David Archuleta drops a fun new video for his latest single, “Faith in Me”. The clip is directed by Glee star Kevin McHale and Justin Thorne. The two also directed videos for his singles, “Ok All Right,” “Beast,” “Movin,” and a cover of the ‘Nsync Christmas song “Merry Christmas Happy Holidays”.
“This is the first song I think I’ve released feeling like, ‘OK, I’m at terms with myself, I’ve accepted it, cool,” David told Billboard in a recent interview. “This is what it feels like when…I can just enjoy who I am. And I don’t have to feel like I’m a horrible, evil person just because of [being queer]. Maybe I can just be happy.”
David is feeling free these days after coming out as queer in June 2021. Since then, he has worked on coming to terms with his sexuality amid his strict upbringing in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The lyrics of the song goe, Who cares what anyone else will say?/ No rules, no stops and only us/ We don’t have to stay here/ We don’t really have to take it slow/ Baby, you can put your faith in me.”
And indeed, the video features David dancing freely as he sing the upbeat song. “I don’t really release uptempo, energetic music,” David told Billboard. “And the point of the song was to release something energetic that I could, like, jump around in my room to.”
Watch David Archuleta’s “Faith in Me” music video below
On his Mormon faith David says: I’m honestly in limbo right now
Once again, David will head out on a Christmas tour. The dates are mostly in Utah, and he’s feeling some trepidation, he shared with Billboard.
“It’s bittersweet, David said regarding the tour, which are dates mostly in Utah. “I love Christmas. I was very religious. Hardcore. And all of this [coming out] has really shaken up my experience with it. And since I’ve come out and people know that about me, I feel exposed. And people don’t look at me the same.”
“I’m not going to be as religiously planted as I was before,” he told Billboard. “I guess I just have to be honest with them like I always have. I was honestly, genuinely in love with my beliefs before. And now I just have to be honest with, like, “You know what? This is where I’m at. I’m in a limbo state now.”