David Archuleta and May Musings, New Song on EFY Album! “He Showed Me How”! The Boys of Summer, You are Beautiful, A National Past-Time in DA Pix, Happy Victoria Day, eh!


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New Song!  From EFY!  He Showed Me How

EFY = Especially for Youth

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Download here!  3 easy steps!   Such a lovely song.  Thank you @EFYPrograms!





Gorgeous song that David wrote with Stephanie Mabey!  Let us know what your think in comments!

I love the musicality of this song.  David’s showing some understated vocal gymnastics here!

Stephanie mabey and David MTM

he showed me how

And when you download the mp3 and open it in iTunes, you can get the album artwork and lyrics too!

Thanks Tina!!!!!!

itunes he showed me how

These are just beautiful.  Here they are.  Thank you Patty Ann


I used to hurt.
I used to hide.
I could only see the walls that I kept myself behind
and it was hard, until I found there’s one who knows
the way to bring them down.

He showed me how to look for more
To see the truth I couldn’t find before
and I learned to believe there’s more
that I can be
I can be stronger now
cause He showed me how.

I took a step into the Light
I followed the voice that said
that I was strong enough to try
and as my heart could hear the sound
I knew I could climb above the doubt

He showed me how to look for more
To see the truth I couldn’t find before
and I learned to believe there’s more
that I can be
I can be stronger now
cause He showed me how.

yes he did
his love opened my eyes
ohhh and I know that he’s been
there by my side

He showed me how to look for more
To see the truth I couldn’t find before
and I learned to believe there’s more
that I can be
I can be stronger now
cause He showed me how.

yeah yeah cause he showed me how.

Lyrics by David Archuleta and Stephanie Mabey

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heartBeauty Lies Within

David tweeted us a Bible verse yesterday as a reminder of where the real beauty is.  I also posted a number of responses to David.

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This quote reminds of the fact that David picked “Beautiful”to be on his CD.

BEGIN credit Sony, Galaxy Mag and DAVN

BEGIN credit Sony, Galaxy Mag and DAVN

You can download the track here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/begin./id540833922

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Happy Victoria Day!

Hi all, I’m reposting much of my post from last year, hope you enjoy it … again!

Commemorating Queen Victoria’s Birthday, wishing the best to our Canadian readers!!!! 


happy victoria dayFrom Wiki

Victoria Day (in French: Fête de la Reine) is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. The date is also, simultaneously, that on which the current reigning Canadian sovereign’s official birthday is recognized. It is sometimes informally considered as marking the beginning of the summer season in Canada, analogous to how the timing of the holiday Memorial Day is regarded in the United States.

Across the country, Victoria Day serves as the beginning of the summer social calendar. Banff, Alberta‘s Sunshine Village ends its lengthy ski season on Victoria Day and, likewise, it is during this long weekend that many summer businesses—such as parks, outdoor restaurants, bicycle rentals, city tour operators, etc.—will open. Victoria Day is also a mark of the beginning of the cottage season.   Gardeners in Canada will similarly regard Victoria Day as the beginning of spring, as it falls at a time when one can be fairly certain that frost will not return until the next autumn.  (PS – that’s what I am doing today!)

You may also hear the day being called May Long Weekend, May Long, May Two-Four, May Run.

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The Boys of Summer

Spring is here and baseball season is in full swing.  I thought I would pull off some fond memories of David singing his heart on From May 2011, David singing the National Anthem at the Dodgers Game!

David Archuleta at Dodger Stadium ~ photo credit @Marthazz/Martha

2 Home Run Performances!

David sang the National Anthem as well as God Bless America at the MLB game  between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers in May 2011. Word spread quickly through David’s fanbase when the announcement came out, and soon there were “go-getters” on  their way to support, and enjoy David singing live in LA.

The National Anthem

The National Anthem can be watched on the Dodgers MLB site! CLICK The PIC  below to watch it again! WOW! SOOOO GOOOD David!! 🙂

Next Up Is God Bless America 

God Bless America

Jack Ryan uploaded another God Bless America (different angle) which can also be seen on the MLB.COM Website

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Photos From the Event

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Click each to make them bigger!

David enjoyed being on the field

Am I the only one that misses the orange avi?  *sigh*

David Archuleta on Dodger Field ~Credit @Marthazz~

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Baseball Pix

So, for fun, I just typed in “baseball” into our Media Files and this is what I found!

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David Archuleta Washington Capitols Game~ credit AP~

David Archuleta Washington Capitols Game~ credit AP~

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And don’t forget Idaho!

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Presale this Friday!

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That’s all for now!  Good luck to all buying tickets to Idaho!  See you next week 🙂

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330 Responses to David Archuleta and May Musings, New Song on EFY Album! “He Showed Me How”! The Boys of Summer, You are Beautiful, A National Past-Time in DA Pix, Happy Victoria Day, eh!

  1. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning guys! HAPPY Victoria Day to our Canadian Archies!

    Thanks Pastel for the MARVELOUS May Musings post! Beauty lies within….forgotten way too often! GREAT looking back at David’s baseball adventures! MASTER of the National Anthem!

    Presale this Friday for the Arts Council shows in Idaho Falls! GOOD LUCK Archies!

    Nana patrol! ENJOY your day! 🙂

  2. kimk says:

    good morning peeps!!

    Pastel thanks for the new post!

    Sarah Hunt ‏@SarahEH255 9h9 hours ago
    David Archuleta came on in Papa Gino’s today and I explained to Elizabeth my love for him years ago.

    Maxsuel Praxedes ‏@maxsuelpraxedes 9h9 hours ago View translation
    “Stand by me” <3 amo na voz de @DavidArchie

    erika loves harry ‏@fookinstyles 9h9 hours ago
    i always get david guetta and david archuleta mixed up

    chase ‏@chaserojo 9h9 hours ago
    i thought they said david archuleta and i almost cried

    Jason ‏@JLev11 9h9 hours ago
    When is David Archuleta performing?

  3. kimk says:

    Shanny this was the pic I was thinking about was taken at a Filipino restaurant SLC?
    not sure the same girl but omgosh sure would make sense why the quiet. David romancing anybody thinking about all the song possibilities not to mention it would be just the cutest thing ever!

    lol not seeing the Jess girl with David but hey you never know didn’t he say once he liked spunky? 🙂

    when I asked about David being married to pass the sacrament was thinking about having to be married to be a bishop. oh and thanks for all the answers peeps!

    • Jessica says:

      No, not the same girl.

    • Shanny in Australia says:

      I remember that pic and thought it was a group of friends out having fun together. Looking at it closer this time I see it is a reflection and rather than it being a group outing, it appears that it may have been a double date. Lol. Hope they had fun. She’s a cutie. 🙂

      • Jessica says:

        They all just friends.

        • IMO says:

          Hello folks! Pic of David and that new ” girl” hmm friends? Yeah right!!!

        • Shanny in Australia says:

          Of course, but don’t forget that’s how all great relationships start out. 😉 😆

          No, don’t worry, just joking….most of us don’t assume something serious is going on with every girl David spends time with. I just hope he’s happy and enjoying himself and building meaningful friendships. 🙂

        • IMO says:

          Shanny, hey! I think david is dating that new ” girl” just my guess and I hope he really happy if my guess is right.

  4. kimk says:

    this is the one from yesterday https://instagram.com/p/2u2NJlJPea/

    so happy David is out and about going to see new artists dying to see David sing again driving me nuts here. ha or even more so.

  5. Shanny in Australia says:

    Happy Queen Victoria Day Canadian Archie’s. 🙂

    We celebrate ‘the queens birthday’ (queen Elizabeth) later in the year. 🙂

    Thanks for the new post Pastel. 🙂

  6. kimk says:

    ha yeah David will never marry, have babies any of all that.. he is waiting for you to come into his life.

  7. kimk says:

    Tori Kelly was amazing last night at the Billboard Awards hope for a David duet one day!! she WWTT for a long time folks loved her performance not to mention it was just her and her guitar.


  8. kimk says:

    last night Taylor Swift premiered her new video.. have a problem with it like what is she is becoming the new Miley Cyrus or something.
    not that this video is as bad as the wrecking ball one just that her young fans will watch this.
    duh ha maybe all her young fans should dress up like these women bring weapons to her shows..
    anyway I think strong powerful women do not need all this. my thoughts shame on her.

