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#UPALLNIGHT

IS HERE!!!!

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Surprise!!!!  It’s HERE!!!!

On Wednesday April 19People 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!

How many of you were totally shocked by the song? That snippet did not do the total song justice at all. It was a gentle tease to a fantastic chorus.  The verses are great to tie them together, but the chorus is so melodic and soon to be unforgetable. And the production!! WOW! So this is one of the reasons why it takes awhile to release these songs. Good production takes time. Lots and lots of layers. I hear a bit of Good Place-like layers too. Make sure to listen with good earphones or a good sound system. I’m totally surprised and thrilled! Now, we have to spread the word!

Here’s what you said on Twitter!!!!

https://twitter.com/isabeaumiller/status/854829982253805568

And from all of you ….

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And from our comments …

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Isabeau’s Blog

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Do you follow Isabeau Miller on Twitter or Instagram?  Well, you should!  Go over right now and do that!

Check out her blog here and read what she wrote about David.  And their writing.  It’s so good.  She is an insightful, empathetic individual.  Comment if you can!

And then there’s David Archuleta. I remember the first time we met, he’d come from church, and a wonderful friend of ours, who we’d written with a few times said she’d met him at church and had invited him to write with us. “Sure,” I thought, knowing how Nashville is, and that David would almost definitely be a no-show. But he showed. And we wrote. At first, it was awkward and clunky- like any first date might be (writing date that is)- and before we knew it, we had a verse and chorus. And I looked in his eyes. “You hate this, don’t you?” I said to the near stranger, who was quiet, even when he sang, even though he was a pop star around the world. He looked at me wide eyed, not wanting to say he did, but I knew he did. “We’re throwing it out.” I said. And we did. We started a new song. We finished the new song. And it was good. At the end of the day, he asked me how I knew, and I said, “I just watched you. I just tried to see what you were feeling.” I think that was the day that cemented our friendship, and songs just followed, because, when your friends with a lot on your hearts, and you create, it feels like it’s a disservice to your calling to not allow the songs in. But every time we wrote with David, I wondered if he felt what I hoped he’d felt: Heard. I never felt like it was my job to write with David, because, remember- I’m not “enough” or anything- certainly not a writer- to qualify as one. I felt it was my job to facilitate his ability to write. One of the songs we wrote is being released- tomorrow- as a single from his EP, and people are hearing it. I’ve watched on Twitter as people quote lines that fell out of my mouth, or David’s heart, or Shaun’s playing, and I think “Oh my God…this is the power of art.” But I’m not writer enough for this… I’m not writer enough to get a publishing deal in Nashville, and if I’m not writer enough for that, I’m not writer enough for this…

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 Releases New Single ‘Up All Night’: It ‘Came From a Really Rough Month,’ He Says

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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.

And from Deseret ….

David Archuleta’s new single, ‘Up All Night,’ follows a period of self-reflection

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David Archuleta released a new single Tuesday, the first song released from “Orion,” the singer’s new album which will be released May 19. The single, “Up All Night,” emphasizes his quest to be present in the moment and disconnect from things that don’t matter.

Archuleta previously shared that he was taking a break from social media in an effort to live in the moment instead of thinking about likes. He posted on Instagram, saying, “Sometimes I get caught up to see if I am having enough interesting moments and witty remarks that will catch enough attention from people. I start rating my self-worth and how good my life is based on if someone chooses to look at my picture and like it or not.”

After disconnecting from social media and taking a break, Archuleta started finding motivation to write again.

“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 told People magazine. “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.”

giphy salsaThe single, with a style somewhere between dubstep and a salsa, echoes the self-reflection Archuleta experienced with lyrics that say, “All these feelings inside, keeping me up all night, pictures that cross my mind, they’re keeping me up all night.”

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As Found aRound

Omar summarized it best!

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Chelsy’s Fan Journey

chelsey joanie ml palDo we have a crush on Chelsy here at FOD?  Well, yes we do.  Chelsy, Becky and Jenny became fast friends with Chelsy at the start of the Idol tour, and Joanie and I were so happy to meet her personally in Indiana last year.

She wrote a spectacular blog on her journey as a David Archuleta fan.  Must! Read!

My Fan Experience: David Archuleta

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On this blog, I want to share my passion for books, movies, shows, and various other forms of entertainment. I want to be open with my very ‘fangirl’ self, and share my experiences with people and things that have inspired me. I love hearing people talk about things they are passionate about, explain how an individual, a group, or a creation has inspired them. So I will be sharing my own personal experiences, telling silly stories of celebrity encounters, getting emotional over movies and shows and characters, and just being an all-around, slightly obsessed fangirl. Enjoy the ramblings.

In this particular post, I will be sharing my experience as a fan of a young singer who was introduced through a weird and wonderful singing competition show and became one of my biggest inspirations: the one and only David Archuleta. (He’s not the only one. There’s, like, a boxer named David Archuleta. But you get the idea.)

I was 15 years old and I had watched the last two seasons of American Idol and even attended the American Idols Live Tour in 2006 and 2007. Season 7 was premiering, auditions continuing one night in January 2008, and I very clearly remember texting with a close friend while I was watching the show. We were wondering where ‘the cute guy’ was—because there was always at least one for everyone, let’s be real. And then popped up on my screen a 16-year-old with baggy clothes and spiky black hair. It was my very first introduction to David Archuleta.

I’ll be completely honest here: I may have judged the book by its cover. He reminded me of a ‘skater guy’, the baggy clothes and spiky hair just not quite shouting sweet little singer. He was shy and quiet, and I wondered if he would be just another one of the teens with a dream he was not quite ready to dive into. But fortunately, I was very, very wrong. (My bad, David. Too quick to judge.) When David started singing, I was immediately impressed. He was controlled and passionate and had a calm sound that was completely entrancing. I remember very clearly still being on the lookout with my friend for that one guy that would become the highlight of the season for me. Right after I heard David sing, I texted her: Found him.

