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David Archuleta Unveils Single Artwork, Releases 'Something 'Bout Love' July 20th

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

David Archuleta Unveils Single Artwork, Releases 'Something 'Bout Love' July 20th

I don't know whether to LOVE or HATE our boy 'Archie.' On his season of American Idol, I didn't really like David Cook's genre of music but thought he was super talented. David Archuleta was talented too...but his music was kind of bland. The new Archuleta single, "Something 'Bout Love" comes out digitally July 20th on Jive Records and I'm on the fence about the song. Written by Archie and the writing pair S*A*M and Sluggo (the duo behind Metro Station's "Shake It"), it doesn't really do ANYTHING for me. It's a fine, average pop song but there's no WOW factor. Let's be honest though, "Crush" wasn't anything brilliant either yet it managed to climb to the #2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. I guess if Archuleta is happy releasing SAFE pop music time and time again, then so be it. I, for one am getting a little bored.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This song is awesome! Bland I dont think so! Sounds like another hit to me!!!! This is the first review I have seen that isnt really positive and just smitten with the song! Killer vocals and a great dance song! Cant wait to hear his new album! Congrates to Archie for singing at the Capitol 4th. What an honor! I guess some people see your talent:)

July 11, 2010 at 1:56 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Clearly a passionate David Archuleta fan. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion. This is mine. Thanks for reading!

July 11, 2010 at 3:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not the biggest archuleta fan, but i think he is mad talented. but this song jams... he has come out swinging, and this track is going to snatch a few wigs off some of the pretend singers and fake pop stars out there. this beat and his vocals are s i c k. r u listening to this song, i mean really listening... 1st off, it is much better sung and produced than a lot of dreck that passes for pop music on top 40. the difference is archuleta can fucking sing, and makes the song work, because there are key changes and choruses that show off his range - listen to this guy explode up into the key change in the chorus - this is him singing the crap out of the song. archie has a range as opposed to the autotuned wonders clogging up the charts like katy perry, kesha, miley et al. i think it's messing you up because you are still stuck in the past, stuck on idol image david - wipe that outta your head, and listen to this song, and listen to what is playing now on top 40 radio, and some of the rhythmic/dance stations... the songs fits, and kicks butt. i feel a monster, no joke. radio is a fool if they don't jump on this song - it's a burner.

July 11, 2010 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I mean maybe you're a little right about being stuck in the past. I agree that he has talent. This was just my first impression. Sometimes songs take time to grow on you. First impression...I wasn't blown away. It might take time. If that's the case then I'll be the first to admit I was wrong. Right now though, I'm not loving it.

July 11, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

listen to this version on his web site - it's the best i've heard. the synthesizers are bumping, but archuleta's got the chops going on to make all the elements work. he has some vocal effects in the track, but nothing that detracts... beauty of it all is he will be able to jam this live - what pop singer outside of him and a handful can sing outside of a studio, or autotune. i'm telling you, this song should blow up across several formats.

July 11, 2010 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger violet4ever said...

Thanks for your review Jamie. I think I know what you mean - he's capable of a lot more than a dance tune shows off. But I think it's a great choice for summer radio. Based on how much David's fans of all ages loved Zero Gravity I think this song will be really popular. I also noticed a lot of people who normally aren't David fans love this song. And I don't think there is any doubt that SBL will be great in a tour set, like ZG was.

David said SBL's style not really representative of the album. But I think the message probably is very David.

David said the message is: "It’s a song about people getting frustrated with love and a lot of people getting hurt by situations whether it’s with a relationship or with family member, parents, or someone you just care about. I think everyone goes through those situations of love and even though it’s kind of different for everybody, I think we’ve all had those same kind of emotions and even though people have gone through that and feel frustrated at times there’s still something about love that you still shouldn’t give up on.”

July 15, 2010 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I'm gonna be honest - of all of my post I didn't think this one would create such a discussion! :-) I like it! I agree with you is a good song for summer radio. I just know that this pop music, especially David Archuleta's brand of pop is not always the easiest sell here in the U.S. It's also becoming a harder sell in the UK, where pop always seemed to do well. While I'm still not 100% sold on this, it may be a grower. Give me a few more listens and I may change my tune.

July 15, 2010 at 3:59 PM  

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