    (lol I am going at it today look out)

    Taylor Swift – Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar

  9. kimk says:

    finally got to watch the Lindsey Stirling video from last night.. Wiz and her so did not work together. Charlie Puth and her going forward maybe or lol maybe not he is a bit racy too just watched this video can’t even post it.

    oh well don’t really think he is a rebirth of David. 😆

    Charlie Puth – Marvin Gaye ft. Meghan Trainor

  10. kimk says:

    woah got back my avi.. lol back in the band!

    gosh still to this day I think the world NEEDS DAVID!!
    heck in a handbasket sometimes

  11. angelbymyside says:

    The Taylor Swift video is soooo over the top!!! All I saw was a video full of guns, knives, and explosives!!! Really??? And this is what she wants her fans to see? No wonder I’m not a Taylor Swift fan!! UGH!! 🙁 🙁 🙁

    • VaBeachArchie says:

      REALLY was surprised at the video…didn’t make it through to the end! Also shocked to see Zendaya in it!

      • angelbymyside says:

        Guess Zendaya wants to hang with the cool and hip gals now! Is Zendaya no longer with Disney?

        • VaBeachArchie says:

          She does star in a series, K. C. Undercover! Hanging with Taylor Swift …lots of exposure and with a new album in the works……not hard to figure!

  12. Shanny in Australia says:

    Theres a lot I don’t like about the Taylor swift vid but watching it a second time, I do like the girl power aspect lol. Granted girl power could have been portrayed an entirely different way. And even though I’m surprised at how boring the lyrics are when Taylor is usually known for clever lyrics, I think the tune is annoyingly catchy. It’s just a shame that the tune couldn’t have carried some great lyrics with it.
    This vid would have cost a mint to produce too, not just for all the famous people making cameos but also for the graphics etc. She sure isn’t a WGWG anymore is she!

  13. angelbymyside says:

    Isn’t the age group of Taylor’s followers young girls and teens? Then why not do something that would empower women instead of showing them using guns, knives, explosives and dressed seductively? I know people are going to say it’s just a video, but isn’t there already enough violence in the world without having to see it in a Taylor Swift video? And what’s up with throwing a knife into a teddy bear?? YIKES Taylor!! Guess Taylor wants to be seen as a bad***! 🙁

    • Candy says:

      My 10 year old niece is going to see Taylor in June, so yes that is the age group demographic she targets.

  14. kimk says:

    Taylor has a lot of young fans who will see it.. just like Miley used to when the Wrecking Ball video came out.

  15. kimk says:

    ha I dunno maybe they can all dress up like they did.. kind of like David’s Archangels did during Idol Tour but commando/dominatrix style weapons optional.

    • Candy says:

      with all of the success Taylor has had, and she has had a ton, why does she see it necessary to go this route? This is how she chooses to show “Girl Power” to young, impressionable girls. YIKES is right!

    • angelbymyside says:

      how did they dress during David’s tour??

      • kimk says:

        was looking for the videos quite a few young fans dressed as angels quite adorable 🙂

        • angelbymyside says:

          Oh I never knew they dressed up as angels. Never saw any at the stops on tour I attended. Cute though! 😀

  16. kimk says:

    Julie Anne Habacon ‏@_julieanne0928_ 5m5 minutes ago
    Have a good day boys!!! @charlieputh @ChrisEvans @DavidArchie

    Kristyn Higgins ‏@KristynHiggins 5m5 minutes ago
    David Archuleta and Kris Allen are forever my baes

    Zulaikha ‏@ecachan 36m36 minutes ago
    in love with david’s voice all over again. @DavidArchie

    jaqen h’ghar ‏@crispsandblood 50m50 minutes ago
    my brother caught me listening to david archuleta and now he won’t look me in the eye


  17. kimk says:

    going to guess she is in a I Am Woman Hear Me Roar mood I liked her last video think it was called Style about Harry I think.
    I am all for woman power like for instance Joy Williams new video where she went naked understood why she did it (dang never would do that she has guts) just that Taylor’s fans are not the ones for example like Beyonce or say a Rihanna’s fans they are pretty young. not sure what she was thinking.

  18. angelbymyside says:

    Well I guess we’ll see young girls and teens clad in skimpy leather outfits carrying fake knives and guns into her next concerts. Yeah Taylor, thanks for all your “girl power”! 🙁

  19. kimk says:

    ha well lordie I sure hope not time for parents to say ok that is not right or ok.

  20. kimk says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie 46s46 seconds ago
    Track David Archuleta on Bandsintown for local concert alerts! http://www.bandsintown.com/track/David%20Archuleta?came_from=212

    is this automatic.. or maybe new things coming??!! 😀

  21. kimk says:

    Fuãd Steven ‏@FSteven 2m2 minutes ago
    So you’ve got many fake girlfriends in your video. A boring video for a boring song.

    like I said I like this Fuad.

  22. angelbymyside says:

    Just saw where Faith Hill tweeted it was the best video she has seen in years! WTH??? This world is definitely topsy turvy!! David needs to hurry up with his new music!!!!!!!!!!

  23. kimk says:

    don’t always think going over the top works.. take Jordin Sparks for instance great girl but she went all OTT and lol best I can explain what happened was the look when Simon at the judges table was like wth?! 🙂
    hasn’t really worked for her but she does look gorgeous also hope going forward things go right for her.

  24. kimk says:

    what folks are doing is sucking up to Taylor.. Faith is not exactly where it is at right now. saw it for Justin Bieber too even saw Brooke White suck up to him unfollowed her at that point. kind of what David was talking about.
    my thoughts soon as I saw Lorde and Ed Sheeran hang with Taylor didn’t like them they were cool now they are just hangers. (ok talented ones)
    Taylor likes to be popular be cool my only thoughts are ugh hope she doesn’t try to be Tori’s new best friend now since she killed it last night. Tori always has kept her stance on being true to yourself applaud her for it.

  25. Candy says:

    Saw this quote just pop up on my FB page, I follow Elvis, saw an adorable picture of him singing autographs for a young kid that was out for a bike ride with his two teen sisters. Thought yep, David this applies to you too! My patience no longer exists!

    8 mins ·
    “Take care of the fans, and they will sure take care of you.”

    • angelbymyside says:

      OMH Candy!!! I was just trying to bring that over from Instagram!!!! I follow Elvis on IG. I even googled the quote to see if Elvis in fact said that. 😀

    • A fan says:

      Don’t recall Elvis ever being on social media 😉

      Seriously though, what is considered “taking care” of fans now is much different than back in his day. If someone encountered a celeb in public, they would hope they would sign an autograph, take a picture. Most fan interaction happened at concerts though. Elvis certainly didn’t give updates on his album making process. Now we expect our celebs to share portions of all of their time with fans, to send frequent updates on what is happening in their lives and career details that fans really don’t need. And I’m not saying that David’s fanbase is unique in wanting these things.

      There are some celebs who don’t do much social media but the expectation is still there. I freely admit that I like when David shares random things, personal pictures, updates on writing, although those things have nothing to do with me remaining a fan. Should he have to or need to though?
      I don’t know the answer.

      • Candy says:

        a fan-Elvis may have left the building but he is definitely on social media 😉

      • angelbymyside says:

        I wonder how much social media David will do when he has an album and concerts to promote? I certainly hope it’s more than what he is doing now. Guess time will tell.

      • Janel aka Nellie says:

        Can you imagine if Twitter, FB and other social media sites (or the internet in general) were around during Elvis’s hay day of fame? The pandemonium would have broke the internet for sure. LOL

      • Marylee-NorthCarolinaGirl says:

        nope…not inique in that way ~ just based on the experiences of the past. What else do we really have to go on..just sayin 😉

        • Marylee-NorthCarolinaGirl says:

          mis-placed comment…I’m lousy at this haha

        • Marylee-NorthCarolinaGirl says:

          oops…hours later, discovering one of my infamous typos…”unique” is what my fumble fingers meant to type. 😉

  26. Janel aka Nellie says:

    With all the speculation in the IG of the girl with David and Mimi did anyone stop to notice how nice David looks? LOL
    Who cares who she is, friend, cousin, girlfriend or friend of Mimi’s who wanted to pose with both of them, it’s great to see David getting out and seeing concerts, meeting with other musicians and writers. It makes my heart glad knowing it, because the new music is bound to be amazing and David needs some of his own time to get out and have fun.

