David Archuleta to Release New Album “Begin” in August

American Idol alum, David Archuleta is in Chile on a Mormon mission, but that doesn’t mean he can’t release new music while he’s away.

David’s next studio album, titled Begin, will be a mix of cover songs and original tracks and is set for release in the US on August 7, 2012.

The new disc is David’s fifth solo album after his debut record David Archuleta, the holiday album Christmas From The Heart, the sophomore record The Other Side Of Down, and the OPM album Forevermore.

Check David’s official website for further information, including international release dates (DavidArchuleta.com)

  • http://twitter.com/VABeachJudy Judy#DA2014

    WOW!  So excited for the NEW album BEGIN. coming in August!  CAN’T WAIT! His album forevermore is AMAZING too!  WE are such LUCKY FANS! 

  • http://twitter.com/Marylee_DA2014 ??Marylee~#DA2014??

    I’m beyond excited about this new CD coming up..David is the BEST of the BEST…even from far away..he’s ALWAYS thinking of his fans. Thank you David from the bottom of my heart?

  • Anonymous

    That’s a nice treat for his fans, although I wouldn’t expect that he’ll be able to promote it aside from maybe tweeting about it or doing a video blog.

  • Anonymous

    still groovin’ on Forevermore and another album’s out in August? cool … that Archie recorded all this for fans before he left still blows me away. amazing dude

  • Anonymous

    How cool that it is being released on my birthday.  I am very excited to hear David’s cover of Bridge Over Troubled Water. Ever since someone tweeted that David sang it with Straight No Chaser, I’ve wanted to hear him sing it.  I’m also interested in seeing what other covers David recorded as well as his original songs.  

  • http://twitter.com/rhed31 rhed31

    I think David got more done in the first four months of this year than most ppl do in 2 years. He kept calling this album a covers album so having original songs in there is a very pleasant surprise for me. Couldn’t be happier. :)

  • http://twitter.com/sliced_pickles Dilliam Le Pick

    David Archuleta is the gift that keeps on giving.

    I am STOKED (biggest understatement of the year). Thank You, David. Let the flailing BEGIN. :-)

    For more updates, go to David’s official site: davidarchuleta.com
    Or follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/DavidArchie
    Congrats on him hitting a million followers, btw.

  • AllenTX

    Clay Aiken #2. 

  • http://twitter.com/SopheArchie Sopheapheak

    AW BEGIN 

    cAN’T WAIT=D

  • http://twitter.com/SopheArchie Sopheapheak

    AW BEGIN 

    cAN’T WAIT=D

  • Anonymous

    I personally think he’s more like David Archuleta #1 but that’s an interesting insight.

    Pretty awesome that he found time to record original music along with the covers he did for this album. I also am impressed that David and his team have been able to find ways to keep fans connected to him even while he’s away and especially to see all he’s accomplished since leaving a major record label and his mgmt company. Two album releases (soon to be three), two tours, an acting gig, an endorsement deal, countless press…and I’m probably forgetting things.

    I will be interested to see what direction the original music takes. Some have speculated it will be more inspirational in nature since its to be released while he’s on a mission.

  • Anonymous

    KrisKD   What a great birthday gift for you!  David is one amazing young man!  He just makes things happen rather than wait around for them to happen.  I am pretty excited to know that in a few months we will have more David music.  I am still addicted to Forevermore.  I just love that CD.

  • djafan

    BEGIN.

    All caps with a period.  I can’t wait to hear the back story to the album title. 

    David tweeted this back in February, ““Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” I wonder if there is any
    relation. With the phenom that David is I would say yes. Now we wait
    for tracklist, album cover art, will a single be released before the
    album? Exciting times. Who would’ve thought all of this while he’s on a mission.  Another observation made by a fan is the release date 8/7 is the same date of his first release post AI, Crush.

    David A’s twitter followers keep increasing.  He hit 1 mil on 5/4 and today he’s at 1,012,520, over 4,000 a day.  Incredible.

  • djafan

    BEGIN.

    All caps with a period.  I can’t wait to hear the back story to the album title. 

