In his pre American Idol days David Archuleta was a young artist very involved in music and recorded two songs written with Merrick Christensen a young man the same age as David. Both songs “Angels in The Alleyway” and The Most Beautiful Part About This Is” reflected personal and family struggles Merrick had, and with his fears of letting himself and God down.
The songs gave Merrick faith, inspiration and hope as he turned to God and realized his support was present. By David recording these songs with him it has had an incredible impact on him and his family’s life.
Music can reflect our actions and give us guidance, direction and carry messages of inspiration. Faith is built and strengthens by songs of many artists today one of which is David Archuleta. Many songs are filled with messages about appropriate and inappropriate attitudes and actions toward morality.
No matter how much music may be different in various cultures, it seems that music serves a general common purpose; to bring people together. David leaves a resonating sound for all listeners and illuminates passion for meaningful music.
David’s creative interpretations of touching songs give way to his productive future and his dedication to poignant melody’s will continue to give listeners the promise of a devoted singer in the music industry.
A struggle for power in the music industry causes conflict when many artists leave their music label in order to attain greater artistic freedom or better contracts. The industry and producers have the ability to control messages, influence lyrics, build specific fan bases and promote artists most likely to make money leaving less desirable but sometimes more talented artists in the shadows.
Radio play is essential and much more effective at selling music than print reviews. David could certainly use more radio play; his talent deserves more attention.
So the question as to labels for David on his return, very well may depend on his choice of the direction he wishes to take his music and if he feels a need to compromise his values. Falling into that well of dark discussions and decisions doesn’t seem to be in his character. There will be choices for David and many of them I have no doubt, and upon his return a more life experienced and mature young man will find a place for his music.
No one knows the rhythm of our hearts better than David Archuleta and the following two songs proved that at his early age music was food for his soul, and as it turned out he is food for our soul.