  27. kimk says:

    I don’t know what is going on with David.. is he a snob now? is he trying to find true love without folks posting pics all the time? 🙂
    is he trying not to be distracted so he can write what pops down into his head?
    know he does get really distracted case in point lol that squirrel video.
    other thoughts in my head he did not like what he was reading on his timeline.. his hair was too short, his religion sucks, he is fat (lol wth) etc etc.
    I really have no clue what it is only thing that would be pretty lame if he thinks he is better then us never felt that way before now well it does seem like we are second class citizens of sorts. not looking for sympathy doesn’t really matter to me what he thinks of me but from what I can tell it does matter to others. do miss the singing though odd he doesn’t do it now. anyway do think something is up but we don’t know what it is.

  28. kimk says:

    Janel lol I noticed he wasn’t grungy. 🙂
    yes he did look nice and I think it would be cool if he did have a gf we might get love songs plus the message songs.

  29. kimk says:

    Janel you have seen him we haven’t least I haven’t.. might never see him live again.

    • Janel aka Nellie says:

      Sorry that I live in Utah and have seen him and you haven’t. Don’t be mad at us just because we live in the state he’s performed in.

  30. kimk says:

    it has been three+ years there are always excuses.

  31. kimk says:

    not mad just that you are not walking in our shoes. happy you and the others got to see him

    • Janel aka Nellie says:

      I’m glad I’ve been able to see him but have always felt bad for the other fans who haven’t since he left on his mission or haven’t ever seen him not even before. I can’t imagine what it’s like for those who long to see him and haven’t yet. I can’t dictate where David goes but if I could I’d have him come to every state and the Philippines and other Asian countries where he is loved. Unfortunately David and team have to go where he is wanted at a venue AND can pay him for his concerts. I’m sure more is being worked on. I know waiting and being patient now has reached it’s boiling point with some fans and they don’t want to wait any longer. I hope and pray for more concert news too which works for all my David fan friends.

  32. Janel aka Nellie says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie 2h2 hours ago
    Track David Archuleta on Bandsintown for local concert alerts! http://www.bandsintown.com/track/David%20Archuleta?came_from=212

    Janel Woodbury
    @DavidArchie Grow little concert list, grow!!!

  33. kimk says:

    don’t feel bad geez we wish we were you guys also happy for all the pics, vids etc.. it is more then that though kind of like he has checked out of being checked in if you get what I mean. maybe it is really just cause he needs to be serious about his writing maybe worrying about things he can’t focus on what is really in his head to write?
    don’t painters writers go hide in a cabin for a while making their masterpieces? thing is we have no idea what is going on.
    maybe that tweet just now new cool venues will pop up. that will help.

    • Janel aka Nellie says:

      I kind of wonder if he’s more apprehensive to tweet because of what happened when he quoted President Packer during conference. But just holding on to hope for great music.

  34. kimk says:

    kind of like preaching to the choir here none of us are going anywhere lol unless we croak. stuff always pops up.
    would love for David to work with Mimi Knowles or a cool rapper guy
    my choice would be Twenty One Pilots kids love them and they aren’t all in your face crazy.

  35. VaBeachArchie says:

    Checking in..work calls! We all want to be able to see David LIVE …and beings that things are going so slow just makes us more ANXIOUS!….and maybe a little jealous of those who have seen David perform since he’s back! That being said…WE THANK YOU ALL FOR SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCES….in words, pics and vids! Next best thing to being there! 🙂

    ENJOY your David time guys! REMEMBER….The best is yet to come!

  36. kimk says:


    ha this was epic.. still makes me laugh.
    ‘is that a compliment’ go David GO!!

  37. kimk says:

    VABeach ha.. GO RANGERS GOOOOOOOOO!!!!! 😀

  38. kimk says:

    EFY @EFYprogram · 2h 2 hours ago
    EFY MUSIC LOVERS!! We have a very special artist who sings our next 2015 album sneak peek. Who do you think it is?

    EFY @EFYprogram · 31m 31 minutes ago
    We’ll help you… he (there’s one hint) was on a popular television show (another), and was once an EFY participant (and there’s one more)!

    kali ‏@kalikakes96 23m23 minutes ago

    could be David as I recall there were peeps recording a song in Utah for it and they said it was with David.

  39. kimk says:

    going to guess a song like Glorious? least we will get to hear his voice also bet you it will be popular with his peeps too.

  40. potluck8 says:

    OK, what is EFY?

  41. Candy says:

    Since we dont have much new to talk about Davidwise, thought I would share a behind the scenes of a video by an up and coming country star (who happens to be a friend of mine) Ashley Clark. #GREYHOUND



  42. potluck8 says:

    Thanks Candy , now I remember.

  43. kimk says:

    Candy ha yes for the CRUSH video.. omgosh he is gorgeous and in his underwear (he is legal right?) and holy moly 😯 thanks for the video!!

    Angel ha peeps, posse, gang, familia, cuz all works for me!

  44. Candy says:

    kim-Yep, get the Gold Star! He also shot the CRUSH video for David. Ashley is 28 so I guess you could say he is legal. Great guy, family of 11 kids, 9 boys and they are all beyond musically talented! Dont know what his mom ate when she was pregnant but they all play a musical instruments like no tomorrow, mega talented.

  45. kimk says:

    EFY ‏@EFYprogram 8m8 minutes ago
    Well, you guessed it! @davidarchie is the newest EFY 2015 artist!! To download his song, enter 534229 here: http://ow.ly/N0Xnj

  46. kimk says:

    aww I like it!!! 🙂

  47. kimk says:

    EFY @EFYprogram · 2m 2 minutes ago
    @FODFansofDavid Did you see that David has a new song on our 2015 album? It’s amazing! Enter code 534229 here: http://ce.byu.edu/yp/music.php

    it really is a beautiful song David has such a beautiful voice and when he sings from the heart like this you know it is real. kind of think folks who like this type of music will like it too. know I did.
    lol made me cry.

  48. Charlotte says:

    Hey all,
    Just downloaded the new song and it is GORGEOUS! Would love for David to do a hymn album sometime, but in the meantime I’m patiently waiting for what he’s currently working on and hoping for that SoCal concert date to pop up 🙂

  49. kimk says:

    cq nah just a song he did kind of like Nunca Pense? different artists.

    • cq says:

      lol, oh thanks Kim, I thought he had snuck an actual song for him buy us, what I mean not for his church, I’m assuming that’s what it’s for.

      • kimk says:

        yes it is a religious song not like the last though kind of nice. give it a thumbs up. lol reminded me of that Jesus pic with what looks like David sitting gabbing on a park bench. 🙂

        • Marylee-NorthCarolinaGirl says:

          Kim…is it just a snippet or is my Ipad cutting it off? very pretty but brief.

  50. kimk says:

    it is a pretty song not going to buy it but sure will listen to it.

    • Candy says:

      Wasnt it Lady V who said she wrote an inspirational song with David?? Wonder if this is the song?

      • Janel aka Nellie says:

        Hmm, I wonder. It might have been one of his sessions with Stephanie Mabey also.
        EFY is Especially For Youth, a conference they hold every August for Youth and Young Adults at BYU. There’s music and a new CD for every conference. They asked David to do a song for it (either that or he volunteered to). So pretty!

  51. Ali says:

    Sometimes I forget how much I love David’s VOICE. Listening to that new song for the EFY album…wow. So rich, a gorgeous tone. Little sliding notes. Lots of subtle inflection.

    It just makes me super impatient to hear his new album! lol. But I’m gonna go enjoy that surprise little treat again now 😉

  52. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Oh my heavens, “He Showed Me How” is so beautiful. I’m in tears.

  53. djafan says:

    Don’t have to buy, it’s free 🙂

  54. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Look at the most popular name and then look at the second.

    DeseretNews National @deseretnational · 3h 3 hours ago
    The most popular boy names from 1960 to 2013: http://bit.ly/1cLGhhU

  55. kimk says:

    try downloading on your computer I got the whole song 🙂

    • Marylee-NorthCarolinaGirl says:

      just tried on my desktop but only first few lines came through…lower register is alive & well! 🙂

  56. kimk says:

    more then inspirational but that is ok too it is for the EFY program makes sense.