    David tweeted this back in February, ““Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” I wonder if there is any
    relation. With the phenom that David is I would say yes. Now we wait
    for tracklist, album cover art, will a single be released before the
    album? Exciting times. Who would’ve thought all of this while he’s on a mission.  Another observation made by a fan is the release date 8/7 is the same date of his first release post AI, Crush.

    David A’s twitter followers keep increasing.  He hit 1 mil on 5/4 and today he’s at 1,012,520, over 4,000 a day.  Incredible.

  • djafan

     lol I bought Clay’s music, it was good.  The only difference is that I didn’t “want” to hear Clay sing every song ever written.  On the other hand I want, no “need” to hear David Archuleta #1 sing every song I’ve ever loved :)

  • Anonymous

    How absolutely awesome is that?  I’ll tell you.  Extremely.
     
    I knew he was going to put out some covers at some point, but original music?  Blow me over, water me, and I’ll sprout some daisies, I’m so done for. 

    I wouldn’t even put it past him to somehow make more music on his mission during his days off, for us.  OK, maybe that’s just wishful thinking.  But I can dream, can’t I?

  • http://twitter.com/sliced_pickles Dilliam Le Pick

    Your comment is lovely.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt that this album will need any promotion at all. If David picked…or wrote the songs….I will buy sight unseen as I’m sure many others will. Cant’ wait!

  • http://twitter.com/sliced_pickles Dilliam Le Pick

    Oh yes! Not to forget about that album cover :D

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F4MV5R5LWMVHVW4HAXP6NCTIRE ghl

    AllenTX,
    I have never seen Clay Aiken, rocking out songs like Everybody Wants to Rule the World, The Reason (on piano), Crazy (on piano), Zero Gravity(own penned dancey song), The Otherside of Down, Gotta Get Thru This (rearranged jazzy rendition), This Christmas (rearranged jazzy rendition), Contigo En La Distancia, Los Pastores a Belen, Nandito Ako in foreign languages.

    David Archuleta is David Archuleta.  So diverse in talent, taste and ability to sing/write/rearrange songs.

  • http://twitter.com/PattyBToronto Patty Bartra

    I am beyond thrilled to know that David thought so much about us, his loyal fans, while preparing to go on his Mission! His team, while he is away, is doing a fantastic job in keeping us informed and happy :) David is a very special talented young man, no other compares, or will compare to him…I am honored to be a supporter of his :)

  • http://twitter.com/erlindita Linda Spivey

    I am so excited for Davids 5th album to come out 8/7.  David is such a great singer and performer.  He really does appreciate his fans and lets us know by doing things like this for us. God Bless you David.

  • Anonymous

    I’m keeping my expectations managed about a single. Without a record label to push his music to radio, I don’t see much point in a single. Even when he HAD a label, they didn’t do much for him in radio play. At this time, we don’t even know if it will be available on iTunes. (a girl can hope though!)

    For me, what will really be most telling about his long term career is what happens when he gets back from the mission — if he signs some kind of deal either with a major label or a major distributor to get his music out to the masses. As much as I’m looking forward to the album in August, I think it will be a fairly low key release and it really is probably aimed mostly at the existing fans.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    For me, what will really be most telling about his long term career is what happens when he gets back from the mission — if he signs some kind of deal either with a major label or a major distributor to get his music out to the masses. As much as I’m looking forward to the album in August, I think it will be a fairly low key release and it really is probably aimed mostly at the existing fans.

    ^^^That. That that that that.

    Archuleta’s off on a Big Formative Experience. He’s going to come back with changed perspective and make new career decisions. I think it’s great that he’s giving his fans a treat with music that he’s interested in making right now — and it’s good for him, too, to have done the music that excites him now, so that however he matures, he has lived right now to the fullest musically.

    But as a career-shaping release with single, promo, and sales beyond his most dedicated fanbase… no, I think that’s not this album’s role. 

  • djafan

    You’re right about the single.  Though there is talk about another single and music video being released from his Forevermore album in Asia.  Rumor has it that it will be Rainbow, one of my favorites.  Forevermore is at #1 for the 19th day in the Philippines.

    Interestingly enough the existing fans seem to be growing.

  • djafan

    “Archuleta’s off on a Big Formative Experience. He’s going to come back
    with changed perspective and make new career decisions. I think it’s
    great that he’s giving his fans a treat with music that he’s interested
    in making right now — and it’s good for him, too, to have done the music that excites him now, so that however he matures, he has lived right now to the fullest musically.”