It was Hollywood Week that really got me attached to David’s voice, though. He sang “Heaven” by Bryan Adams, and I was in awe. That voice—I still can’t even really explain what had me immediately attached to that sound and this boy, but I was. Even one of the back-up singers got emotional during the performance—I was right there with her.

Throughout the show, I was continuously in awe of David’s singing voice, his ability to control it, and the songs he chose to present it to us. But moreover, I was in awe of David himself, as a person. We slowly learned all of these different things about him, his faith, his family, his background. He was quiet and awkward and, let’s face it, a little dorky. But it was so darn endearing, because you just knew that it was all real. It never felt like David was trying to be something that appealed to more people, or that he was working toward being the most famous or the most talked about. He was just singing for the pure love of it. He was passionate, and it was beautiful and inspiring. The voice got me first, but the person behind the voice came up to the surface, throughout and long after American Idol.

During the summer of 2008, I made plans to go to the American Idols Live Tour for a third year in a row. But I was so much more excited this time around. David had quickly become my favorite singer before even releasing an album, and I could not wait to see him live and in person. We went to the Indianapolis show in July, where my friend and I had the pleasure of meeting two incredible ladies who actually contributed to one of my favorite David fan sites (shout out to Fans of David!). I was surrounded by them and all of these other amazing, passionate fans when I first saw David Archuleta in person. It was a signing before the show, out behind the arena, a miniscule, unimportant event to some people, but an incredible moment to me. A simple autograph and a high five can mean everything to someone who so deeply looks up to an artist as I did—and still do. And of course that night, I heard the voice live for the very first time. If it was possible to fall more in love, I did in that moment when I was surrounded in a huge fieldhouse not just by thousands of people, but by the sound of a voice and the feeling of the love for music itself.

I won’t go into complete detail about every time I’ve seen David live—because it’s 11 times, so you’re aware—so allow me to share some highlights.

In August 2008, I was blessed with the opportunity to go backstage at a second American Idols Live show and meet all of the top ten contestants from season seven—including David, of course. I probably looked like a lovesick puppy, and I talked like a ridiculously peppy cheerleader, but I was in such a fangirl blur that it did not even matter. Plus, the winner of the season, David Cook, decided that he wanted to see the airing of Michael Phelps’ race at the Beijing Summer Olympics, so he got David to literally stand on his back to reach up and turn up the volume on the television in the room. We then all stood together and watched Michael’s win. It was hilarious, amazing, and something that never fails to come to my mind whenever the Olympics are brought up.

In October 2008, I heard David sing the National Anthem at a high school football game in Ohio. It was pretty much as weird as it sounds.

In March 2009, I took my first trip to Chicago to see him on his first solo tour. And waited seven and a half hours in the cold and rain of Chicago outside the House of Blues. What can I say, I’m committed (and maybe a little crazy, I’ll admit it!).

In July 2009, I saw David as the opening act for another one of my absolute favorite singers, Demi Lovato. With three of my closest friends there with me, this was undoubtedly one of the most fun concerts I have ever been to. (It was also the beginning of my best friend and I’s ‘post-concert McDonald’s’ tradition. It tastes even better after a concert, and even better than that after a David concert. Trust me, it is science.)

In August 2009, at the Hard Rock Café in Louisville, Kentucky, I attended what I believe was David’s first fully acoustic show. I can’t describe what this concert was like. Circumstance had my friend and I standing literally on the side of the stage, just feet away from David performing. There were absolutely no cameras allowed, no videos or photos whatsoever, and while this is always disappointing at first, it was the most incredible thing to experience. Everyone was completely focused on David and the music, no distractions. I was overcome by the music, and by the connection I felt with David and with every single person in that room. This show exists not in pictures and videos, but in the hearts and minds of a select few fans who were lucky enough to be there.

In August 2010, I saw David perform at an outdoor show in Louisville. I also had the chance to meet him once again. On a street corner. While he was eating lunch. And my friend and I stood in horribly awkward silence while we waited for him to finish eating, when we very easily could have talked to his guitarist who was standing right there. Yeah. It’s one of my more embarrassing David stories. My apologies, David.

In September 2010, I went to an annual horse race (yes, a horse race) and festival where David was the featured concert performer. Almost, but not quite as weird as the high school football game.

And on my 18th birthday in November 2010, I traveled to Fort Wayne to see David perform and attend a signing afterward. My personal favorite part of this evening was when David wished me a brief but still sincere Happy Birthday.

From here, plenty of wonderful things happened in the world of us David fans. But in 2011, during David’s second Christmas tour, something happened that changed everything in our little fan world. David is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and in December 2011, he announced to us fans that he had chosen to serve as a full-time missionary for two years beginning in 2012 in Chile.

Admittedly, it was heartbreaking. There were so many questions. Would we get to hear new music anymore? Would we be able to hear from him at all? What if something happened to him in this foreign country and we didn’t even know about it? What did this mean for us, the fans, a family of our own who did respect his privacy but also looked to him as our connection, and made this departure feel like saying goodbye to a friend for an extended period of time?

But it all came into perspective because, as a fan family, we had each other. We communicated and stayed in touch, and we realized that this was an amazing, admirable thing David was doing. To some, he had everything. He had a career, and he was doing something he loved. But he was able to realize that he needed something more, that letting go of all of that for a while and putting his focus on God and on other people was what would give him a feeling of being complete and help him see himself more clearly. It was a positive thing, and two years did actually go by in a flash.