  57. potluck8 says:

    can’t get the song On my computer.

  58. CJ says:

    AAHH I hope some one can youtube it or something it cuts off on my phone and the only computer i have access to doesnt show the song choices so I cant download it from that efy site dang it. but that small bit I heard was heavenly!

    • Anne-Marie says:

      The song choices didn’t show up on my phone so I couldn’t download it. It does work on my computer.

      • CJ says:

        opposite for me 🙁 but it cuts off tooo soon. sob

      • Janel aka Nellie says:

        Hmmm, did you put in the promo code?

        • CJ says:

          yes 🙁 i pput in the code and it thanks me but still doesn not show the song names for me to download. sigh ok it will BE OK. lol I nno know yu all think im over reacting but life has been hard lately, its ok. we all have problems, right? thaanks for trying to help maybe it will pop up s0mewhere else. 🙂

  59. Anne-Marie says:

    Okay I got to my computer and just downloaded the song…very, very pretty!!
    His voice is flawless and so soothing. I like it! 🙂

  60. Kiwi88 says:

    It’s not letting me download. 🙁

  61. CJ says:

    gosh ive been so depressed lately ive needed his voice but I want MORE the whole song please….. ok will stop whining now..

    • Anne-Marie says:

      Did 3 song choices show up on the page? David’s is the third song and I clicked “download song” and then it played. It didn’t show any of the songs on my phone though.

      • CJ says:

        no, no song choices show on the computer page there is a box to put in the code but below that is blank, On my phone however, there are the song choices and i click to download but it only plays the song for a few seconds.

  62. Anne-Marie says:

    Hmmm….on my computer, if you click on the arrow button right before the song name, it cuts off after the first few lines. But if you click the download button, a box pops up and plays the entire song.

  63. potluck8 says:

    I must be doing something wrong. I get someone singing but it sure isn’t David!

  64. Shanny in Australia says:

    CJ, I put in the promo code on my iPad and it thanked me but that was it. No song names came up. I wonder if your iPad and mine don’t allow pop ups and that’s why nothing is happening? Only I can’t find anything in the settings that allows/disallows pop-ups?

    • CJ says:

      I don’t have an I pad, the songs showed up on my phone but it only played a portion of the song. On the desk top computer, no song choices even appeared under the promo box. It’s a mystery. 🙂

    • Anne-Marie says:

      It did the same thing on my iPhone so I guess it might not work on some mobile devices. It works on my computer. Thank you Martha for putting it on YT for folks who can’t get it to download. 🙂

  65. Janel aka Nellie says:

    His tweet the other day was from 1 Samuel and the theme of EFY this year is also from 1 Samuel (bible).

  66. Shanny in Australia says:

    Thank you Martha! It’s a very beautiful song. I wonder who wrote it because the story of the song sure fits David too. Trying to see if the download link will work on my other devices now…..

    The scripture which goes with the song is from Samuel in the bible, just like the quote David tweeted the other day. I wonder if he had just heard this song was going to be released today and that’s why Samuel was on his mind or something like that.

  67. kimk says:

    think David and Stephanie wrote it!

  68. Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    Just stopping by to say G’night, was watching DWTS with my
    Mom, now I’m going to go rest & try & get a good night sleep,
    been awhile, lol. Coughing has calmed down a bit.

    Hey Martha! THANK YOU! for bringing the you tube vid of the
    song here, I couldn’t get it to download earlier. My oh My, what
    a voice that man has. Like melted butter, on melted chocolate, on
    anything else melty gooey goodness. THAT VOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

    Hey Kim! Think you’re right, on the video it said written by David
    & Stephanie.

    OK, gotta go, TTYL 😀

    • Janel aka Nellie says:

      I liked Pam Pike’s description on her blog. Like spun sugar you can’t wait to get another taste of.

  69. potluck8 says:

    Thank you Martha, I just listend to it BEAUTIFUL!

  70. Anne-Marie says:

    Good night everyone! Going to listen a few more times before I hit the hay!

  71. Candy says:

    My take on the new song-its pretty, its inspirational, its religious.

    • Shanny in Australia says:

      Candy it’s a beautiful song, the only thing I miss from it is some glory notes where David shines. But I guess the glory notes would change the feel of the song. The way it stands now, it’s quiet and reflective, maybe even somewhat melancholy, so I can see why no glory notes. I love the peaceful way David sings in the song.

  72. Shanny in Australia says:

    Kim, earlier you were wondering out loud about all the reasons why David could be acting so quiet right now. And I tend to think they’re all a part of it to some degree. But one thing just keeps sticking out to me like a sore throbbing thumb (or right now a sore throbbing tooth in my case might be more apt lol)….and that is pain.
    I said back in the day, I thought the first half of the Begin album was about David’s pain. Then we have the I,m still alive vlog. And his two blogs. And even this EFY song, the first lines are ‘I used to hurt’.
    What do people do when they’re hurt over and over? They retreat. They get feisty. They put up barriers. It all just adds up to me and has done so for a long time. When a young guy says he wants to run away to a deserted island, that speaks volumes and David said that several times back in the day.

    The good thing about this EFY song is it speaks of being stronger now. And having found a place from which to draw strength. That’s a good thing. Love to David.

    • Candy says:

      If David is dealing with that much pain, he needs professional help. Maybe he is but pain doesnt go away by itself.

      • Shanny in Australia says:

        Well I sure hope he’s got some good, kind, wise listening ears to talk to anyway. I don’t think he needs psychological help though. Well from what I can gather without even knowing the guy personally lol. But he bumps up against a lot of hurtful, difficult things and people can’t suck it up forever, they need to release it somewhere somehow to remain healthy. Again…hope he has some listening ears.

  73. kimk says:

    wonder why so much pain.. hope he works it out thing is sometimes you take it out on those who had nothing to do with the issue at all.

  74. Janel aka Nellie says:

    He Showed Me How
    EFY Song by David Archuleta
    Lyrics by David Archuleta and Stephanie Mabey

    Verse 1:
    I used to hurt, I used to hide.
    I could only see the walls that I’d get myself behind.
    And it was hard until I found,
    There’s one who knows the way to bring them down.

    He showed me how to look for more
    To see the truth I couldn’t find before.
    And I learned to believe there’s more that I can be, I can be stronger now
    ‘cause He—-showed me how. {After verse 2 chorus: (yes He did, oh)}. After bridge (yeah, yeah, yeah oh ‘cause He—-showed me how)}.

    2nd verse:
    I took a step into the light, I followed the voice that said that I was strong enough to try.
    And as my heart could hear the sound,
    I knew I could climb above the doubt. (Chorus with ending after verse 2)

    His love opened my eyes, oh-oh-woah-oh, and I know that He’s been there by my side. (Chorus with ending after the bridge).

    Lyric transcription by: Janel Woodbury
    Disclaimer: Words might not be completely correct. No copyright infringement intended.

  75. kimk says:

    glory notes.. guess I just felt it was a pretty low key song. lullaby to himself maybe?

  76. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Don’t read into the song lyrics as anything David is going through. He and Stephanie probably wrote it based on the theme of EFY and direction given to them concerning what the song should be about.

    • Janel aka Nellie says:

      The theme is “Here Am I”.

    • Shanny in Australia says:

      I actually think differently Janel. David always has a personal interpretation behind everything he sings. Even if it’s just a cover for a family history event lol. When he’s writing it himself I think he would have his own personal story behind the lyrics all the more. He’s always so vulnerable with his song choices and lyrics. Much more so than when he speaks even.

  77. Cathy says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this song!!! The recording is so good. IF this is how all the other songs are recorded, we are in for a real treat.

    Maybe the pain he was feeling was he could not really be himself like expressing what he believed in like he said in his talk at UVU for fear of reticule, misinterpretation, and hurtful feelings. OR maybe he is talking about people hurting in the world and don’t know where to turn.

    I just love the sound, the recording and yes, the message of this song.

    • Shanny in Australia says:

      Cathy I can think of several different reasons David would hurt…and then there’s probably more that none of us know about.

      • Janel aka Nellie says:

        Shanny, I don’t think the song has anything to do with David other than he and Stephanie wrote it. He probably wrote it based on the theme of FYI “Here Am I” and was probably given direction on what to write the song about.