    Very nicely put.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I think it’s awesome that Archie is able to release some new music while he is off on his 2-year mission so that the fans will have something to tide them over for a while.  He’s a a great kid.

  • callmecrazy

    Archiiiieeee….o/
     
    More music, More Archie, MORE EXCITEMENT!!!

    Makes it much easier for us fans who miss him while he is on his mission.  Awe, he is so good to us….o/*heart melting*o/

  • Anonymous

    So excited we have a Release Date now

  • Anonymous

    Intrigued by the name of the Album which is  BEGIN.  Even though David won’t be available to promote it, Kurt Bestor (one of the producers) has already had one TV appearance which to me was a good start at least for fans and SLC.  He talked highly of David’s voice and has worked with him in the past.
    I’m sure he will do more promotion later!!  Glad they will be releasing the Album Internationally as David has many fans in other countries.

    There is an Extreme Makeover segment being shown in the Phillipines this coming Sunday in which David appeared in.  Looking forward to seeing it.

    David’s album Forevermore has been #1 on Myx.ph charts in the Phillipines competing with other artists.

  • Anonymous

    Good news about the new album. It will be great to hear new music from David. I do agree that the most telling about his long term career is what happens when he returns from the mission. I have realistic expectations about this album but still really nice to see him releasing new music while he is away. David has over one million twitter followers. Good for him.

  • Anonymous

    Pretty blessed to be a fan of David Archuleta.  He has given us so much. 2 pop albums, a Christmas album, an OPM of love songs, and now a new albums of covers and original music….  Not to mention a autobiograpy, a song on the album Celtic Christmas with Orla Fallon, and, of course, the wonderful Glad Christmas Tidings.  The young man is only 21 years old, too.  Wow!  I hope he is getting a much needed break out of the crazy schedule he has been living for the last four years.  I know he is still very busy, but it is a much different
    way of life than he has been used to.  If you put the tours, the charity and regular performances, the modeling, and the mini-series in the mix, I am amazed that he has stayed so healthy.

  • http://twitter.com/sweetonda sweetonda

    Come August we (David’s fans) are going to let the good times roll!  Another album release from David is outstanding!  I’m still enjoying Forevermore, which has been playing daily.  It won’t matter what is on BEGIN.  I will love every single track because my favorite artist is singing them!  Thank you DA!

  • Kitwana

    Wow, BEGIN coming out in August is really an unexpected treat for David’s fans.  A few random thoughts:

    1.  I am surprised that it is coming out so soon after Forevermore, especially since that CD just became available at HMV Singapore a couple of weeks ago and is coming out in Malaysia shortly.  I would have thought that it would be better for David to space the releases out more in order to have new music to release in 2013.  But he may very well have recorded more stuff in 2011 to release in 2013. 

    2.  I wonder if the release of BEGIN in August means that David is not going to try to release Forevermore in the US?  It was on iTunes for a nanosecond and then was removed without explanation.  It’s too bad because I really think the Forevermore CD contains some of his best work. 

    3.  I agree that expectations for sales of BEGIN have to be realistic when there will be no big label backing, no radio play and no David present to do promotion.  Distribution will be a problem because without the label, there’s no way it will be as available in as many locations as his major label CDs. However, Jive did not exactly promote the heck out of David’s last 2 CDs.  There was NO national TV appearance for the lead single – No Ellen, no Leno, Kimmel, Fallon, Letterman, no Regis and Kelly, no GMA, no Today Show and certainly no American Idol performance.  The lead single still sold 21k in its first week.  When his CD was released, there were two national TV appearances only – Regis and Kelly and Wendy Williams and it still outsold Joe Jonas’s heavily promoted CD. I am cautiously optimistic.

    4.  How the heck did David get out of his deal with 19R?  There are some Idols from the very early seasons of Idol who still have a link to 19R.  David is not selling millions but he is releasing lots of music that is doing well in Asia.  Why would 19R not want some of that money?  Maybe Azoff really negotiated a good deal for David after Season 7. 

