POSTCARDS IN THE SKY continues to roll with buzz. This Review is from The Morning Call by John J. Moser.
“REVIEW: David Archuleta at Sellersville Theater shows same voice as on ‘American Idol,’ with new maturity.
From the first notes David Archuleta sang in his new song “Up All Night” to open his concert Wednesday at Sellersville Theater 1894, his voice was immediately as recognizable — and as good — as when he was runner-up on the seventh season of TV’s “American Idol.”
But that “Idol” run was 10 years ago, and Archuleta also has matured and changed — both musically and personally, as his hour-and-55-minute show (plus an intermission) showed.
His rich-toned voice still is a wonder, and he displayed it throughout the two sets, starting with a huge, long note to finish that first song. The second song, the slower “Numb,” had great tension to it.
Now 26, Archuleta showed far more command of the stage, often gesturing broadly and sometimes dancing slightly as he sang.
It was the same David Archuleta from “American Idol,” but perhaps now even a bit better.”
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And this is an interview by Mark Franklin from Idol Chatter:
“…the story behind the song …
“Postcards in the Sky was a song that was written as we were talking about hard things that happen,” David told Idol Chatter. “One of the writers, Jeff Trott, had a niece that passed away when she was only 9 or 10 years old.
“At her funeral, in her honor, they released balloons with messages tied to it that were positive. I loved that imagery and wondered who those messages would reach. I imagined they could have reached the heavens, or landed by someone who was having a hard day.
“I wondered what would happen if we let out what was deep inside our hearts more often. Let out what we keep inside — whether to God, or to our friends, or to a stranger. How would it change us? Or change them? Thus Postcards in the Sky was written.”
“I felt all these songs were my Postcards in the Sky,” David said.
“I hope they reach other people and can impact them to be better. To search within them and connect to what’s deep inside and then share it themselves. I hope they find who they are, find they are connected to something bigger than them and newfound strength to keep moving forward.”
“Postcards in the Sky” — the album — has received a warm reception. David’s first full-length album since 2013, it cracked the Top 20 on iTunes pop chart on release day. A week later, it’s still in the Top 70 on that chart.”
As for David himself, right from Day 1 of his tour at Sellersville, I suspected that he was under the weather. I’m sure we all saw it when he sang Forevermore. Just having touched down from the Philippines where he was up all night and up all day (haha! joking) .. flew halfway round the world .. went straight into the 1st performance of his tour.
Have you heard of a thing called “rest”, David? Ok, I know, I know, it’s the mama in me talking. Aren’t we all, the forever- anxious Archies? 😉
But David the Mountain Goat (Capricorn! Yay, me too! 😀 ) plods on and on – vocal rest or no. But he does seem better by the time he got to Pittsburgh .. hmm dancing and singing and up all night again! Really! David!
Watch this vid to see his energy level increase as the fans cheer him on. Despite all that globe trotting, he is determined to give his Archies a good show! 😀
Fans refusing to let him go at the end of the show (4.15 or so) and yelling More! More More!! Can you blame them for their enthusiasm? Serves you right, Arch! for being so adorable 😀