        • Janel aka Nellie says:

          No matter what we go through, pain, frustration, depression, sorrow, loss, etc. there is one who we can lean on who has suffered it all for us and we can lean on. Break down the walls, rise above it all and He can show us how. Our Savior.

        • Janel aka Nellie says:

          That doesn’t mean David hasn’t gone through things, we know he has by his own admission. However, I just like to look at it as a beautiful song, sung by the most beautiful voice which has ever graced our planet. 🙂

      • Shanny in Australia says:

        Janel, we were typing at the same time. I left you some thoughts above.
        As for how the song relates to the theme….I could say more on that too but i don’t want it to start seeming like I’m digging my feet in. Lol.
        I know nothing, don’t know the guy personally, never had a heart to heart with him, it’s all my interpretation, and so forth. Lol.

        • Shanny in Australia says:

          And yes it is a beautiful song. I don’t think just because an admission of hurt may be involved, means it isn’t beautiful or need take away from its enjoyment whatsoever. The point of the song is, everybody hurts sometimes and there is a person who is always waiting there to help us if we will turn to Him. 🙂

  78. kimk says:

    I wrote what I did before the song.

    • Shanny in Australia says:

      How does the song change what you might have written Kim?

      • kimk says:

        song doesn’t change anything.. there is something up just don’t know what it is.

        • Shanny in Australia says:

          Lol. Now I’m trying to find the path your thoughts may be taking Kim. Lol. You’re being cryptic just like David. 😆 😉

        • angelbymyside says:

          Kim if something is up as you say, I’m sure you will be the first to figure it out! Let us know what you come up with. lol

  79. Ali says:

    Artists have many different motivations. Many choose not to reveal the exact reasons behind certain lyrics so that the listener can interpret them themselves and relate them to their own lives. All any of us can do is guess.

    I find it to be a lovely song. The lyrics clearly mean something but I’ll be honest and say that I connect with the voice more than the words. This is not unusual though as voice and tone is a huge part of music for me. Some will connect with this song, some will not — as is the case for most any song.

    • Shanny in Australia says:

      Ali I guess it’s just like when he sings in a different language…a person might not relate to the lyrics so much but they can still be moved by the music and the voice. 🙂

  80. VaBeachArchie says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE to come home to! Thank you Martha for the YouTube link for You Showed Me How! Off to listen again…

  81. angelbymyside says:

    I wouldn’t automatically assume that those lyrics are about David. Maybe Stephanie wrote the lyrics about something she was going through. We don’t know anything other than they co-wrote the song. I love the message of the song and David’s vocals are beautiful. The song doesn’t need any glory notes. It’s beautiful as is.

    • Shanny in Australia says:

      No it doesn’t need glory notes. I was just saying, I love David’s glory notes. But a Song like this doesn’t warrant them. They would detract from the song.

  82. kimk says:

    EFY @EFYprogram · 56m 56 minutes ago
    @DavidArchie Written with the fabulous @stephaniemabey.

  83. kimk says:

    ha well ain’t that the truth.. one day.. surprise!! 😀

  84. angelbymyside says:

    David and Stephanie co-write a beautiful song and fans immediately go into psychoanalysis mode over the lyrics. 😆 ROFL 😆

    • Shanny in Australia says:

      Lol. Probably my fault. I was about to write that stuff about hurt in response to what Kim said up thread about David being so quiet, when the song broke. So the song kind of slotted into what I was going to say anyway.
      I guess when there’s only one thing to talk about it gets all the attention. Lol

  85. kimk says:

    umm David singing he is in pain.. lol you bet cha.

  86. kimk says:

    if I was to write music.. it would be about crazy three year olds, getting old and stuff hanging on the ground can’t say I am in pain lol just pooped.

  87. Shanny in Australia says:

    CJ, I hope things come right for you soon. ((Hugs))

  88. nora says:

    Just loved the song and great to hear that beautiful voice. I don’t believe David is in pain, don’t even know if the song is about him, if it is, he states that he is stronger now, and not afraid to show what he believes. JMO don’t see any pain, but that is just me. It is just a song, can’t read anything else into it.

  89. Shanny in Australia says:

    President Obama @POTUS
    Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.

    Pretty funny, cool. I wonder if he’ll keep it up? Our Prime Minister tweets regularly.

    • Shanny in Australia says:

      Funny exchange between Bill Clinton and Obama too.
      I wonder who that friend would be Bill? 😉

    • Candy says:

      does that mean I can really tell him what I think about the state our country is in now?? This should be fun!

      • Shanny in Australia says:

        Well if you want to say something I suggest you say it soon, while it’s still new and fun for him. Probably won’t take long before he’ll stop reading tweets to him. He first posted about 14 hours ago and already has over 1.3 million followers.
        Now all we need is for him to tweet @davidarchie. 😉

      • angelbymyside says:

        Go for it Candy!! 😉

  90. Grammyj says:

    It’s a beautiful, heartfelt ballad from David. I love the words and the message of the song. It’s simply lovely IMHO.

  91. rose says:

    I love the song. I think its supposed to be uplifting. I found it to be very sad. But I still love it. Wonder if he will be doing a lot of religious songs now. Perhaps after his mission, he is more into that than the pop scene he used to embrace. I really think songs like this are perfect for him. I also absolutely love “Broken”. It’s a real favorite. I mentioned this before, I’d like him to sing “I Believe in Angels” (sung by Cristy Lane and also by ABBA. Perhaps the ABBA version is my preference.

    I’d love to hear what you all think of David singing it. It would be a great addition to the other Angel songs he’s sung and is kind of fitting since his fans are Archangels.
    Please reply…..someone???

    • Shanny in Australia says:

      Rose I looked up three different videos of Cristy lane singing that song and they all said ‘unavailable’. I don’t know if that is just for my country or not. Sorry I can’t comment since I don’t know the song.

    • Marylee-NorthCarolinaGirl says:

      Abba is one of my favorite groups. I’ll be sure to look for that song. 🙂

      • Shanny in Australia says:

        An Abba version


        Rose, I think if David put his own stamp on this song he would make it something special for sure! It’s got some fun bouncy parts to the melody that I’m sure he could make sound great and it could show off his beautiful vibrato in parts too. 🙂

  92. Marylee-NorthCarolinaGirl says:

    Stopping by to say how lovely I think “He Showed Me How” is. Been waiting to hear that incredible voice again on one of his own songs that I’m sure he holds close to his heart. There really isn’t another voice that compares, IMO. Goodnight to anyone still awake.

  93. jeani/ut says:

    I love it. It’s peaceful.

  94. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning guys! A TERRIFIC Tuesday to all!

    Couldn’t wait to play He Showed Me How again this morning! Such a BEAUTIFUL song….been humming it already!

    Nana patrol! ENJOY your day guys! Wonder if another SURPRISE is on the way?!

  95. kimk says:

    good morning folks!

    Chill Mormons ‏@ChillMormons 7h7 hours ago
    LDS friends! I’m excited to announce I’m gonna chase after David Archuleta and audition for American Idol… Anyone have song suggestions?

  96. kimk says:

    not sure this song is the only David song out there as I recall there is a song with at least back up singers?

  97. kimk says:

    trying to post things not working.. lol like me! 🙂

    rose ask on twitter!

  98. kimk says:

    Mary~ #Here4DatVoice ‏@Marylee_NCGirl May 1
    @kariontour can we still request song covers from @DavidArchie ? Lately I’ve been thinking about Somewhere Over The Rainbow ~ please.

    Kari Sellards @kariontour · May 1
    @Marylee_NCGirl sure but there are plenty of his own songs we haven’t heard live yet!

  99. kimk says:

    just saying what folks like these days.. over 18 million views in one day for the new Taylor Swift music video.
    ha ok ladies time to get your Angelina Jolie on.. know I’ll be going for it for my David concert.. so watch out peeps bothering the man Kim is in town.

    • Marylee-NorthCarolinaGirl says:

      ha! what role is THAT, Kim…working along side his body guards? rotfl…and please ‘splain the Angelina Jolie reference…got my dummy hat on today! 🙄

  100. kimk says:

    Walk Off The Earth – Rule the World


    asked David the other day to cover this
    or a Twenty One Pilots song
    their new Blurryface CD came out yesterday and it is #1 on itunes.

