Up All Night David Archuleta credit Neidgi (screncap)
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Orion All Weekend Long!
Have you been playing Orion EP all weekend? Have you been gifting, listening, sharing, discussing? So….which track sticks with you? What is getting the most plays or is your current earworm? Feel free to put in the reason WHY the track is your fave under “comments”.
I’ll post some of these later this week.
… and iTunes says
Joanie posted which Orion tracks are most popular on iTunes. As of Sunday night, here are the results for US and Canada iTunes:
For US, it’s Invincible
For Canada, it’s a tie! Invincible and Say Me are most popular but Up All Night is close behind
As of yesterday, Orion was top 20 on iTunes pop. Streaming on spotify helps, not as much as a purchase but still counts towards charting. So do both! https://twitter.com/FODFansofDavid/status/866371283608580096
Have you Gifted yet?
Do you have a friend or relative that you haven’t reached out to in awhile? Is there any song on the EP that might help that connections? Or do you just want to share some great music with your good friends. So easy to gift if the individual lives in the same country as where you have your iTunes account. Until we have physical CDs, only gifting program involves digital music. We’ll see what happens in the future! If you are interested in a digital CD and you live in Canada or the US, email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will there be VIPs in Layton and LA? Yes. And no.
@alliesings94 There is no VIP in LA! I will look into the Layton one for you!
With the question about a physical CD answered, will we see liner notes as in the past for full CDs? No idea. The Prayer / My Little Prayer did not contain them. David has been so articulate and open about the background for each of his songs, and I’m sure there are even more stories to tell. I am so interested in reading David’s liner notes, which we know in the past he has painstakenly written to tell us more about the people and spirit behind the songs. As a reminder, here are the liner notes from No Matter How Far …
Have you posted your review yet?
For those of you who bought your copy of OrionEP on iTunes, have you rated the EP? Have you posted your review yet? Please do so, so that others can see hear from you in your words! I’m still perplexed by the rating of 1 below, but not someone’s cut of tea. I think we need to have a chat Click to bigger it the jpgs
Other thoughts on Social Media
“I think the replay button is broken”, and other equally accurate commentary from all of you.
shabylaI love how u never not put BIG efforts and meaningful backstories in every song u have created!! You Sir, have a special place in my heart always @davidarchie!!! Hoping to see u again in Jakarta or somewhere in the world!! ❤
Robin sent us a very thoughtful message about preparations for anyone going to the St. Louis show at the Old Rock House on July 1. Thanks for the insight Robin! There is a lot going on the weekend David is in St. Louis so there will be a lot of people in town.
- First, Fair St. Louis is July 2-4. http://www.fairsaintlouis.org/ I’m giving you a link in case anyone would like to stay a couple of days and go to the fair. There’s no entry fee but a lot of people will be here from out of town. Thankfully, it’s been moved to Forest Park (it used to be on the Arch grounds).
- There will be Cardinal baseball games Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday. I tell you this because the venue isn’t very far from Busch Stadium and you can expect since there’s a game starting at 6:15 on concert night, it will take some time to get around in downtown St. Louis. Plan to get to the venue early so you have time to get there.
- In most of the hotels downtown you will have to pay for parking. If you want to avoid that and pay a little less for your room, choose something just a tiny bit further out from downtown (it’s actually still downtown). In case you’re interested, this is where some of us will be staying
- If you think you’d like to go to the top of the Gateway Arch http://www.gatewayarch.com/ while you’re in St. Louis, get your tickets now. It’s very popular since the Arch grounds are in process of being renovated, and the area under the Arch and trips to the top recently reopened.
- There are lots of free attractions and great places to eat so just ask me if there’s something you’re interested in.
Welcome to St. Louis!! ♥
I know Joanie posted alot of gifs, but love these from Zaren89!
To my fellow Canadian pals and honourary-Canadians (David, Kari and Gina, that would also include you!), wishing you a wonderful Victoria Day celebration! We dodged rain for our annual street fireworks, and it was glorious!Victoria Day (French: Fête de la Reine, or “Celebration of the Queen”) is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday preceding May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria‘s birthday. As such, it is the Monday between the 18th to the 24th inclusive. The date is simultaneously that on which the current Canadian sovereign‘s official birthday is recognized. It is sometimes informally considered the beginning of the summer season in Canada. Yes! Bring on the summer! I’ll be back later this week all!
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You Can Also Watch on David’s UP All Night mv on his vevo channel.
~What exactly is vevo and how is it different and You Tube? More on “Vevo” for learning fun below.
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Orion~ Charting And STREAAAAAMMM
Orion is still sitting comfortably at #8 0n the iTunes pop chart! This is great but I’m hoping to see a bump up with the nice articles and press release we’ve seen over the past day or so~
Currently “Invincible” seems to be holding the top spot in popularity on iTunes!
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Press Press Press! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Press Release from Marushka Media!!!
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
Dates for David’s upcoming headlining tour dates are listed below. Let me know which show you are able to cover and I’ll happily add you to our guest list.
