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Friday, February 27, 2015

David Archuleta - RootsTech 2015


I have been traveling since I attended RootsTech 2015 and just returned a couple of days ago and wasn't able to post my thoughts on David's performance until now.  Late, but never forgotten!


                                                        

RootsTech  2015 was an incredible success, and we know that it was the individual experiences and stories that made it so, as well as many inspiring speakers and performances such as David Archuleta and Studio C at the closing finale.  It was a striking finale to this year’s conference.

Life is about challenges, struggles, inspiration and beauty, and the beauty of David Archuleta’s voice touches us in a place that’s as personal as the place from which his voice was issued.  The ecstasy of surrender he inspires and the response he can arouse once we’ve recovered our senses is astounding.  His vocals keep getting more precise and more powerful.  Without heart, there is not art and David has both.  When he sings he lifts the spirit of his audience, he makes lyrics come alive.

A great singer is somebody who makes you believe what they’re saying, and you always believe David. His new song/video in Spanish “Nunca Pense” filmed in Costa Rica themed Family History to inspire Latino Youth’s to become more involved.

David also did a cover “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake a comedy Lip Sync “Jump” by Van Halen, “Don’t Run Away” and the ever popular “Glorious”. 

Prior to the night’s closing finale a signing was schedule to meet David Archuleta and Studio C and the crowd of fans were lining up three hours before the schedule time.  Many fans were turned away as time was running out as the finale was schedule around 5:15 PM.

Meeting David Archuleta is like spun sugar, you taste it and then it’s gone and you wonder when you’ll experience it again.  Excitement filled the Foyer as David sat and signed autographs and the closer you got to him in line a feeling of awe consumed you. 

A relaxed and confident young man performed that evening and his talent, spirit, and love of faith commanded the stage and won the hearts of all who attended.

Friday, January 16, 2015

RootsTech 2015 - David Archuleta Performs

Don't miss out on a beautiful experience!  Learn about your ancestry and the final night of the three day event you will hear four songs performed by David Archuleta one is a new song written by him  sung in Spanish and Portuguese. (See Below)  

Hope to see many of you in attendance!


RootsTech 2015 Registration

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RootsTech Conference registration is still open. Visit the RootsTech website for RootsTech conference details.

Due to overwhelming interest, the Family Discovery Day portion of the RootsTech conference has filled up and we are no longer accepting registrations for this specific event on Saturday for LDS Church members. RootsTech passes are still available starting at just $19 — February 12-14, 2015.


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David Archuleta is teaming up with popular comedy sketch group Studio C from BYUtv to perform at RootsTech 2015. RootsTech is the largest family history conference in the world and will be happening on February 12–14, 2015.
Both talents will be launching original pieces at the RootsTech Closing Event at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 14. David will perform 4 songs, including a new song written by himself that is sung in Spanish and Portuguese. The accompanying music video was filmed in Costa Rica in 2014 and will also have its debut appearance. What’s more, the event will feature a never-before-seen sketch by Studio C. For more information, go to RootsTech.org.
According to David, his family’s heritage and history helped craft his musical style, and being part of RootsTech gives him a chance to celebrate his family and the influence they have had on his music. “Music was always a part of my life growing up. My mother was also big on dancing and would teach my older sister and me to dance to traditional music,” he recalls.  “I can’t think about celebrating my family without thinking about celebrating music.”
The comedy sketch group Studio C from BYUtv is a household name for people of all ages across the nation. Since its launch in October 2012, its loyal fan base has helped grow the show’s online presence to more than 70 million YouTube views to date.
David Archuleta and Studio C will perform for thousands of attendees at the RootsTech Closing Event on the final day of RootsTech 2015, February 14. To reserve your ticket to see them, visit rootstech.org.
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Celebration of Christ



                                                                      
                                                                     
 

On November 28 & 29, 2014 David Archuleta headlined the “Celebration of Christ” an Interfaith Concert at the Capitol Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Producer/Director Vic Deauvono and presented by Foundation 4Life.  Their theme this year was “Believe” to celebrate this Christmas season with respect and honor to all faiths and people. 