  101. Jhen says:

    Whoa! He showed me how, what a wonderful song. It gave me chills. Kari following Penshoppe? Hmm… maybe there are offer for endorsement, since why all the sudden she followed Penshoppe, we never know, it might be for David or JT. The last time Penshoppe gave up David for another Hollywood star, I think it’s because they are dealing with Zac that time, that’s why Bench comes into the picture. But honestly, I like David to endorse Bench, because the activity venue of Bench is more intimate than what Penshoppe is doing.

  102. Jhen says:

    Where is the pic of the suppose to be new girlfriend of David? I can’t find it. Anyone have a link?

    • Jessica says:

      Not sure.

      • Jhen says:

        I guess if he is really have gf, somehow there could be some pic or tweet that can be trace. I doubt it, if he really have a girlfriend, he is very choosy lol , maybe he is dating someone from the church.

  103. kimk says:

    Jhen sure hope he goes back to the Philippines!


    • Jhen says:

      That girl in the pic looks like a Pinay, who is she? a song writer? she might be the girlfriend of the man beside her , the man who put his hand in her shoulder.

  104. Candy says:

    Kind of surprised David never mentioned the song…or hasnt since it was released yesterday.

    • Jhen says:

      Maybe the song is not included in the album, that is why he never mentioned it.

    • Ali says:

      The album is not officially out yet so not sure if he would mention it yet or not. They are doing this “sneak preview” thing for each song on the album – which allows you to download them for free – but the full album itself will be for sale before long. They sell on Amazon & iTunes, as well as direct.

    • MUNKM says:

      The song is on the EFY album with many other artists, not on David’s personal album. He probably doesn’t own the copyright and may not even know its out there yet. He’s in the writing and recording zone! Gotta say HURRY UP David! We are going crazy here! ACK!!! just had to get it out! LOL!

  105. Candy says:

    Hoping Sawyer wins the Voice tonight, he is one mega talented young man. The music industry needs talent like him, Sam Smith, Ashley Clark, they can sing their faces off without trash and smut! Gives me hope!

    • kimk says:

      he has a very unique voice, young and lol good hair.. think he will win. hope he does outside of The Voice too hard none have made it yet.
      only thing I would say with him is I would like more feeling when he sings? like Sam Smith, Adele etc but his voice is so good he doesn’t seem to need it. wish him the best.

      he has two songs on itunes right now #2 and #3

      love this one

      The Voice 2015 Finals Performances – Sawyer Fredericks – Old Man

  106. kimk says:

    true song for the EFY program nice wonder if they are paying him and Stephanie sure hope so.

  107. kimk says:

    Munk lol we are all a little crazy to start.. hoping for at least a date I can go to wonder if he is having problems booking venues.

    • MUNKM says:

      I’m sure he will work thru any difficulty he may face! Crossing my fingers I am around when he finally gets out here! 😀

  108. kimk says:

    the girl there in the pic is lovely.. not sure who she is but she looks exactly like the kind of girl David would choose at least way I see it. sweet smile they look good together even if it wasn’t his date or lol the gf of Mimi Knowles. 🙂

  109. S-McM says:

    Good Morning All!

    I wasn’t able to be around for all the excitement about David’s new song last night. I have just been catching up on the comments now.

    Let me just say that David’s new song for the EFY album “He Showed Me How” was so beautiful. The simplicity of his message, the soft, gentle, buttery wholeness of his tone, and the feeling that I was left with…..has warmed my heart and soul. I felt this was a song of strength….not one of sadness. It was a song to help others…. during times of hurt and pain.

    David has talked very openly and honestly about the challenges he had dealt with in his young life. Now he is talking with us about how he has become a stronger person….overcoming the pain….and living his life in truth. No one has walked in David’s shoes, and no one knows of the hardships he has had to overcome…except those he has chosen to share.

    I think each and everyone of us have challenges and pain in their lives. Hurdles are made to be jumped….and David found his help to overcome his hurt….with the greatest professional of them all. He found the answers and light to help him sort out this complicated thing that we called life. He is stronger now. Expressing his experiences…. through his music…. can be a lifeline to others.

    I was experiencing a very hard transition in my life at the time that I discovered David. Without knowing me…or about my challenges…he has helped me in a multitude of ways. I didn’t need professional help. I just needed a “light”! David provided that. I think this song is wonderful for everyone….but will be such a positive message for the youth. David is a leader…without even trying. Whatever message of hope he can pass on to others…is a gift. 🙂

    David is stronger and more confident with knowing how to deal with obstacles that may come up in the future. He is being counseled by the best. 🙂

    • MUNKM says:

      Well said! 😀

    • Janel aka Nellie says:

      I agree with and love every word you said!! He’s helped me through so much. Including this new song getting me through some current struggles and BSMS. Things from David seem to come at the right time when we’re in need of them and him. He is still young and has touched the lives of so many in his 24+ short years. God bless him!

      • S-McM says:

        “He is still young and has touched the lives of so many in his 24+ short years. God bless him!”

        I so agree !!!! He is a gift that keeps on giving….if you are willing to listen!


    • nora says:

      I totally agree with everything you said, what I was trying to say earlier, when some thought the song was sad, I found it very up-lifting and glad that he found a way to deal with things going on in his life,and maybe help others going through difficult times. Just beautiful, and his voice is just beautiful

  110. Bridget says:

    LOL “the gift that keeps on giving!” Totally agree. Luv his new song. Simple. Gorgeous.

  111. kimk says:

    Maddie™ ‏@madaboutferi 10m10 minutes ago
    One time at a Demi Lovato concert @themainyitch made me split David Archuleta’s sweat towel with her. #factsaboutdani #stillhavemyhalf

    lol ok then

  112. kimk says:

    Idaho Falls Arts ‏@ifac_idahofalls 3h3 hours ago
    There’s still a few days left to get your membership before member tickets go on sale for David Archuleta! Call… http://fb.me/8vwkfNxCn

  113. kimk says:

    Zoo9guy ‏@Zoo9guy 3h3 hours ago
    So proud of my daughter and her songwriting. Beautiful job David Archuleta on the vocals! #TheVoice

  114. kimk says:

    new song reminds me of Broken some.. his singing style very nice I like it. hoping we get this live one day!

  115. IMO says:

    Hello folks I hope david will have album out and not mentioned music lately either, I am getting worry , I wonder if he more focus on his new relationship not music at this time if this is true??? I hope sawyer fredericks he win tonight too!! If he lose, America wouldn’t be happy???

  116. IMO says:

    I remember when david lost to America idol, I was mad, I was like heck no!! He was the best singer there!!! I hope it doesn’t do to sawyer.

  117. jeani/ut says:

    Off to listen again.

  118. Anne-Marie says:

    I listened again a few times today on my lunch break. 🙂

  119. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Kalei @KaleiLuvsHawaii 7h7 hours ago
    @Zoo9guy amazing! So much talent!

    @KaleiLuvsHawaii I love when she’s at the piano working on a new song and I get to see and hear the song develop. ‪#‎PureMagic‬

  120. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Patty-Ann @pabuckie 4h4 hours ago
    @Zoo9guy Is that Stephanie harmonizing with David in the middle of the song? It’s so pretty.
    @pabuckie honestly Patty, I’ve been traveling the last month and hadn’t even heard her working on this one, I’ll ask her next time we talk.

  121. Janel aka Nellie says:

    EFY @EFYprogram 8h8 hours ago
    @Zoo9guy It is fantastic. They create amazing songs together!
    @EFYprogram And David…..what can you say about such a wonderful person and vocalist…‪#‎Bravo‬ ‪#‎StandingOvation‬

  122. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Janel Woodbury
    @Zoo9guy It is simply gorgeous! Thank you to both @stephaniemabey and @DavidArchie. Breathtaking!
    @Zoo9guy Zoo9guy retweeted Janel Woodbury
    They make a good team… smile emoticon

    • Janel aka Nellie says:

      Janel Woodbury @Nellie1983 · 2m 2 minutes ago
      @Zoo9guy @EFYprogram @DavidArchie Thank you zoo guy for all the nice things you say about David. He really is a class act and a sweetheart!