David returned in 2014. We all waited anxiously for any sign of him stepping back into music. What we didn’t know was that there was a period of time in which he considered walking away permanently, focusing on other parts of his life and on furthering himself outside of music. But something encouraged him, something gave him that push to continue. He became honest and vulnerable with us. He shared an incredible blog post back in 2015 about his struggles before his mission and his new mindset toward music and his personal life (linking that here). David was a new person when he returned from his mission work, but deep down, he was still the same lovable, passionate, slightly dorky kid we had all come to know.

In April 2016, I saw David live for the first time since 2010. Seeing him in person, standing there in front of me again, was like a sigh of relief for me. My best friend who came with me (who comes with me to most David shows, because she’s awesome) later commented that it felt like he was ‘real’ again. And that was so true. Of course, it wasn’t like he suddenly disappeared when he was on his mission—he was out doing incredible work, inspiring people in so many ways. But when he started doing shows and sharing music again, he came back to us, the fans. He was back in the place we knew him best, on stage and in the recording studio. Of course we don’t know him personally, and there are plenty of things that should rightfully stay with him and his family and loved ones, but somehow we do know him, and the music is what brought us together in the first place and then pieced us right back into place once he returned.

In November 2016, I saw David do one of his Christmas shows for the very first time. Any dedicated David fan knows just how much David loves doing these shows, singing the beautiful songs of the Christmas season. I had wanted to go to a Christmas show since the very beginning, and I finally had the opportunity. And it was just as magical and perfect as I had always heard it would be. I sat there in the audience, listening to the sounds of the season, and feeling the incredible spirit of God that David always talks about. I looked over at the star on top of the Christmas tree on the side of the stage, and I felt something so comforting, so inspired and heartfelt. It was perhaps my favorite David show I have been to so far. And it brought me back to the absolute beauty, the indescribable power of that voice that I had heard for the first time nearly nine years before.

In the past few months, we as David fans have faced a waiting period that has been an extreme test of our patience–or at least my patience, but I think many feel the same way. We have been waiting and hoping for word on new music, tour dates, appearances, anything related to David and everything he has in store for us. It has been extremely difficult, waiting for so long for some type of communication, but somehow, I still find myself getting excited the second I hear that something is coming up. This post happens to be the perfect place for me to inform anyone who happens across it that David’s newest single, “Up All Night”, will be released this Friday, April 21st. Even more exciting, his new EP Orion will be released on May 19th, and it is the first in a series of new EPs. He will also be embarking on a west coast tour, with more dates to come later on. It has indeed been a long wait, but I still get that feeling of excitement and anticipation when we are this close to a new release. That is how I know that there is still something there, something that keeps the spark of being a fangirl for a particular artist alive.

That is my fan story, as it relates to David Archuleta. And it is still continuing. David released two new songs at the end of 2016, “Numb” and “My Little Prayer”, absolutely beautiful songs that were just so David, in a way that his songs never had been before. I don’t simply love David because of his music and his artistry—I admire David so deeply because of who he is as a person. He is kind, humble, generous, completely selfless, faithful, thoughtful, insightful, and so much more. I love having someone like that to look up to, someone who has given me so many memories and introduced me to so many friends without even realizing he’s done it. And so I am a proud fan and supporter. And I will continue to be for as long as David chooses to share his words and his story with us. Which, let’s hope, is a very, very, very long time.

(Note: I am not affiliated in any way with David or his team. Just a fan supporting her favorite artist.) (But seriously, go buy #UpAllNight and #Orion when they are released.)

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119 Responses to Listen! Share! Spread the news! @davidarchie #UpAllNight is here and hopping! Comment with your thoughts! Isabeau’s heartfelt and insightful blog, People Article, Chelsy’s Fan Journey

  1. Pastel says:

    oh my I get to start the thread!

    How many of you were totally shocked by the song? That snippet did not do it justice at all. It was a gentle tease to a fantastic chorus. That chorus really makes the song, the verses are great to tie them together, but the chorus is so melodic and soon to be unforgetable. And the production. So this is one of the reasons why it takes awhile to release these songs. Good production takes time. Lots and lots of layers. I hear a bit of Good Place like layers too. Make sure to listen with good earphones or a good sound system. I’m totally surprised and thrilled! Now, we have to spread the word!

  2. kimk says:

    raises hand.. ME!!!!!

  3. VaBeachJudy says:

    Thanks Pastel for the FANTASTIC POST! Got home from work and what a SURPRISE….UP ALL NIGHT…the WHOLE SONG! LOVE IT!Got to the party late! Going to sit back and ENJOY it again and again! 🙂

  4. sydnie says:

    Pastel thanks so much for the exciting UpAllNight post! Sure didn’t expect to hear D’s new song until midnight tomorrow Eeeekk what a fabulous surprise, I absolutely love it!

  5. sydnie says:

    Wonder how David met the nice rural Tennessee family, was he hidding out in the woods by himself! Anyway so thankful they were there for him at the right moment!
    Great idea to have the Twitter party tomorrow, let’s all try to get UpAllNight to trend!!!

    • VaBeachJudy says:

      Waving hello sydnie! Will be ready to help trend tomorrow night! So EXCITED about Up All Night! 🙂 Really is FABULOUS!

  6. Jani says:

    What an unexpected gift we got!! Love the pic they used, too. Gotta go listen again!

    kimk, safe travels and have a fabulous time with your grandbabies! Now you won’t have to worry about hearing the song on Friday! 🙂

    Sweet dreams all…..unless your up all night. 😉

  7. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! HAPPY Thursday! 🙂

    Just can’t get over Up All Night! It ROCKS! 🙂 Can’t wait to hear David sing it LIVE! Wonder if he’ll be doing any dance moves? He sure is full of surprises! Looking forward to getting the Orion EP!
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    Nana patrol! Up late listening to Up All Night! Hope a nap is in my future! Glad to have Friday night off for the trending party! Hoping for some vids from the TOFW event! Wonder if he’ll sing I Know He Lives?! ENJOY your day! 🙂

  8. kimk says:

    good morning all!

