AI.com Interview With David Archuleta
AI.com did their interview with David as promised. Lots of good information here!
The Other Side of David Archuleta
Season 7's popular runner-up, David Archuleta, just released a new album, he's performing on FOX's NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE, and he has a big birthday coming up. The Murray, Utah native opened up exclusively to AmericanIdol.com about his New Year's Eve performance, his inspirations, and more.
David released his latest album, The Other Side of Down, in October. He said, "Having a new album out has been really great. I'm enjoying performing again and it's nice to get to play new songs." David has also participated in many holiday concerts around the country and he said, "It's been amazing getting to see many of my fans."
On Friday, December 31st at 11pm, David will join multi-platinum recording artist Travie McCoy at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for FOX's NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE. He hinted, "I'll be performing a couple of new songs from The Other Side of Down. They are up-tempo songs because we want to keep it fun on New Year's Eve." David's favorite New Year's memories "are the times I spent with my family. I enjoy that. We'd watch the fireworks and New Year's celebrations on TV—nothing too intense. It's surreal and funny to be on the other side of it now. You watch these shows as part of your tradition, and it's going to be really cool to be a part of someone else's now."
What does 2011 hold for David? Many of the fans in the Idol Community wanted to know about his touring plans, and David said, "Yes, I plan on touring in 2011, and hopefully tour internationally." Several community members wondered if David will come to Asia again and he shared, "I'm really hoping to go to Asia again very soon. I recently went to Singapore and the Philippines, and I'm hoping to go to more countries this time around."
On December 28th, David will no longer be a teen! How does the singer plan on celebrating his 20th birthday? "I will be spending Christmas with my family, and on my birthday I'm going to be working! I'm sure I'll have some time to do something fun. I have a show in California on December 29th, so I will spend most of my birthday rehearsing and participating in interviews. I'll still have fun though!"
David co-wrote 9 of the 12 songs on The Other Side of Down. He said his inspirations for writing songs are "my own thoughts and experiences. It's cool being able to write about my personal experiences. It's fun getting to tell your own story and to let people know who you are. On this album I show my fun and goofy side." Of all the tracks on the album, which is David's favorite to perform live? "The title track—`The Other Side Of Down'—is fun to perform. I also like performing `My Kind Of Perfect.' It's a David love story. I've never been in a relationship, so it's about finding that special someone out there."
Community member 0o0bluedots0o0 wondered if David plans on recording a Spanish version of his first single, "Crush." David revealed, "I want to record an entire Spanish album, and it's something I want to do soon. I'm half Honduran, so it would be a great way for me to give back to that culture."
Some of the most popular songs in 2010 have been duets. Frogcooke wondered if David would consider doing a duet and collaborating with someone unexpected. He stated, "There are a lot of cool duets right now. It would be kind of fun to do something different and out there. I love Natasha Bedingfield and I have a great respect for her. I also love Sara Bareilles. Nicki Minaj might be too out there, but it could be fun!"
To all of David's devoted and passionate fans he says, "Thank you so much for your continued and consistent support. Coming to my shows and listening to my music means the world to me. As musicians and performers, we just want people to enjoy and listen to our music. Thanks for letting us be heard in an effort to share what we love."
Be sure to watch David as he rings in 2011 on FOX's NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE!
Source: ArchuletaFanScene (email)