      • Janel aka Nellie says:

        Zoo9guy ‏@Zoo9guy 2m2 minutes ago
        Zoo9guy retweeted Janel Woodbury
        The best….and a great young man sharing his love through music. #TheVoice

    • Janel aka Nellie says:

      LOL 🙂

      • Janel aka Nellie says:

        oops, my LOL 🙂 was because at the end of one of my posts it spelled out “smile emoticon” instead of showing it.

  123. Shanny in Australia says:

    The very first time I listened to the song…and with subsequent listens, I just keep thinking how this will be such a good song for the youth, like it is intended for. I work with the youth at church and of course have my own teenagers, and then we all remember our our teen years…..the teen years are hard years, filled with so much self doubt and many insecurities.

    I can see my daughters listening to this song and being reminded in a deep and abiding way that they are of great worth and draw strength to go forth in the world and hold their heads up high and face their fears and work hard at doing much good.
    It’s the type of song that when times are tough, it gives you strength to press forward with hope and faith.

    I’m so grateful David is who he is, that he desires to be a force for good in the world, to lift and encourage others. That’s why he is a light in a crazy world. And of course his talent. I don’t know how he manages to bring a stillness and a quietness whilst making a noise (singing) but he does. Somehow each word and phrase is sung with a softness and gentleness, with nurturing and care.

    I remember back in the day when David began working on his ‘sound’ after his split with Jive, he said he wanted to make music that was ‘vocally driven’. And these original songs since then, namely Broken and this new one, definitely are vocally driven and I love that, it excites me about this album he is working on. Shine on David! Shine on with continuing to be your special self and shine on with that stellar voice of yours! <3

  124. Shanny in Australia says:

    Janel, I love Glorious and now this song. I’m excited to hear what else Stephanie and David may have come up with! 🙂

  125. kimk says:

    can I vote for a love song.. or lol something fun like her Zombie Song? 🙂

    • Shanny in Australia says:

      I would think they’ve being working on pop songs Kim. These two songs have both being for something other than david’s personal album. Which you know of course. 🙂

      I really liked that leaked song snippet a while back that got taken down again. That had love themes.

  126. Candy says:

    Ive come to the conclusion I am completely “Disenchanted.” Everyone is raving about the song and I’m here being like Meh.

    • angelbymyside says:

      You don’t like it Candy? What is it that has you meh?

      • Candy says:

        Hi ABMS- Not sure it is the song, just feeling like we have been waiting forever…maybe it is more that then the actual song.

        • angelbymyside says:

          We just have to hold in there a little longer til he finishes his album! 🙂

        • Mags says:

          You focus waaaay to much on how long we’ve been waiting, why not be happy we have a new album and concerts on the horizon? Plus we’ve had things happen with David this past year that were pretty cool:)

        • idamae says:

          Candy, I was just on Facebook and found out that my godchild’s kitten was killed by a hit and run. The # of her friends that expressed their sorrow was heartwarming then I come here and I read the sweet exchange you had with ABMS. Wow did I get taken to church! There was a connection…NO MAN IS AN ISLAND. We’re all interconnected in joy and sorrow and then I thought of David’s song. It’s all in the lyrics and the beautiful melody. It’s about love , hope and a dream. <3 <3 <3

  127. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Wow…..I love David’s new EFY song….his voice is so velvtey smooth and the song is so peaceful….like a lullaby……This was written for the LDS youth…..David did say he was writing pop songs…..so from everything I’ve heard from David and Kari…his album will probably be more pop with message songs thrown in……I bet there will be some love songs if David is truly in a relationship now……The girl in the pic with Mimi does look Asian……does she also have braces on????? They look so cute together……Miss Vicki

  128. Candy says:

    Hey mags, you are right, I will just put on my happy face and dance among the unicorns and rainbows! 🙂

  129. kimk says:

    lol take me!!

    Sawyer won The Voice!

  130. kimk says:

    right now today David is a lds artist.. maybe that will change who knows.

    Shanny huh what snippets.. there were love songs??

  131. kimk says:

    was one snippet think Beautiful? wasn’t really a love song though least as I recall

  132. Janel aka Nellie says:

    I have a blecky icky cold so David’s song has been making me feel at least a little better. LOL.
    I happen to love unicorns and rainbows. 😉

  133. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning guys! HAPPY Hump Day!

  134. kimk says:

    good morning folks!

    Taylar ‏@Taylarrr_20 12m12 minutes ago
    Crush by David Archuleta will always be relevant

    jenna-tal warts ‏@JaggedKnifeJen 5h5 hours ago
    David Archuleta song played at work today and it brought back war flashbacks. #AmericanIdol2008 #HeShouldHaveWon #StillPissed

    caffeine queen ‏@bricevil 5h5 hours ago
    does anyone remember who the hell David Archuleta is

    maya partha ‏@maya4prez 5h5 hours ago
    @bricevil don’t talk about my husband that way
    1 retweet 3 favorites
    Reply Retweet1 Favorite3

    clarice ‏@uhclarice 5h5 hours ago
    @bricevil I do

    Audrey Gowans ‏@AudreyGowans 6h6 hours ago Bountiful, UT
    Rumer Willis won Dancing With the Stars tonight instead of Riker Lynch. This is like David Archuleta losing American Idol all over again.
    0 retweets 2 favorites

    $h@n!@ Hor@n ‏@shaniastarzz02 9h9 hours ago
    just listened to david archuleta ‘crush’ and did not know the song was so amazing its like I never heard it before.
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  135. kimk says:

    Batya ‏@Batya11394 Oct 9
    #NoMoreJesusMusic #GiveMePop

    Stephanie Mabey @stephaniemabey · Oct 9
    @Batya11394 oh, don’t you worry. 🙂

  136. kimk says:

    I like Stephanie love her Zombie Song so much fun lol like her hair!

    Stephanie Mabey @stephaniemabey · Apr 30 https://instagram.com/p/2H5lNlgQVA/

  137. kimk says:

    oops posts dropping

    anyway my thoughts think we will get at least Nashville

  138. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Morning VaBeachArchie and everyone else here at FOD…..Just keep listening to David’s new song….hey kimk…..responding to your comment from late last night……David is not ONLY an LDS artist….remember he sang Justin Timberlake and jumped to Van Halen at RootsTech…..more POP is coming….keep the faith……..Have a great day at FOD everyone….Off to work……Miss Vicki

    • kimk says:

      Miss Vicki omgosh I forgot about that yes he did lol there is hope!

      David Archuleta ~Justin Timberlake Cover~ Mirrors~ Salt Palace~


      24K views.. thank again Miss Shelley do think Nancy and her are going and we will get vids this fall!! 🙂

  139. kimk says:

    now THAT is a love song!!

  140. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hey Miss Vicki! COUNTING on the man getting out on the road again to promote his NEW pop music! FANS NEED CONCERTS…that’s where the money is and keeps fans interested! NOTHING BEATS seeing David LIVE!

  141. Mags says:

    You know Candy, I was only trying to say to look on the bright side of things, you didn’t have to be mean about it. Sorry I commented anything, bye guys:(

    • Grammyj says:

      How was Candy’s post mean? She even had a smiley face on it. Obviously music is subjective and not everyone is going to like David’s new song. I like it because of the lyrics and David’s soothing voice. But David could sing the phone book like Randy Jackson use to say, and I would probably like it lol.

      • CJ says:

        Maybe it sounded a bit sarcastic to her? Really hard sometimes to tell what a persons intent is. Not saying Candy meant it that way. Mags seems a sweet person, sensitive. 🙂

    • CJ says:

      I appreciate your posts. Please continue to post here. Lots of us appreciate positivity.

  142. angelbymyside says:

    I find the tweet that Kim posted from Batya in which she used with the hashtag #NoMoreJesusMusic very interesting. I understand that not everyone is religious but sometimes it seems that anything that even mentions God freaks people out. It’s almost as if some people have no tolerance for anything religious. I wonder why that is?

  143. kimk says:

    mags have you tried soul david.. lovely place.

    Batya is Jewish and intolerant. ha she blocks me. 🙂

  144. Seven7Swans says:

    Here’s my opinion on the new songs that have trickled out.

    1. “Cherry Lynn or Cherry Lane” (Not David’s song but an embarrassing collaboration IMO.)

    2. “Son of Man” (The Redeemer album is super! Great collaboration. It’s too bad IMO that David did not write a song and sing from the perspective of a biblical figure. He could have written from the perspective of Simon of Cyrene, for example, and his song would have flowed better with the other offerings.)