    Judy lol was shocked.. I love it think it could be a radio song too 😀

    Jani ha thanks.. true kind of think itunes might release Up All Night.. TONIGHT say around 11PM?!! 🙂
    hope so will be on the lookout!!
    will have my phone/headphones with me too

    lots of chatter on twitter think folks like the song!

    Brianne Russel Sales‏
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    New music from @DavidArchie and @ShawnMendes #UpAllNight #TheresNothingHoldinMeBack

  9. kimk says:

    Vanny_Archies‏ @archies_vanny 1h1 hour ago
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    @DavidArchie Hi David , we love your new music #UpAllNight

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C92Paz4UwAA3Vtd.jpg

  10. kimk says:

    Kelsey‏ @kelsiummm 5h5 hours ago
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    Coincidence I pull an all-nighter the day @DavidArchie comes out with a song called Up All Night? I think not.

    nitya‏ @buildmydreams 6h6 hours ago
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    David Archuleta and the Your Name soundtrack are both stuck in my brain 😀

  11. kimk says:

    Heather‏ @CleverrHeather 6h6 hours ago
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    This is actually me when I listened to up all night by @DavidArchie 🙂

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C91MNDHVoAAP84W.jpg

  12. kimk says:

    Nina H.Lanina‏ @NinaHLanina 6h6 hours ago
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    #UpAllNight by David Archuleta

    https://t.co/08dkIrlcIo

  13. Miss Vicki DA@2014 says:

    Pastel…..love the new song and post….the song is FANTASTIC!!! After listening to the song and thinking about NUMB….I have a conclusion to why the EP is called Orion……Orion, the hunter, is exactly what David has been doing since the return from his mission…..he has been hunting for authenticity, for self awareness, for who he really is……Superb job David…..He truly is finding himself…….Gotta get to work….enjoy listening to Up All Night all day today….ha ha…..Miss Vicki

  14. kimk says:

    from what I remember there is a video wonder if for Up All Night.. bopper of a song.. would be cool if so!

  15. Martha says:

    “..all these feelings inside, keeping me up all night..” – stuck in my head. What a great song, everything, the music, arrangement, and of course the voice. Yes, David, it is easy to groove to.

  16. Marylee~NorthCarolinaGirl says:

    Dat Voice tho!!! Just keeps getting better & better! If only we had emojis!
    ENJOY your day y’all 🙂

  17. Ali says:

    Up All Night is so good! Honestly I’m kind of shocked at how current it sounds. Love the beat, the tempo, the catchiness of the chorus, the tone of David’s voice. I just keep hitting replay. 😀

    Super happy fan here!

    • kimk says:

      lol me too totally shocked.. extremely happily so!

      FOD had a poll on what kind of song we would like to see
      think Zero Gravity won.. fun upbeat lively well we got it!! 😀
      not only that could see it on the radio and I listen to pop indie all the time!!!! 😀

  18. Jenny says:

    Thank u Pastel! I was Soo surprised that we could listen
    to the entire song yesterday. I am normally fangirling like crazy
    after song releases, but I just wanted to sit in corner and listen.
    He is something special.

  19. palmtreephan says:

    ……just love, Love, LOVE it!! His vocals are perfection….just perfect.

  20. kimk says:

    Maureen‏ @Maureen_abms 16m16 minutes ago
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    David’s former MD Mark Nilan co-wrote Lady Gaga’s new single The Cure. That’s quite an accomplishment.

    wowza.. Lady Gaga’s The Cure is #3 on itunes right now

    Lady Gaga – The Cure (Audio)

    https://youtu.be/vp8VZe5kqEM

  21. kimk says:

    Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holding’ Me Back (With Lyrics)

    https://youtu.be/b-3ijOa5tKg

    Shawn just released this #1 on itunes lol the fangirls love him he is def a cutie

  22. kimk says:

    OK GUYS LET’S GET THIS TO 10K VIEWS!!

    https://soundcloud.com/david-archuleta-609746945/up-all-night

    6140 RIGHT NOW WE CAN DO IT!!

  23. kimk says:

    UP ALL NIGHT is already on itunes in JAPAN!!! 😀

    kaychan‏ @rocktellme 37m37 minutes ago
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    日本では既に4/21 になりました‼︎ デヴィッド・アーチュレッタ @DavidArchie のニューシングル “Up All Night” @iTunesJapan で購入できますよ〜

  24. kimk says:

    David Archuleta FOD‏ @FODFansofDavid 13m13 minutes ago
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    Looks like iTunes Australia has @davidarchie #UpAllNight !!! Go Aussies Go!!!!!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C93izEmXgAEJ9ZI.jpg

  25. Mari says:

    I’m dying inside this song is so good-I pray it gets tons of airplay

  26. kimk says:

    mjsbigblog‏ @mjsbigblog 6m6 minutes ago
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    #AmericanIdol singer @DavidArchie – Listen to his New Song “Up All Night” here

    https://www.mjsbigblog.com/american-idol-david-archuleta-listen-to-new-song-up-all-night-audio.htm

    David Archuleta premieres his upcoming single, “Up All Night.” The song comes from the American Idol alum’s upcoming album, Orion, on May 19.

    American Idol’s David Archuleta Set to Release Orion EP May 19 – See the Cover Art

    “‘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,” David told People magazine in a recent interview.

    “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,” David revealed to People. “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.”

    “Orion is the first in a series of EP’s that I have been working on since returning from a two year mission in Chile,” he continued. “I’ve co-written all of the songs, and they they tell the journey of where I have been and where I am heading.”

