David Archuleta – New Single “Touch My Hand” Goes for Radio Adds in December – And Other Assorted Odds and Ends

David Archuleta’s record label, Jive, is planning to release a new single from his   upcoming album.   According to All Access, David’s next single will be “Touch My Hand.”

You can listen to it on the stream of his upcoming album here. The song goes for adds in Pop on 12/9. The album drops on 11/11.

Jive had already been testing a couple of songs, so the choice of “Touch My Hand” isn’t exactly a surprise.

I think it’s one of the weaker songs on the album, but what do I know? Jive is the master of choosing hit songs for their young artists,   so I’m not even going to begin to question them.

I mean, they took S6 winner, Jordin Sparks, fresh off an Idol season with zero buzz, and turned her into a bonafide pop star. I bow to their magic touch.

“Crush” is currently #20 on the Billboard Hot 100.   It’s stalled on the charts the past few weeks, so I imagine Jive decided to move on to a new single sooner rather than later to take advantage of   David’s promo tour for the new album.

A couple of other Archie related items, after the JUMP…

David displays an eclectic taste in music when USA Today asks him What Are You Listening To?   He’s got the usual suspects, John Mayer, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat on his list. But there are some surprising choices too–including two of my favs, Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush (!!!)   Plus, indie rock from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The White Stripes and Sufjan Stevens.   Interesting!

Also, check out this interview from Reuters.   David says he won’t be sitting at the piano for his upcoming appearances:

Right now, I’ve been more focused on making sure I am singing the songs as best as I can. I get a little nervous because you don’t know how well you are going to do. But it is so much fun when you are up on stage. You forget about your nerves because you are loving what you do.

There’s a new My Space blog where David goes into detail about the Jason Mraz concert he attended with Jason Castro.

And a reminder: David will be performing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno later this evening…

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