It was outstanding, one of the most inspirational joyful, lively, spirited holiday season musical events I’ve attended in years.  A great mix of songs with the incredible David Archuleta who makes you really feels the songs he sings.  It was a very sophisticated and inspired concert, a true testament to the faith and love each performer has for their beliefs. I truly feel blessed to have attended.

What a beautiful way to spend an evening.  This was a performance that glowed from within.  We’ve come to expect great music from David Archuleta and he did not disappoint especially with his first number The First Noel.

David Archuleta’s Glorious with One Voice Children’s Choir, Masa Fukuda director was beautifully sung with passion and Do You Hear What I Hear Rainstorm with Kevin Olusola on Cello was magnificent with David’s vocals and Taryn Elkins on piano, it was a haunting piece of musical art.

David saved his finest vocal on “Silent Night” which was vocal perfection, controlled, powerful and stunning.  He was able to silence the entire venue through the song and it garnered yet another standing ovation.

A favorite moment was “Believe” featuring David Archuleta with David Glen Hutch, Kevin Olusola, One Voice Children’s Choir, Masa Fukuda, director. Also performing was the Calvary Baptist Choir, Pastor France A. David, Salt Lake City Mass Choir, Timothy Drisdom, director.

David ended with “Believe” which showcased his trademark range and vocal prowess.  He gave me goose bumps listening to his version of this beautiful song. He has a voice of an angel.

The night was a sparkling collection of gems…..Choirs, Dancers, Musicians, Vocal soloists, Aerial Artists and diligent dedicated music directors, arrangers and choreographers.

Each song and performance reminded the audience of the true meaning of Christmas and causes you to experience the warm feeling associated with the holidays the birth and life of our Savior Jesus Christ.

It was a Glorious evening!

 

Monday, September 29, 2014

David Archuleta is Glorious


                                                                   
 

Music can give us moments of elation, joy, melancholy, good vibrations and above everything a state of equilibrium that allows us to face life with optimism and a sense of confidence.

Glorious sung by David Archuleta and written by Stephanie Maybe from the new movie Meet the Mormons is a motivational song about discovering what your heart has to say and where you belong.

This song is highly inspirational and raises our spirits and pushes us to a new flight for our aims and purpose.  With his vocals David in his element elevated “Glorious” to another level with music born of dreams.  You can hear his true heart of worship in every note he sings.

This song has a beautiful melody.  The lyrics are poetic and there is such a serenity; in the song that you want to repeat it. The orchestration has a nice balance of lush instrumentation and straightforward pop. This song inspires you to fly away and achieve your goals.  It starts rather subdued and then reaches its crescendo.  A song capable of making us better human beings, this song takes your breath away.

Listening to the right kind of music can do wonders for the soul, uplift you and empower you.  There have been many times David Archuleta is able to reach that deep innermost part of our heart and tears will roll down our cheeks for the pure joy and passion in his voice.  David always emphasizes on the key words with emotion.

David can perform any style of music and sing it with a message and purpose, and make it his own.  Words can’t express how happy I am hearing David sing once again.  God is good!
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

David Archuleta's Anniversary of Crush Video

    Happy Sixth Anniversary!                                                                                                 
 
 
 
The lyrics to Crush explore the old question of true love and whether it is reciprocated, questioning if his feelings are real or not.
 
The song managed to "crush" the competition upon release. It rose to the top of the American charts and received positive reviews from the music press. Crush is an age appropriate mid-tempo pop song showcasing his vocal styling with lovely harmonies and great falsetto effects.

 The lyrics are sweet and innocent and concentrate on the common teen emotions which suit him perfectly to keep his young spirit evident. Crush mixes R&B beats with pop lyrics and sounds hip and contemporary

 His voice captures the same doubt and hope your heart has when it beats each time you think of someone that takes your breath away.  This song is very catchy and has enough speed and variety for both young and old.