    3. “Parte De Mi” (Like this the best of the new songs we’ve heard. Great chorus!)

    4. “He Showed Me How” (Don’t mind the spiritual theme but this song doesn’t speak to me, unfortunately. I’m worried that David did so much writing with Stephanie Mabey, including pop songs. She makes him studiously boring IMO.)

    He seems to be doing a lot of writing with females and all of his best songs have been written or co-written with males.

    • kimk says:

      you think him writing with men will give him a bit of spunk?

      Stephanie’s Zombie Song is pretty cool and spunky.

    • angelbymyside says:

      How do you know he has been writing with a lot of females?

    • Grammyj says:

      Well that’s your opinion. I LOVE the song he sang with Brooke. Also some of my favorite songs he has written with women. Stephanie has written some great songs that are far from boring IMHO.

  145. kimk says:

    I like David’s song it was well done, nicely written and produced. not my type of music but that is ok too.
    guess if it does come down to him just doing religious type music I probably won’t go see him live but would most likely still be here taking it day by day hard for me to go to any concert just know I like hearing him sing and bet anything there will a ton of videos and such.
    ha then again it doesn’t really matter what I do sure his peeps will support him well he certainly doesn’t need me and that is ok too.

  146. kimk says:

    someone on twitter said the song was like a lullaby for the soul and I agree.

  147. angelbymyside says:

    “studiously boring”?? And you can tell this from one song?? ha

    • Seven7Swans says:

      I see patterns. Always have.

      I seem to remember another female songwriter who had ambition running through her veins like jet fuel. She also tried to make it in the Christian market for years. She had a successful partnership as a duo that lasted one album because of “unreconciled ambition.” She dropped David like a hot potato as soon as she was successful. Wouldn’t even answer his tweets or congratulate him on Motab. Her songwriting didn’t suit him at all IMO. Now she’s presenting herself as the goddess of love. Let’s not name her, shall we?

      • angelbymyside says:

        ROFL you “see patterns”!! We all know who you are talking about. You know NOTHING about their personal relationship and for you to say she dropped him like a “hot potato” is absurd. How do you know they are not in touch with one another? What, because you don’t see tweets? OH PLEASE!!! Just your speculations once again. 🙁

        • Seven7Swans says:

          Keep ROFL about everything. That’s been working well, hasn’t it?

          When did I ever state that I knew anything about a personal relationship? Tweeting someone congratulations or responding to congratulations on twitter is a public relationship.

        • angelbymyside says:

          Seven7Swans ~ Do you know for a FACT that she doesn’t keep in touch with David? Do you know for a FACT that she doesn’t have a personal relationship with him? Of course you don’t! Do you have any more speculations you want to grace us with? Can’t wait to hear more of your “IMO”…they are fascinating!! 😆

  148. CJ says:

    Shanny- If you see this, I want to thank you for your kind words of encouragement yesterday. 🙂

  149. kimk says:

    Trent Tabbs off the top of my head.. wrote Ingrid Michaelson’s Girl Chase Boys think David and Trent had a twitter convo David said basically hush not yet? lol

  150. kimk says:

    oh we talking Joy? lol guess you don’t like her new stuff if not mistaken she was working with JT on that could be wrong.
    going to assume they might not work together as they seem to be going in different directions.

    cj lol exactly went over there today was talking about here saying she was not going to comment again.
    woah is me go for it be spunky speak up where ever you like.

  151. kimk says:

    think about it Fanscene went poof, Snarky Archies went poof (ha talk about David being the new Jesus 2.0 and kaboom) and from what I can tell Soul David is struggling so is here in a way that is except for the amazing mods here who keep things going. not like you see any support from Asia except from Jhen and a few other sweet Archies can’t even get anything to trend anymore. was there last time only a few diehard go-getters no chance in heck to get it too. folks are checking out.

    • Seven7Swans says:

      RIP Biddie Brigade

      • kimk says:

        ha well that could very well be David deserves to have fans his own age hope the music he puts out will get him that.
        you think that song will do it?
        I don’t.

    • Ali says:

      I don’t dispute any of the things you listed here but I think you also have to see that it’s the changing over time of any fandom. The craziness at the beginning or when the artists first gets popular. The overwhelming number of things to request, vote on, tweet about, talk about, etc etc etc. After a while, that’s all been done, been discussed, been tweeted, been trended, been argued about 100000 times and people are over it. That’s when you find out if someone will have a sustainable career — is if they can keep going after the initial hysteria is gone. And a career isn’t built on fansites or twitter trends.

      I am encouraged by the fact that his few concerts have sold so well and there really has been very little advertising for them. Album sales will not be as large. Very few artists make money off of album sales anymore. They make money from shows and extras. To bring back a phrase that we all know (and hate lol): we shall see how it all works out in the end.

      • Seven7Swans says:

        Yes, the post-AI frenzy has been over for many moons.

        Yes, the endless silliness on fan sites is unnecessary.

        However, you can’t argue that announcing a few concerts in Utah and Idaho over a 2-month span of time is encouraging. My two cents is that David will quietly release an album and then go to the Philippines to wear another bunny suit.

        • angelbymyside says:

          S7S ~ You keep getting funnier and funnier! I didn’t know you were such a comedian.

        • Ali says:

          Actually I think that any sold out concert is encouraging, whether it’s in Utah or on the moon. I said I was encouraged by the fact his concerts have sold so well and with very little advertisement, not that I was encouraged he had concerts at all, to quote myself 😉

          Although if we want to be real, I AM encouraged that there are concerts even though people are angsting over their location. It’s certainly an improvement over none. Do I hope there are more and in other locations? Absolutely.

  152. Candy says:

    Not the best of days…My B-I-L who was put on life support on Sunday, passed away Monday, a friend of 50 years passed away yesterday, have a sick kitty…so could be why I am feeling Meh. Im not saying that to look for sympathy, I don’t want any…just before you jump on someone maybe take a step back before you tell them to suck it up and have a great day! I tried to respond in an upbeat way and that was taken as “being mean.” One just cant win around here.
    Maybe it was my mistake to come when I was feeling down, I come here to enjoy, to get away from lifes bumps in the road and be uplifted by conversations with friends. Also could be why I found the song depressing and meh.

  153. kimk says:

    now don’t get me wrong I think young lds ladies will gather around David that is until he marries.
    for instance Benton Paul him opening for David saw a ton of young ones wait in long lines for him between sets. that is until they found out he was married and 27.. hear anything musically from him now?
    nope nada nuttin honey but crickets.
    guess his peeps didn’t support him either not just the mainstreamers.

    thing is just like the young lds girls dumping David for the Biebs same will happen once he is not the flavor of the month returned RM.

    David said he is trying to do things right take his time do the music he wants to put out.. ok then if it is good and it is what folks want to hear and buy it will sell.
    also if it is cool music say like Twenty One Pilots it will sell and he will attract young fans.
    nothing that I have seen so far says that to me but then again I have no idea what David is up to.

  154. kimk says:

    unless David does or puts out cool music don’t see him attracting young fans whether or not his old ones move on.. not only are the biddie ole fans moving on so are the young ones.

  155. kimk says:

    new thread

  156. Ali says:

    This is somewhat a repeat of what I already said but it bears repeating: twitter and fansites do not make a career. Just saying most fans have moved on doesn’t make it true. The simple fact is that we don’t know yet what fan response will be since he hasn’t put out an album or really done shows. We see what people are saying in the insular world of ODD fans but that’s such a small number and it tends to skew perception. Ticket sales on the concerts have been great. Will that continue? I don’t know. I hope so.

    • kimk says:

      aren’t those areas heavy lds? say something comes up NYC NJ CA see how the sales go that might give a better look see into all that.

      Snarky Archies was youngens. funny ones at that.

      • Ali says:

        They are. That’s why I say that I don’t know what the future holds since we’ve not seen it beyond. All was can show is what HAS happened and that is the ticket sales there.

        I am not trying to argue. Just trying to bring perspective outside of the online fandom. The reality is that none of us know how the new album and any shows outside of his known area will be received but I’m not going to say that they will be unsuccessful until I see it.

  157. angelbymyside says:

    Candy ~ My condolences on the loss of your BIL and friend. (((HUGS)))

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