I recently sat down with in one of my most in-depth and personal interviews yet. We talked about the importance of mental health, how it impacted a lot of my songs, and why music has been very therapeutic for me. Check out the full interview:
Now, that was indeed a very lengthy interview. It did not feel like an interview, more like I’m a fly perched on a wall listening in to 2 people’s intimate chat. We at last realise “knowing David Archuleta” takes years .. and only if he decides to reveal himself.
During his Idol days, I must confess most of us at our little club here thought him a very different person. Much as we loved and adored him with all our hearts, he was, to us, “a pretty naive, a pretty superficial, no-problem, no-sweat” sort of a guy. For chrissake, he was still tied to his Daddy’s shoelaces (?), we thought. We never delved into his inner self, that he might have been feeling unhappy or depressed – only that he was a little unsure of himself. Yes, to us, he was a just a young innocent, carefree lad who we loved very much. What complications can he have with a dreamboat face like his and an angel’s voice like his?
Alas. We are all mistaken. David is but human. More “human” than many of us. 😉 He is deep. He is profound and smart. He is more real and more complicated and interesting. And we still love him very much. His smile is still glorious. His dimples are still intact. His hair, I declare, is the best short version so far. And his white polo-neck sweatshirt – a double thumbs-up!! 😀 😀
This interview David granted Bryan Elliott is totally honest .. raw .. sincere .. candid .. open .. David reveals his mental and emotional state of mind during his Idol days and beyond. A decade ago. Simon Cowell decided David wouldn’t be able to carry an interview (and he was probably right) but look at him now in this interview!! He is confident, chatty, energetic and deep-thinking.
It was an intelligent, earnest interview which I totally enjoyed. Hmm .. and I thought I knew David Archuleta…….