I can try to be more popular.  I will try to be better about showing all of you who I really am this year through music and through updates, but I needed to teach myself that it’s ok to be myself and not try to “dress to impress.”

After events, shows, and meet and greets, I would always have to go straight into a room, bathroom, closet, anywhere where I could be alone.  It was draining to me.  It doesn’t mean I hate it, but I was overwhelmed because I neglected my own feelings and thoughts.  I would awkwardly try to find ways of being energetic, but I felt so fake.  I’m sorry, but after these 2 years away and feeling comfortable to be myself, I do not want to be the suck-up type just so I can get more fans, more likes, more attention and fame.  That stuff never interested me in the first place, although I tried making everyone else around me happy who was interested in all of that.  I am David.  I love life; I love learning; I love sharing; and music is a way I express my passions and what is important to me.  Obviously I want to get that out to as many people as possible, but it’s worthless to me if I only do it for the secondary goal of getting music out to as many people as possible and giving up the prime reason of sharing who I am, my art, my passion, and what matters most to me.

 

Where I’m at now:

I am still trying to unravel all of the knots that have been in my brain.  I was so overwhelmed last time I was in the spotlight in front of all of you.  I felt like I lost myself as I got caught up in trying to please everyone, because I disregarded what I cared about–what I thought.

It’s nice not having to keep trying to figure out how be something that I am not so that everyone will like whatever that is.  I have come to realize that no matter what you will never make everybody happy, but you can make the most lasting impact on being yourself, and most of all out of all the people it will impact you are the one who is most impacted for the better.  For the longest time, I tried to keep it on the down-low of who and how I really was because “I must not be likeable”, but it feels nice to just be who I am and live according to what has always been most important to me.

 

Conclusion:

I know I may disappoint people for not being as interactive as before or who I showed myself as before, but man is it refreshing to not have to apologize for who I am and care about upsetting people anymore just because I am not what they want or expect me to be.  I have different things that I find satisfaction in, and I like my peace and could care less if I am getting everybody’s attention for the sake of fame.  That may have been what everybody else around me wanted out of me, but now I have decided to take into consideration how I feel, what I think, and what I want because yes,  I do matter.  My own thoughts, opinions, feelings, and ideas are good enough because they are my own and are for me.  No more having everyone tell me “you can’t, you can’t, you can’t” because I am too young, too naive, too inexperienced, too stupid, too whatever else you want to say I am.  I’m not willing to give up myself just for the sake of pleasing someone who wants something different from what I do.

December got busy with the Holidays.  I had an amazing trip in Spain and France where I got to sing Christmas songs for missionaries who served just like me.  It is not easy to be away for the Holidays without any family, just as it was for me on my mission for 2 years.  I loved bringing a piece of home to the missionaries there as it meant a lot to me while I was in Chile to have pieces of home brought to me.  Aside from seeing the missionaries, I also had some Christmas performances in Lyon and Bordeaux, France and Barcelona and Madrid, Spain called Christmas Devotionals.  I loved it.

December had a lot of unexpected things going on and I got a little behind with my writing and creative-process with music, but now I am getting back into gear.  To understand where the music is coming from, you have to understand where I am coming from personally as well.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.  Something that hasn’t changed about me is that when I do start talking and sharing, I get long-winded.  I know a lot of you may have wanted video blogs, but I express myself much more easily through words.  I hope the music that comes will be something that you can feel is real.  That is my goal, and it always has.

David

1st blog 2015

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Reflection on MoTab

Reflection on MoTab

Dec 14, 2014

In this video from The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, David Archuleta discusses his own experience during the 2010 Christmas concert, “Glad Christmas Tidings,” and gives advice to this years group of performers.

 

 

 

“Glad Christmas Tidings” is still available on CD and DVD.

World Record Live Nativity

Clarification: Despite misleading reports, David will not be at the Live Nativity event on Monday, December 1, in Provo Utah. He will be part of the video produced of the event, but his portion is being filmed at a later time.

Sounds like a lot of fun though, if you are going stay warm! ~ Team Archie

Lullabies & Happy Songs

Lullabies & Happy Songs

Nov 21, 2014

David Archuleta recently collaborated with fellow American Idol alumnus Brooke White on her charity project, an album titled “Lullabies and Happy Songs”. One of the tracks will be co-written and performed by David. 80% of the money raised will be donated to Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), an organization that rescues kidnapped children from sexual slavery, with Foundation Entertainment matching all pledges received up to $20,000.

For more information and to pre-order the “Lullabies and Happy Songs” charity album, visit Brooke White + Friends on PledgeMusic.