    Check out the upbeat, soulful new song below. “Up All Night” will be available on all digital platforms on April 21

  27. angelbymyside says:

    New blog post by Isabeau Miller who co-wrote Up All Night. She talks about writing with David. Good read! 😀

    http://www.isabeaumiller.com/home/more-than-enough

  28. Pastel says:

    I just cut and paste the David section into my post on top. Thanks Maureen!

  29. suttygal/joanie says:

    Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!
    Mary Lou thank you for the fantastic post! I’m soooo loving David’s #UpAllNight and am using your clock to countdown until (11pm my time) when it so prettily appears on iTunes and we can buy it!! 😀 The comments and tweets have all been so positive! And I’m getting a lot of re-post buzz in my alerts for the People article,too!!
    Hope he’s able to see some of the fun as he’s making his way to Anchorage!
    Maureen thanks for bringing Isabeau’s blog here. She sure has a beautiful heart. I hope there will be more collabs with her, Shaun, David and (Jesse?)

    So incredibly bummed that our fb is down currently but we’re trying to get things straightened out and DFT is working tirelessly on options to contact fb and recover it. so please hang in there with us. Does anyone have any inner connections with fb or Mark Z (kidding -not-kidding) ?? Please let us know if so! Thank you!! 🙂

    • CJ says:

      I thought Kim’s son worked for FB?

      • kimk says:

        he does.. lol not sure he would be able to help though what happened?

        • suttygal/Joanie says:

          HI Kim! Sorry was away from home and just got back a bit ago. Our account was taken down. Although our name was clearly ” FansofDavid Archuleta” it seems that TPTB at fb thought we were possibly trying to be a “David imposter.” Someone must have missed reading the “Fans” part. =/
          We don’t seem to have much recourse so we may have to set up a new “page” but a lot of our content will be lost. 🙁

  30. kimk says:

    upbeat and soulful that it is!

    I think Isabeau says in that blog the song is 2+ years old? good song for sure!

  31. potluck8 says:

    Hi everyone.
    Isn’t this exciting? Now I can’t wait for the video!

  32. kimk says:

    lol that is the biggest winky face emoji ever! 🙂

  33. Alwaysafan says:

    I wonder if the song will be on iTunes after midnight or tomorrow morning? I would have thought it would be available for preorder by now, wonder why not?

  34. Barb (EL) says:

    Hola! Just want to say that I love, love, love Up All Night…can’t stop listening to it! I really feel that this is a hit for David. Just need to get it air play. I hope his mgmt. can pull it off. I think this could really be the comeback that David needs…just need to get it out there so people who have forgotten about him will take notice. This isn’t the David they once thought they knew…he’s matured, he’s honed his craft, and like he says in UAN, he’s on solid ground. Way to go David! Proud to be your fan!

  35. Barb (EL) says:

    PS – loved Chelsy’s blog! Great writing! 🙂

  36. kmb says:

    The first time I listened to “Up All Night” I couldn’t even comment because I was so moved. The production is awesome but the second time through I really started listening to the lyrics. SO GOOD!!! Oh my gosh – so simple and yet so powerful. Straight from David’s heart. Favorite phrases include “tonight your memory is holding me,” “hear my heart and there’s an answered prayer,” “breathing in, I wanna pass it on, the strength of finding somewhere you belong,” andthe whole last verse, not to mention the chorus. The chorus is so much fun!!! Goodness, I’m really amazed. It’s David, so I shouldn’t be surprised it’s so good. The production caught me off guard at first, but not anymore Such an upbeat song but still with David’s profound thoughts expressed so clearly. I’m blown away!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! 😀 😀 😀

    Does this comment even make sense? Sorry if it doesn’t. 😉

  37. Miss Vicki DA@2014 says:

    kmb….yes all of it makes sense….I love all the lyrics and the chorus…..David sure has grown up….haven’t been reading everyone’s posts today and haven’t been posting much myself cause I just keep listening to this amazing song….his voice is unreal…..Miss Vicki

  38. Martha says:

    You can purchase Up All Night on iTunes now

  39. Jani says:

    Chelsy, I loved your blog! You wrote beautifully about your fan journey and about David. It was a pleasure to read. Thank you!

    Heading over to iTunes! 🙂

  40. Al says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen: The best single since “Crush.”

    With the release of “Up All Night,” David just did the
    equivalent of dropping the microphone and walking offstage.

  41. kimk says:

    David Archuleta‏Verified account @DavidArchie 2h2 hours ago
    More
    https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/up-all-night-single/id1222170205

    GO PEEPS GO!!!!

  42. kimk says:

    David Archuleta Retweeted
    steph⇞‏ @stephalexlim 2h2 hours ago
    More
    @DavidArchie Look what’s being featured on the New Music Friday playlist on Spotify

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C96Se5sVoAE0aXT.jpg

  43. kimk says:

    David has a cute IG from Alaska!!

    also I got my Amazon notice rofl having a hard time downloading any of it will do it when I get to Seattle.. hey I am kind of by David!! 🙂

    anyway hope to be back later this is so exciting!!

    Mark Franklin‏ @VoiceViews 17m17 minutes ago
    More
    Rave reviews for the new single from @DavidArchie. http://ow.ly/5sd930b2x0k

  44. kimk says:

    mebaru‏ @mebaruchan 16m16 minutes ago
    More
    I Just got the new @DavidArchie song on @AppleMusic #AppleMusic

    Mark Franklin‏ @IdolChatteryd 17m17 minutes ago
    More
    Rave reviews for the new single from @DavidArchie. http://ow.ly/5sd930b2x0k

  45. kimk says:

    Orion is abailable for presale on Amazon.. and it is only $3.96!!!!! 😯

  46. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! It’s Up All Night Friday! 🙂 🙂

    So EXCITED for all that’ happening today! 🙂 New single, TOFW performance…maybe with some of the new songs, and trending party! A nap is definitely on my agenda! LOVE all the FAB TWEETS and articles LOVING ON Up All Night and David! Hope to see some friends of David give him a shout out!

