David Archuleta is going to get his chance to show his teenage side when he releases his sophomore album, The Upside of Down on Oct.5. The âAmerican Idolâ Season 7 runner-upâs self-titled debut album sold 762, 000 copies, but did not capture his youthfulness, aside from the single âCrush.â The 19-year-old Utah nativeâs second effort will show his fun side with the help of upbeat pop songs. âMy goal with the album was to make it as âmeâ as possible,â says Archuleta. âI wanted to introduce people to the kind of goofy, dorky, weird personality I have. The first album had a lot of great pop songs, but this album is so much more personal.â Archuleta wrote 10 of the albumâs 12 tracks, and worked with Emanuel Kiriakou and Dave Hodges, the writers of his song âCrush.â Nashville, was the setting for Archuletaâs writing sessions for this new album, and took place between the release of his holiday album, âChristmas From the Heartâ and his book which was published in June, âChords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song, and the Power of Perseverance.â The first single, âSomething âBout Love,â was released on July 20, and 45, 000 downloads have been sold. On this second album, fans can expect to hear songs such as âThings are Gonna Get Better,â where Archuleta gives an uplifting message, and âElevator,â where he puts his boyish charm on display.
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