 Crush’s initial sales were strong enough to push the song to a #2 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on iTunes and #16 on Amazon.com after one week release.

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 Crush video was released on September 16, 2008, on iTunes and was directed by Declan Whitebloom.  

 The video innocently portrays David on an outing with friends trying to get the attention of a girl on whom he apparently has a crush.  Several teens are together swimming at a lake, the guys get out, and David stays behind to help her out of the water. The teens are also shown in the cabin playing games and David is shown playing the guitar.  Other scenes show them by a campfire and at the end, David goes out on the deck of the cabin and the girl follows him, showing that she shares his feelings.

 Crush never gets old and you can get star struck listening to David’s fantastic voice and fall head over-heels in love.  He takes you back to those bygone days of school girl crushes while you unconsciously hum along to the music and lyrics.

 With lines like “Why do I keep running from the truth, all I ever think about is you, You got me hypnotized, so mesmerized” it’s hard not to feel for David as he cries, “I know this crush ain’t goin’ away,” and neither has ours!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Live LDS Youth Chat with David Archuleta

                        


Live Youth Chat with David Archuleta tonight!  Don't miss out!  #LDAfacetoface lds.org/youth/activities

Check it out and learn what David's mission was all about and his advice to other young men and women contemplating a mission.  He has also mentioned he will be singing and that is always worth hearing. 

Question will be accepted via twitter!  Enjoy!


                                                                            





                                                               

Monday, May 19, 2014

David Archuleta - Working On New Music


                                                 
 

Pop music began in the 1950 but as early as the l920’s.  Pop music has been the most listened music of this generation.  However creating pop music isn’t easy and one first needs to choose a moment in one’s life that is easily relatable to many others, plus finding the right lyrics and notes become difficult to accomplish.

Songs publisher’s years ago were in charge of the music industry along with records labels.  Music publishers and records labels serve very different functions.  Publishers work with songwriters and song demos, the raw material of the music business.  They deal primarily with the acquisition and promotion of songs.  Record labels work with recording artists and their finished products and are responsible for their promotion and marketing of master recordings.

With inexpensive and professional sounding production equipment artists can get their music to listeners without a label.  Has pop culture forgotten David Archuleta? I think not, his songs have a wonderful purity of emotion comforting in their tenderness. But is David reinventing himself?

It raises the eyebrows of some fans; is Spanish/Latin music in his future? Let’s hope so as he has already announced a Spanish song that has been completed.  Could his next album be a combination of Spanish/English with some gospel or will pop still be his mainstream choice?

Will he focus on making his next album more personal, create music that communicates to other people and also fulfills him artistically.  He has matured as a person and artist and hopefully his songs will still be about feelings and issues he really cares about; those emotions and situations that are meaningful that he has experienced.

David has immense potential and talent with one of the best voices in the world a true touch of magic.  He is a consummate musician that takes his craft seriously.  He touches so many people on so many levels.

Having lots of collaboration with different artists such as Brogan Kelby, Stephanie Mabey and Dustin Christensen keeps an artist fresh and its good for artists to step out of their comfort zone.

His voice during many of the Chile performances seems to have had a great inflection and expressiveness. His is the voice that spoke to me from the beginning and speaks to me even more powerfully today.

It’s time for him to lay claim to his remarkable musical gift………………God certainly blessed our world when he gave us David Archuleta.

His music has been many fans best friend through good times and bad, and whenever a song of his comes on the troubles of everyday life never seems that bad.  His music is poetry that speaks on an individual basis.

David has enjoyed a pretty phenomenal success so far and his career is an object lesson in breaking through in the competitive music business.  His songwriting is one thing, but I believe David is clearly combining this with a keen business sense and a highly focused approach to recording.  He may fully be involved in the management of his finances and marketing his own career.

David may choose to wear a number of different hats.  David did say he’s back but different!