David Archuleta just debuted his first video in what feels like forever and it’s pretty amazing to watch.
The singer dropped the visual for “Up All Night” and later explained the true meaning and inspiration behind the song and video.
“Years ago, I was up all night for a different reason because I was lost and confused, wondering where I was going in my life. This family invited me to go out to rural Tennessee, away from everything and go fishing and to just spend time with them outside on their property,” he says.
David adds, “Suddenly, in this simple place, I found myself and I found motivation and inspiration and I found a piece of my identity that I was missing.”
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The former American Idol star released the video for his song Up All Night on Friday (May 19), which is his latest single off of his Orion EP.
David also took to his Facebook page to discuss the inspiration behind the song, writing:
“Up All Night video is officially up! Be sure to check it out!
Why was the song created? It’s about finding a place where you belong after feeling lost and in the dark. Sometimes we need a little help from someone else to get us on the right track. That was my situation during the time that Up All Night was written. A simple invitation from someone else to belong somewhere helped me find the motivation to keep going. I hope you enjoy the video and that it can recreate a bit of that place where you find a place where you belong too.”
Check out David’s new video above!
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David Archuleta dances in new music video filmed in Salt Lake City
The inspiration for David Archuleta’s “Up All Night” began two years ago when the artist said he was “lost and confused and wondering where I was going in my life.” Turns out all Archuleta really needed to get back on track was a getaway—but rather than opting for a Caribbean cruise or an exotic trip across the world, Archuleta accepted an invitation from a family to spend time in rural Tennessee.
Archuleta said he found himself again while doing simple things in Tennessee like fishing and being outside. “It was all that I needed to keep going,” he said. “I found a piece . . . of myself that I was missing.”
The opening shot of Archuleta’s new music video shows the outline of a man sitting by himself on a street as silhouettes pass by and ignore one another. Archuleta joins them, looking lonely and out of place before singing the first line of lyrics to a dance beat:
“I am knocking, standing at your door,” he says, standing on top of a building in downtown Salt Lake City. The video alternates between scenes of Archuleta staying up late at night to being saved from loneliness by strangers who literally reach out and help him up.
Archuleta recalled the evening in rural Tennessee when the song came to him. “I was up all night and I had to get it [the song] out somehow,” he said. “The way I knew how to do that was going to the piano. And out came this melody. Out came these words.”
Later in the video, Archuleta dances with a bit of Latin flair as he joins a crowd of people who dance the night away, seemingly without a care in the world. As he sings the lyrics, “Hear my heart and there’s an answered prayer,” Archuleta spreads the happiness he feels by finding stranger after stranger on the street that he extends a helping hand to, as well.
Since his experience on American Idol in 2007, Archuleta has released a number of albums and currently has over 63 million views on YouTube for his single “Crush.” But despite his success with music, Archuleta said that he wants his voice to be heard in new ways. “I know you’ve all been hearing my voice, but I feel like I haven’t really had the chance to say what I have to say,” he told listeners, hoping the video would encourage fans to find a place where they feel peace and belonging. “So, now I feel like my voice is actually being heard, in a way, for the first time. …I’m excited to keep sharing more videos and more music with you.”
In the last few weeks since my final spring TOFW event in Houston, I’ve been as busy as I’ve ever been preparing for the release of my new album and ramping up to launch a tour. It’s been intense, but in a good way. One of the greatest things about writing and releasing new music is the joy that comes from sharing my own stories through songs. It has helped me to think a little more about creativity and how we can use ours to “live unto the Lord.”
I went to a friend’s house for a delicious dinner recently and we started talking about cooking. She told me about how she has to constantly come up with fresh ideas about what to cook because one daughter likes one thing but then her other daughter won’t touch it, so she feels like she has to feed everyone something different. She said that when she’s struggling to find ideas, she always gets little bursts of inspiration. I thought it was so cool that, although it might seem like a simple thing to cook a meal for your family, it requires the same kind of God-given creativity that I use in writing music.
Although my new album is not necessarily categorized as Christian music or hymns, for me it’s spiritual. Honestly, it might not be the kind of music that you’re going to blast on your way to church, but I feel really good about the ideas and messages that I’m sharing because I believe they speak to the things God has inspired in me. I think all of the songs are essentially about coming from a dark place where you are frustrated with yourself — maybe even pretty down on yourself — and discovering how to look at yourself in a different way. It’s about coming into the light. Sometimes we need people to help us get there when we don’t know how to do it for ourselves.
Ultimately, to me, living unto the Lord is not about doing these big drastic, dramatic things in your life. It’s about the small things that are almost not even noticeable – the little things like going to the temple, going to church, and being able to read the Book of Mormon a little bit every day. Living unto the Lord is about constantly looking for moments where you can pray and say, “thank you” and ask for inspiration about how to create and make the best things you can make. In this way, I believe that God is teaching me how to become more like Him and how to use this creativity to serve others.
Don’t miss David Archuleta’s music and inspirational message live at TOFW ARISE events this year in a city near you!
