American Idol season 7 singer David Archuleta takes a long walk in the woods for his new “Numb” music video. The beautiful mountains, green forest and crystal clear streams seem to cleanse the young singer’s mind as he sings about living a life that is authentic.
In a recent interview with Billboard magazine, the singer revealed that the song came together after he returned in 2014 from a two year LDS mission trip:
“It was during the time that I returned from my mission trip of two years in Chile. I was trying to get accustomed back to becoming a performer and an artist, and getting back into the whole business of it. It was hard and really challenging, and I was wondering if I even wanted to keep doing it, and I was having a really hard time. I was really missing Chile and doing something that really wasn’t about me. It was so much the opposite, and what can I do for other people and helping them in whatever way. I was just missing the people I was with.”
With so many doubts weighing on his mind, David attended an already-scheduled writing session in Nashville. By the end of the session, he realized that songwriting could be an outlet for his new-found honesty.
“It was so relieving. That’s all I needed to do,” he says. “I just needed to know I could be real with people. I needed to know I could be honest and talk about how I was really feeling at that time in my life. I feel like, as a musician, people want to feel a story. You know, there are songs that people want to have a good time — fun, summer songs. But I think a lot of other times, people do really want to connect with what’s coming from someone’s heart, from their soul, and what they’re going through. I feel like this was a song that was that for me.”
David has several more songs near completion that he plans to release in an EP or album. In the meantime, he’ll be embarking on a Christmas tour, kicking off in Utah on Nov. 25 with Nathan Pacheo. A Christmas single, “My Little Prayer,” is forthcoming. Tickets for David’s tour are available at his website.
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