    Nana patrol! Safe travels kimk! 🙂

  47. Martha says:

    Up All Night currently #112 on iTunes Pop Chart

  48. Alwaysafan says:

    They have samples of all the songs on Orion at Amazon, Invincible sounds great too:)
    There is Numb, Invincible, Say Me, and Up All Night.

  49. Martha says:

    Currently #85 on Pop Music Chart iTunes

  50. kmb says:

    Is the audio quality any different if you buy on iTunes vs Amazon? I have an account at both but I’m never sure which is “better.”

    Invincible sounds amazing!!!!! Say Me we already knew was fabulous. I’m guessing I’m Ready will be on one of the future EPs. I wonder where I’m Ready happened in David’s journey. Exciting times in Archuland, that’s for sure!!!!! 😀

    • VaBeachJudy says:

      Hello kmb! Think Invisible sounds AMAZING too! Love Say Me…glad it’s on the EP! REALLY IMPRESSED at what I’ve heard so far production size and David’s vocals….PERFECTION! 🙂

    • Ali says:

      Audio quality is the same at both. iTunes is better for charting purposes though.

      Maybe I’m Ready will be on his wedding announcement EP ;p (kidding!!) lol

  51. angelbymyside says:

    Mark Franklin‏ @IdolChatteryd

    Former #AmericanIdol star @DavidArchie earns rave reviews — and a spot on the iTunes charts — with #UpAllNight. http://ow.ly/zGwh30b3yNb

  52. angelbymyside says:

    Isabeau Miller‏ @isabeaumiller

    Is this real life?? #upallnight is #67 on #iTunes #pop chart. Go, @davidarchie go!!… https://www.instagram.com/p/BTJ1eWqF_-e/

  53. angelbymyside says:

    #13 on iTunes New Pop Songs Chart!!! 😀 😀 😀

    Patty-Ann‏ @pabuckie
    Up All Night by David Archuleta is #13 on iTunes New Pop Songs Chart. http://www.popvortex.com/music/charts/new-pop-songs.php … #iTunes @davidArchie @isabeaumiller

  54. angelbymyside says:

    Rickey‏ @rickey

    ‘American Idol’ Star David Archuleta Releases ‘Up All Night’ (LISTEN) http://bit.ly/2pMTmlJ #DavidArchuleta

  55. Anonymous says:

    #286 overall on itunes singles chart… with no additional promo it will be out of the top 1000 by Monday… why oh why is he at a TOFW instead of doing something to really promote this fantastic song? I’ll never understand him…

    • Grammyj says:

      David has been out of the limelight for years now. He’s fortunate that the song is doing as well as it is. At least at TOFW he will have an audience tonight and most likely will have CDs of the single to sell at TOFW like he did with My Little Prayer. He’s an independent artist now which means he doesn’t have the resources he had as a major label artist. As much as we’d like for Up All Night to get radio play and be a top ten seller on iTunes, it probably won’t happen. It’s a great song but it takes a major label with their money and resources to push the single for radio play. We will need to be happy that we can enjoy this great song. David didn’t like being on a major label so doubt he will ever sign with one again.

    • angelbymyside says:

      I am sure he will be talking about his new song and Orion EP at TOFW. He will probably have Numb and Up All Night singles for sale there. I would say that is some pretty good promo right there. 😀

    • Martha says:

      It is doing well so far considering. Some think this is his first endeavor for a while. It takes a lot to keep people in the loop if they just remember him from Idol. We can only hope it makes it high enough on the charts so that word of mouth and curiosity kick in. If people hear it they will like it and buy it. Everyone tells a few people. It’s all we have. I have several songs which I bought just looking around on Itunes to see what’s out there. I know people that do that also. But it has to stick around for a while so people can do that. Without a label, hopefully this happens.

  56. Ali says:

    Thought I would bring some tweets over about the song. Kim usually does that but I know she’s busy traveling to Seattle! 🙂

    Steven‏ @stiizzle 12h12 hours ago
    @DavidArchie obsessed with Up All Night!!!! Sooooo good!! *heart eyes*

    Patricia Fitzgerald‏ @Patriciaaarch 12h12 hours ago
    #upallnight is finally here:D I love the meaning @DavidArchie <3 *heart eyes*

    sirène‏ @ambiguites 12h12 hours ago
    david archuleta is back w a new single omg Up All Night is gooood

    winchester♡‏ @gladyscruz_ 12h12 hours ago
    All these feelings inside <3 @DavidArchie me encantó <3

    บลูบะลี่ก้าส์‏ @Blueberry_Ga 12h12 hours ago
    I'm wide awake with you
    All these feelings inside
    keepin me up all night — listening to Up All Night – David Archuleta

    Elle‏ @ellainexmesina 11h11 hours ago
    @DavidArchie is backkk!! Up all night is so good, realized how head over heels i am still with you HAHA ilyyy and congrats <3

    alayna anderson‏ @official_alayna 11h11 hours ago
    @DavidArchie woke up early just to get it!!! Love it!!! 🙂 <3 #NewMusicFriday #DA2017 #upallnight #davidarchuleta

  57. Ali says:

    eva‏ @PtarickStump 10h10 hours ago
    david archuleta’s vocals in his new song are so damn good. king of falsetto

    Runningwolf‏ @GeorgeXjr4 10h10 hours ago
    Replying to @DavidArchie
    Welcome back Archie <3 Missed hearing you sing #AmericanIdol

    Janine Agbu‏ @MsJa9Agbu 9h9 hours ago
    All these feelings inside, keeping me up all night
    Pictures that cross my mind, they keeping me up all night
    -@DavidArchie