    5.  Hopefully David will try to release BEGIN in Asia.  Unlike in the U.S., he does have strong support from Radio and record stores there so promotion and distribution should be easier.  I think he is lucky to have solid support outside of the U.S.  As many have said before, a dollar is a dollar wherever it is earned.  Presently, some of the economies in Asia are actually doing better than the U.S. and Europe.

    6.  Who wants to bet me that there won’t be a single mention of this BEGIN CD on any American Idol or 19 related site, entity or publication?  Frankly, it surprises me still that there has been no mention of his mission or his Forevermore CD by American Idol related entities at all.  Maybe it has something to do with point #4 haha.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mayarahmawatysari1 Maya Muslimah Archie

    I Can’t Wait “BEGIN” this is new album August but I’m glad

  • Anonymous

    Forevermore is available in the U.S. through Amazon though more expensive than ordering from http://www.WOWHD/US division which ships free.

    Downloads are available thru opm.mymusicstore.com.ph   for .82 per song.
    Cheaper than I tunes and you can use Paypal or US charge cards.

    No word on why it was dropped suddenly from US Itunes.  I had ordered it there prior it being dropped for  1.09 per song

    Some are thinking some legalize was involved.

  • djafan

    I’m really excited about the person that is doing the album cover for David’s BEGIN.  Katie also did The Civil Wars album cover which I loved.

    I think she’s as excited as we are, she tweeted about it.

    katie (moore)
    ?
    @K_80

    I finally get to design an album for my favorite american idol. who else is jazzed? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J1-eYBbspA

    Her website.
    http://www.thisnotthisdesign.com/

  • Anonymous

    How does a guy on a 2 yr out of the country mission, without label or professional management, manage to still put out and distribute music, while holding the interest of his core fans domestic and abroad?b Specially when more recent alums w/ big label contracts and mgmt and those so called ‘perks’ can’t get arrested, or get anyone to play their music on radio, or buy it? Gotta give the little guy props – he’s not fading near as fast into oblivion or irrelevancy as some of his peers with all those ‘perks’. If anything, it’s probably been more financially lucrative for him, not being beholden to a label, or paying hi-priced mgmt for doing nothing, lol… Looks like a win/win for the fans – and him.

  • djafan

     DITTO!

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel DorkAngel-GBW

    WoW! 5 albums in 4 years. Who knew David would be such a prolific artist! But then, those who know him personally all say he’s a walking jukebox. @.@! So thrilled for all the music he’s left for us now, and will definitely be waiting to see/hear what direction his music will take when he returns.
     

  • jonnyk

    Great.  Need to save money. Hope international fans can purchase BEGIN.

  • jonnyk

    Just want to say Forevermore, debut single, from his newest album Forevermore, released in the Philippines is battling out hard against Gotta Be You by One Direction on MYX, Filipino version of MTV.  Forevermore has regained #1 spot on Daily top 10.  It’s 17th times of reigning #1 spot.  The song by One Direction, introduced two weeks ago, is playing see-saw with Forevermore.  It is fun to watch two dedicated fanbases battling against each other.  haha.

  • http://twitter.com/hazeleyd71 Michelle G

    Cant wait for BEGIN. So proud to be a fan of David Archuleta, and I always will be. He has given us so many gifts, and he continues to give each and every day with his big beautiful heart. Cant thank him enough!

  • sue

    Yippie more music from David! Can’t wait, love “Forevermore” but I can’t listen to love songs all day, lols. Plus this seems like the album he wanted to release during his  2 year break. “Forevermore” was really a last minute project.  “BEGIN.” is being released by some small Utah distributor/label right? So excited!

  • http://twitter.com/KathyHsayshi KathyH

    Late but I can’t wait to buy and listen to BEGIN. I love that it is both covers and originals, actually, and am seriously impressed that he was able to record original music at all. Makes me feel like such a slacker, that guy.

  • http://twitter.com/germanyet lct

    Just nodding my head how this guy – gone for two years now has over a million followers on twitter, put out an album right after he left – which by the way is the best one so far, is releasing another one in Aug..  How many does he have?  Let’s see First two albums were with Jive, Christmas one, Glad Tidings, Forevermore, and the one from the Philipines, a clothing sponsorship AND hair products and a mini TV series – oh and a bestseller book?  That is one hard working young man and I tip my hat to him!  Gotta respect him!