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People ran an article on David Archuleta and Up All Night and included a link to Soundcloud and the SONG!!!!!! Really!!!!!!! Insane, right. Now listen to it but promise me you are also going to buy it. Right?
What do you think? It was a great surprise! Lots of pop! False is fantastic. Lows are so low. That Chorus!!! All these feelings inside, keeping me up all night. Going on the workout playlist for sure.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS??? Add them to comments!
MORE TO COME!!!
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Article from People
Today this article from People Mag was posted, but it did not have a link to the soundcloud initially. Then later this afternoon, IT DID!!!
David Archuleta has new music out!
The American Idol alum, 26, premiered his latest song, “Up All Night,” on Tuesday, one month ahead of the release of his new EP, Orion.
“‘Up All Night’ came from when I was having a really rough month trying to see how I could make a statement and prove myself and was getting nowhere,” Archuleta shares with PEOPLE.
The singer retreated into nature for some songwriting inspiration.
“A family living in rural Tennessee invited me over to go fishing at their pond. None of the kids even had smartphones at the time. They took me in and when I got home I realized I felt whole again,” Archuleta reveals. “I was so confused with what happened that I couldn’t sleep. I had to get out what I was feeling so I went to the keyboard and recorded the verse and chorus with some lyrics that night.”
Archuleta’s retrospective lyrics represent the mix of self-reflection and pop melodies that fans can look forward to hearing on his new EP.
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EPIC Facebook Chat!
— David Archuleta Fans (@DavidUniverse) April 19, 2017
EPIC facebook chat from a slightly tentative David that was wonderfully insightful and utterly charming!
Listen and enjoy!!! Some of the highlights below
That FB link cuts his face off. What’s with that lol? Shanelle has done a fabulous job in capturing it here. Send her some love!
He was happy to be off social media for a bit. He gets too caught up in what people think about him. It took a week for him to get used to it. He sounded really excited for the new song!
Sweetest guy in the universe
Katie Moore did the album cover. You can tell they are fast friends and really respect each other. David likes that she is opinionated. And she makes David laugh. She gives opinions on the music as well. And she helped on The Other Side of Down providing opinions on the music too.
Just one more reason to LOVE Katie, and her cat Gary <3
The Orion EP will include Numb possibly and either Say Me or I’m Ready as he’s also performed both of them live (Tuacahn.) He also said he’ll be performing songs from the other upcoming EPs as well on tour. One song is called Invincible. Up All Night is a personal experience of things he thought about when he couldn’t sleep.
He’s on a strict diet to combat some type of “bacteria.” No sugar, nothing highly acidic like vinegar (which he loves, but he can put lemon on his salad) no chocolate, chips, salsa, dairy, pizza, fried foods. He’s eating nuts and spinach and almond butter and rice cakes without sugar.
He said he will be going to “up to” Canada later this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Can you hear me repeating that from up here????).
He prefers mountains to oceans because he likes to hike. He’ll be starting his tour on the west coast (in the Rockies). Will use the polls to determine where else to tour. We’ll hear about that soon. SO GO VOTE!!!!!
He bought an out of tune piano for $200.
He had a fake green plant on his piano because he likes green. He had a gift from China from a couple he met through his airplane seat-mate. A woman from China insisted David go visit her brother and sister in law when he was there, and he did and they had dinner together. Incredible! Walk by Faith, not by Sight card/plaque on the piano.
We can groove to Up all Night! Get your dancin’ shoes on!
I’ll keep adding!
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Groovin to Up All Night
We created a Youtube vid of the IG story! We cropped out some of the ceiling so we could focus on the dancing!
My new favourite workout song! And obviously David’s too! Hair whip and groovin, as it should be! A few screencaps for you!!!
Thursday Night is Almost Here!
We loaded a countdown clock just because! Up All Night from David Archuleta arrives at midnight April 21, if past practice is maintained? Sometimes earlier! Are you looking forward to the new song arriving Friday? Rhetorical question!
Up All Night Pre-sale?
Amazon has Up All Night as a presale, but iTunes has yet to follow suit! Darn it! We’ll tweet if we see it on iTunes ~ I try to buy there because what counts toward sales / ranking always confuses me and I find it’s safe to stay with what I know, and that’s iTunes. Hopefully, soon!
Come Trend with Us!
Gwen sent a fantastic graphic put together by David from Texas! Join us Friday night for those in the Americas and Saturday for Asia and Europe to trend #UpAllNight on Twitter. Here are the times when trending will start!
A busy Friday!!!
A record drops! A performance occurs! Friday will be busy for David with the Alaska TOFW. From our calendar:
From the TOFW site:
In Tuacahn, David dropped Numb the day he performed in front of several thousand people! Looks like this is becoming a tradition!
Timeless songs connect to millions of people and continue to do so over time. When you play a great song for someone, they are able to connect to it emotionally. That connection is what causes someone to love your song. If your song about your broken heart connects me to a time when I had a broken heart, I’m connected and interested.
A great song causes a reaction
The listener is compelled to do SOMETHING when they hear a great song. It might cause them to dance, laugh, cry, sing along, etc – but they will do something in response to a great song. It’s almost impossible to avoid reacting when you hear a well written, great song.
A great song is memorable
There are things about the song musically and/or lyrically that stick in the listener’s minds. That’s why they are called “hooks”. If you hear the song “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees, you will be singing it the rest of the day. That’s a very hooky song in every way. They have started teaching people to give CPR while singing that song because it puts the chest compressions the right space apart and because almost everyone can remember that song.
The song is crafted well
The writer put in time getting the craft right. Usually, the rhyme scheme is solid with close or perfect rhymes. The structure helps the listener follow along. Lines that rhyme are just as good as the line they rhymed with. The song is easy to follow and communicates clearly. Great songs are usually products of great craftsmanship.
A great song stands the test of time
A great song will usually be relatable and relevant 25 years or 50 years after if was written. There may be exceptions, but a great song sticks around.
Maybe a little simplistic but often when I listen to new music, I think about at least one of these factors outlined above.
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As Found aRound
Remember that girl that was crying for @DavidArchie to win on American Idol? I still think about her from time to time
— Kiana Achoy (@klutchbased) April 18, 2017
— mariam (@egypttian) April 17, 2017
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That’s it for me! We’ll tweet if Up All Night comes out on iTunes. We recommend you buy there, it counts towards record sales. The jury is out re: Amazon.