Ed note~ I just can’t say enough personally about David. Though I humbly adore his voice, music, and the emotion and depth with which he sings, this blog shows the other big reason why I am such a “fan of the man.” So much of what David says and the way he chooses to conduct his life…his priorities and faith resonate so well with me. Although I am not of the same religion, his faith and desire to live daily using his time and talents for a higher purpose are very much the way I feel as well. <3 ~ joanie
David still has 2 TOFW Live events coming later this year. His setlist has become like an inspirational mini concert with about 9 songs along with his own message of faith and affirmation. Click here if you are interested in seeing him in Worcester, MD or Atlanta, GA in October.
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Director Nathan Dan Lee Posts about UAN MV
David Archuleta with director @Leebob61 (Nathan D) on IG
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Posts From a Few mv Cast Members
Wonderful words from a few of the lucky cast members of the Up All Night video! The comments are always consistent in content about David’s sweet, kind, respectful demeanor.
If you’ve ever looked up a music video on YouTube, often one of the first results you get takes you to the artist’s Vevo channel. But have you ever wondered what Vevo really is, apart from what you find on YouTube? Here are some answers for you.
Vevo: Not Just Another YouTube Music Channel
Described as “your personalized music video and music entertainment platform,” Vevo is a website created by Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Abu Dhabi Media that seeks joint ventures with other sites to provide them with music video content.
EMI licenses the content without taking an ownership stake.
Vevo has over 50,000 videos available, with Google and Vevo sharing the advertising revenue. According to its company profile, it’s been ranked as the number one music platform on the web.
Vevo is supposed to be kind of like Hulu television streaming, but for music videos. The goal of the website is to attract more high-end advertisers, which is why you’ll usually see Vevo sites or channels censor their content for language to make it more attractive for bigger advertising partners. Although not available worldwide, Vevo can be used by anyone in the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Types of Videos on Vevo
Vevo has music videos, original series, behind-the-scenes footage, live performances and interviews with artists. Vevo provides this type of content to viewers by establishing partnerships with major record companies, independent artists, and other premium content owners.
Creating a Vevo Account
Creating a Vevo account is different than creating a YouTube account, even though Vevo content is accessible on YouTube. A Vevo account can help users get the most out of the content they want to enjoy, including sharing with Facebook friends, messaging through Vevo, creating customized playlists and mor
To create an account, all you have to do is visit Vevo.com and press the blue button in the top right that says “Sign Up For Free.” Vevo signs you up through your Facebook account, so you do need to have Facebook in order to create an account on Vevo.
Vevo has some pretty cool features it offers users. Here are a few that you can get started using right away
iTunes Sync: Vevo can match the artists you have in your iTunes library with the ones that are stored in the Vevo library so that playlists can be created based on those matches.
Profile Page: You can create your own profile page on Vevo by clicking on your username after signing up for an account. From there you can also change your account settings and have the option to sing up for Vevo’s newsletter.
Embeddable Vevo Player: You can actually embed single Vevo videos by pressing the “Share” button at the top of any Player and then click “Copy code” under “Embed.” You can paste that code into a website or optionally share it on Facebook or Twitter.
Playlists: Vevo is actually built on the concept of playlists, and nearly every video you watch on Vevo is part of a playlist. You can create your own customize playlists or listen to playlists created by others.
Simply click the plus (+) next to “My Playlist” on the left to add a video, name your playlist and save it.
Mobile apps: Vevo has dedicated mobile apps made for both Android and iOS, so you can enjoy video content and your playlists when you’re on the go.
Where to Find Vevo Content
Most people enjoy Vevo content through YouTube, such as when a user plugs in the name of a particular artist name or song name. The results usually return a Vevo video first. Alternatively, you can go directly to the official Vevo website and check out the websites there, or of course take advantage of the mobile apps found on iTunes and Google Play.
Stay tuned for Monday’s announcement for the Snowflake Essay Contest Winner ! This lucky person will have the privilege of joining the small group dinner with David prior to David’s concert to which the contest winner will also have a second row seat!!!
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~Fun Fan Finds
A creation from Brenda
Tina’s Gif-tastic Gifs
Tina (Rhiminee) has a whole set of DA dance perfection gifs on her Tumblr Acct <–click to head over and enjoy! And I”m sure you’re going to want to hang out for awhile on her wonderful site!
Up All Night David Archuleta credit Neidgi (screncap) Instagram
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Diana Covers David’s new Say Me!
So lovely!! I waited to post this until Orion was released~ Diana did David proud with her cover!
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A Saturday Smile UAN Puzzle!
Click below to head to Jigsaw planet to play!
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The big thing I failed to post in the past couple days are some of the beautiful fan reactions to Orion and the music vid for Up All NIght! There are so so many and it could easily be a whole post. Never fear, as Mary Lou will be here (playing switcheroo with Kalei) and she is sure to bring you some wonderful found commentary! Until then, enjoy your Saturday evening and havea blessed Sunday. Unless of course you’re UP All Night; then dance the night away!!!
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