    Tiff Bieber-Marais‏ @JBThtShouldBeMe 9h9 hours ago
    <3 <3 I LOVEEEEE this song so much !!!! Everyone should go buy it <33333333 I love you @DavidArchie #UpAllNight

    Paulina Luz Sotto‏ @paulinavls 9h9 hours ago
    PSA: David Archuleta has a new single out
    PSA #2: During the American Idol finale I voted for this guy 800 times (yes 800!!!!!) 🙂

  58. Ali says:

    Yosua Ariskaputra‏ @YosuAriskaputra 8h8 hours ago
    Yeah bless my ears again, Archi! Up All Night by David Archuleta via #soundcloud

    Aivie‏ @wirdallesgut 8h8 hours ago
    Replying to @DavidArchie
    the production is gold as always <3 so is your voice! You've never failed to bring fireworks in my heart for 10 years now Maraming Salamat!

    s h o n n‏ @ohsocomfySky 8h8 hours ago
    OOOOOOOHHHG #upallnight is 100% lit Thank You #DavidArchuleta!!! @DavidArchie <3

    Shaun Balin‏ @shaunbalin 7h7 hours ago
    Today's the day! Our friend @Davidarchie has released "Up All Night" as his next single! David,… https://www.instagram.com/p/BTJZrXogVDJ/

    Ashley‏ @Ashley_xxx01 7h7 hours ago
    Replying to @DavidArchie
    It's incredible thanks for releasing new music. We love you David. The wait was definitely worth it.

  59. Ali says:

    Gareth Skipp‏ @SkipPhotog 7h7 hours ago
    Replying to @DavidArchie
    Love that you craft a song like a piece of art

    Faith Nelson‏ @faith_lynn12 5h5 hours ago
    This new @DavidArchie song <3 <3 #UpAllNight

    Lucerne Jumarang‏ @iamcernej 5h5 hours ago
    God! I missed your singing voice @DavidArchie 😉 <3 #ForeverCrush

    Cassandra‏ @cassandraamo 5h5 hours ago
    Been listing to @davidarchie all day at work, I used ot have the BIGGEST crush on him, how did I not listen to him for so many years since?

    Ynna the Flopper @littlemissynna 5h5 hours ago
    Replying to @DavidArchie
    still adorable *heart eyes* will definitely listen to your song <3

    El Broide‏Verified account @ElBroide 5h5 hours ago
    Remember @DavidArchie? He's got a brand new single out today – and I'm really digging it! Listen: http://elbroide.com/2017/04/21/new-music-friday-21-april/

  60. Ali says:

    Marisa‏ @riesaleite 5h5 hours ago
    Way to go back davey @DavidArchie , love it!!! #upallnight

    Taha‏ @MaleGlamb212 5h5 hours ago
    Omg I missed you! <3 #NowPlaying Up All Night by David Archuleta

    Elen‏ @ElenManangan 5h5 hours ago
    'Up All Night' all night. <3 @DavidArchie

    @pommedetori 5h5 hours ago
    Replying to @DavidArchie
    Love your new song!! It's so good. I'm so proud of you for talking about real stuff and being yourself!

    Shelly‏ @_MichelleJulia 5h5 hours ago
    David Archuleta came out with a new song…I've been waiting for this since 8th grade.

    Marhys Utzurrum‏ @atienzamarhys 5h5 hours ago
    David Archuleta released a new song <3

    Gary W. Bernard‏ @Garyinzion 4h4 hours ago
    Replying to @DavidArchie
    SO GOOD. Thanks for passing on "the strength of finding somewhere you belong." Your music has helped uplift me more times than I can count.

    Garnis Sonia‏ @garnissonia16 4h4 hours ago
    Best Song Ever! 🙂 <3 RT @DavidArchie: Up All Night available now. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/up-all-night-single/id1222170205

  61. Ali says:

    Tiffani Edwards‏ @TiffaniHowVery 4h4 hours ago
    Replying to @DavidArchie
    Super-catchy! Love your vocals and missed them greatly. Happy you’re back!

    florLIV 1 DAY BDAY‏ @elizachaiefron 4h4 hours ago
    ALL THESE FEELING INSIDE KEEP ME UP ALL NIGHT
    @DavidArchie

    Victoria @nicholaswlde 4h4 hours ago
    The production in @DavidArchie’s #UpAllNight is delicious. I’ve hardly even *heard* the lyrics bc I don’t care bc it’s such a jam??

    Jeremy Guthrie‏Verified account @TheRealJGuts 4h4 hours ago
    Jeremy Guthrie Retweeted David Archuleta
    Inspirational song @DavidArchie. Go get it on iTunes now! Up All Night – Single
    http://itun.es/us/Dzn2ib

    Rainbow. @MoonNight98 3h3 hours ago
    @DavidArchie #upallnight is so cool! I love you and I love you are doing music for us again!

    Stephanie‏ @OrtizOrtiz 3h3 hours ago
    So SO SOO HAPPY FOR NEW MUSIC!! Thank @DavidArchie for a wonderful Friday and another jamming song!

    Mackenzie Taylor‏ @crimsoncalm 3h3 hours ago
    All things feelings inside, keeping me up all night…Thank you @DavidArchie for another masterpiece.

    Josh‏ @wwwjoshdotcom 3h3 hours ago
    Y’all heard that new David Archuleta? *ok gif*

    Chris J‏ @cjournigan9 3h3 hours ago
    So great to have a new single by @davidarchie! *thumbs up*

    Anna Queck‏ @anna_queck 3h3 hours ago
    I really like @DavidArchie ‘s new single, “Up All Night”. GREAT work, David!

