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David Archuleta’s new single, “Crush”, has received overwhelmingly favorable reviews. And, rightfully so! This new single should dispel any rumors that David is not destined for an extremely lucrative career as a current pop artist.
Today, August 12th,the CD was released and the buzz is certainly out there. David Archuleta has arrived and in a monumental way.
Recently signed by 19Recordings/Jive Records, a record company noted for it’s ability to successfully create and market young artists who appeal to the mainstream audience, David’s new single is brimming with the youthful enthusiasm and soulful excellence that has made him a star in the past season of American Idol.
As I listen to “Crush”, I am immediately impressed by the clarity of the end production. Usually, the singer’s voice is overshadowed by the background arrangement but, in David’s case, his superior vocals remain the focal point in the production mix.
And so it should! After all, it’s David’s extraordinary voice and capability to touch people’s hearts with his vocal instrument that has allowed him to distinguish himself from the rest of the pack. His unique ability to combine his passionate soulful artistry with brilliant vocal skills is something truly special in this day and age of over-processed vocal recordings. His voice should – and needs to – be heard and I believe that Jive understood this fact above all else.
David himself has gone on record to state that he wants to appeal to a young, current demographic and this song certainly does that.
However, he knows that, eventually, he would like to display his diversity to the music industry and this is the David I hope will eventually emerge as he journeys on his road to superstardom. I love the creative sophistication he brings to songs such as “When You Say You Love Me” and Richard Parkinson’s arrangement of “Think Of Me”. These are songs that really speak to David’s inspiring talent and will, in fact, secure the expansion of his demographic audience.
But, in the interim, I am loving David’s young, fresh, enthusiatic version of “Crush”, watching as it climbs the Billboard charts and receives more airplay with each passing day. Make no mistake about it – this song is going to be a huge hit.
If you wish to promote this CRUSHing single even further, please head on over to Fans Of David , a new and excellent resource site for our David, for some excellent advice on how to become a part of David’s ongoing success.