The 1st listen of UP ALL NIGHT really surprised me. Not in a bad way. Not in a specially good way either. Just .. ‘Surprise! Surprise!! David Archuleta has given us music to groove to!!”
At this juncture of his newly-determined life, I thought his new music would be a little strait-laced or staid. All of a sudden, we are getting DANCING MUSIC? Man!! It’s more than a little true to say “You’ll never know what to expect from that young man!!!”
“And all that production!!” I thought to myself. “No doubt he did a good job of it, but David Archuleta is one who does NOT need all that. His Voice would carry him through!! What is he doing?! Going Hollywood??”
I could not be more wrong. I had another huge surprise. David himself .. the man himself .. the artiste himself .. the great talent himself .. had to come into social media to make certain clarifications. Read below:
Haha! 😀 No auto-tune! David knew he didn’t need it. I could not be more proud of him!!
But how did he make the music sound like that?? The fact that there is no Auto-Tune says alot about David’s talent. Guess I’ll never know. I’m more than a little music-technic dumb. Neither do I care very much actually. It’s the David Archuleta. And that’s more than fine with me. ♥
Both the melody and beat are catchy. I could almost hum to it after the 1st listen. 2nd listen, I was up tapping my feet and dancing – well, sort of. Groovin’, I believe it’s called. 3rd listen, I was looking for the lyrics. Yeah, I wanted to groove and sorta sing in my shower, with David taking the lead of course, on my PC, at full blast in the next room.
Yeeaah .. it is such a Fun song! And Adorable. Smooth. Yet Edgy! If radio does not play it, I can only say “Hey you guys are not doing your job!” 😛
And HIS VOICE! Need I say anything?? ♥
Here’s some serious stuff David gave us during a People Magazine interview:
“‘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.”
It’s almost impossible to imagine that David was having a “really rough time” when you listen to UP ALL NIGHT. I’m glad he rose above his emotional disarray by giving us that song.
Now, for the Archies’ overworked cells of suspicion which of course he will never ever admit. And good ole Archie speculation! Read into these words! Read between the lines!!! 😉 😉
“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 ….”
Doesn’t it sound like David was in love?? Going through a spat of tough love? Isn’t this the sort of thing young people do when in love? Why was he Sooo Confused??? Eh? Eh?? 😛
Anyway, that was just a bit of fun at David’s expense. If the speculation is true, I’m glad David injects his Life’s grief and joy into his music. No more the likes of just blue skies and chirpy birds. (Just a matter of speech haha!) A truer and deeper artiste he is becoming. Whether he is making soulfully yearning songs or groovin’ dancing ones! 😀
Can’t have enough of it! So ..