  62. Ali says:

    Ok I’m still 3 hours back in the tweets but I think that’s enough for now. And that’s just a sampling lol. People are liking the new song! 😀

  63. angelbymyside says:

    Jake Updegraff‏ @OnAirJake

    Today’s starting off great with a new song from David Archuleta. You know my heart is verrrry happy. ❤ #UpAllNight

  64. Grammyj says:

    Social media is what will help sell this single. It’s really good IMHO. David’s Facebook Live had over 60k views the other day. Hopefully he will remember to do another one. He’s his best salesman even though he doesn’t realize it and likes to take social media breaks. Now is the time to promote, David!

  65. Ali says:

    Also I saw that David Cook RT’d David’s tweet about the single and the link to buy. Nice!
    https://twitter.com/thedavidcook

  66. glitter*girl says:

    sounds like a radio hit to me! 🙂

  67. Ali says:

    They put official audio of the song up on David’s youtube channel 🙂

    David Archuleta‏ Verified account @DavidArchie 37m37 minutes ago
    David Archuleta – Up All Night (official audio): http://youtu.be/pjl-7ueqqYQ?a via @YouTube

  68. kimk says:

    hi guys waving from Seattle you guys rock so does Up All Night 🙂

  69. Grammyj says:

    David has a new Instagram post with Up All Night playing with video from his fall/Christmas concerts. Now that is GREAT promo for
    the song and his upcoming.tour!

  70. angelbymyside says:

    I just hope people buy the song instead of making an MP3 from the “official audio” !!!

  71. Jani says:

    Can’t stop watching the promo vid! Love it so much!

  72. Al says:

    I kinda sorta get what anonymous was saying, although I don’t think it’s realistic to expect that David could push the single to the top of the charts absent a major label behind him. However, I hope he plans on doing radio station interviews and even some TV. I really don’t know why he couldn’t get a spot somewhere on morning TV, nationally, …to sing or talk a little…or both. I think the media really love him, but then again, I don’t know anything about how these things go as far as bookings and what the criteria are…besides, of course, that they want ratings! And let’s not forget that David used to be a truck town to come a certified expert who would review the weekly charts in Billboard, religiously. Accordingly, I’m sure that he would love to have this song get radio play and chart somewhere.

  73. angelbymyside says:

    I hope this link works! It’s David’s promo video posted on his IG…

    https://instagram.com/p/BTKdFVQjxd9/

  74. Al says:

    Sorry, I hit send too quickly. That should read he was a “chart hound,” truly a certified expert….

  75. Al says:

    Forgive my ignorance, but does anyone know who is managing him now or doing Par, and what they are doing to push this project?

    • Grammyj says:

      His manager is Gina Orr. He has no label and it is the label people that set add dates for radio and push songs to radio. David has his own label. The up side of that is all the money for sales of the single go to him and his co-writers. The down side is that it doesn’t get played on U.S. radio except small independent stations and radio stations in other countries.

  76. David Robins says:

    You might know this already, but if you go to Amazon and search David Archuleta Orion you can hear clips of all 4 of his EP songs.

  77. Miss Vicki DA@2014 says:

    Love the comment above that Davd crafts a song like a piece of art….so so true and he is the king of falsetto….hey kimk….waving to you in Seattle…..have fun with this those grandbabies…..Anyone know what number the song is on I-Tunes now??? #13 is not too shabby……considering no major label…..Miss Vicki

  78. Anonymous says:

    David doing radio and tv to promote this single and EP is IMO unrealistic. Absent a major label spending big dollars for airplay and promo there will be no airplay of significance for this song. He has no real media presence or “buzz” that warrants tv interviews or appearances to promote this project, so he will receive little to no mainstream support to sell or drive interest for this song outside his core fanbase. He has chosen a low profile media presence which has limited the kind of exposure (buzz) as an independent artist he needs if this single were to have any significant presence on the charts to drive interest and sales outside the core base. Enjoy the song for the gift it is to his remaining fans, which is a shame because IMO it’s the only single released since Crush with potential to be a mainstream pop hit. It’s currently at #278 on the overall itunes singles chart, which for an indy artist is ok, but real sales at that low a chart position 2 days after release is not a good sign… his fanbase is too depleted from the glory days to push the song further up the charts. I commend his efforts to reengage in the pop charts, the song is GOOD…

    • Grammyj says:

      I agree with you. The key to me is that David has CHOSEN this low profile media presence. Because this has been David’s choice I no longer fret about his sales numbers and lack of radio play. I choose to be grateful that I know about the song and can enjoy it. I do think he might do some local Utah T.V. promo for the EP and CD signings, but who knows. It is a great song!

  79. Miss Vicki DA@2014 says:

    Ok…. just a thought….if David is serious about getting married and having a family….maybe he will change his mind and seek a major label to promote his great songs……but this truly a catch 22…..Do we want David to be successful and climb the charts…..or do we want to keep him to ourselves ….our little secret gem…..maybe we don’t really want to share him with the whole world….just a thought…..Miss Vicki

  80. Alwaysafan says:

    Orion is currently at 46 on the Amazon top album list and UAN is at 113, actually we don’t know what kind of promo David will do when the EP comes out. Anonymous you are kind of a buzzkill, we are excited to have this new music. Maybe these EPs will be more successful then we know;)

  81. Miss Vicki DA@2014 says:

    Alwaysafan…..ditto….Wishing David all the best….such an awesome song……Miss Vicki

  82. Miss Vicki DA@2014 says:

    Night all…Wish I could be Up All Night…..but I’m sleepy….Miss Vicki

  83. Freofan says:

    I love UAN! Great vibe and awesome to hear new music from David.

  84. Anonymous says:

    Where are the fans??

    • Grammyj says:

      Kimk comments a lot on FOD but she is on her way to Seattle to visit grandchildren. Yes, comments to posts on FOD are down compared to the past, but David has fans commenting to his social media posts. Also he has fans that post on Twitter about him.

    • Grammyj says:

      New post!!!! That’s where the fans are.

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