I just saw these pics of David Archuleta at Snowangelz and The Voice. I was quite stunned. In a nice way. 😉
I actually LIKE David with this look, whatever other Archies might say. Facial hair and all. Scruffy and all. And he looks mighty pleased with himself too. Like he has made a new discovery – an Eureka moment!
Smooth-faced David before had a different look – sweet, adorable, endearing. Now he looks manly, macho, strong and confident. Judging on just looks, more people really ought to take him more seriously now. And I believe more people are doing just that (even pre-beard! 😀 )
I don’t know if this is to be a permanent look but I do hope it will last for at least awhile. Simply because I feel it may represent a symbolic change.
Perhaps he is creating a change in his music style. Perhaps he wants to be seen in a different way. Perhaps he is at a stage when he needs to break out from something or other.
Or perhaps he has always wanted to be like this but did not have the guts to do it!! This may be the REAL David! Beware, the next thing may be a ponytail!!! 😛
Many of us have always expressed the opinion that there are so many layers to David’s character. Well, here is one of them – being peeled one by one.
Most artistes/celebrities make changes to their appearances now and again. Why not David Archuleta? I for one really like the change (if it’s a change). Didn’t he sing “Waiting On the World to Change” at the AI audition? 😉
By the way, I had a serious David Archuleta -vs- self-revelation moment today when I walked into a large bakery at the Mid-Valley Shopping Mall earlier. His voice rang into my ears through their PA system. I am ashamed to confess I could not remember the name of the song!! I was smacking my forehead trying to remember. Calling yourself an Archie eh??!! Such a disgrace! I had to admonish myself in embarrassement.
While I was picking out my slice of banana bread, I suddenly remembered. It was GOOD PLACE. As I walked towards the quiches, COMPLAIN rang out. Hooray, it all came back to my memory! It was his OTHER SIDE OF DOWN album!
As I drove home, a thought struck me that, even though I spend time blogging him and spending days and weeks and months WAITING FOR HIS NEW MUSIC, I have not spent time listening to his older music! That thought disturbed me. How hard does David Archuleta have to work and how often does he have to continue to release new music before I’m pleased with him?
I’m not saying he shouldn’t (I am a greedy fan, remember?). But hey, I need to give him time to rest too. To refresh.. re-invigorate .. to look for new inspirations .. to make improved changes in his music etc (yeah .. and to grow a beard 😛 )
I do realise now that I’m already – and for some time – been in an Archu-Good Place. I shouldn’t Complain too much.
David Archuleta songs are not songs you discard after a few listens. They are perennials. Enduring. You discover a new meaning in them every time you go back to listening to them.
I’m glad I walked into that bakery today. It sort of cleared my mind a little. I promised myself that I would loosen my grips on him. There could be all kinds of reasons causing the present delay.
I’m just going to be happy that I found the presence of Archies in the least expected of places! Oh yes .. and listen more to his older music while I wait! 😀