David Archuleta is hard at work writing songs for his next studio album.
Recently, David sat down with Jim Cantiello of MTV news to discuss what fans might expect on his next album, set to be released in 2010.
(The interview was done the day Jim and David went Christmas Caroling together. Good Stuff.)
David spent a week in Nashville working with Joy Williams, Matt Wertz and Mat Kearney producer Robert Marvin (Marvin tweeted two song titles, “Falling Awake” and “Sooner or Later”).
In New York City, David collaborated with songwriter/producer Jeymes Samuel, who has worked with KT Tunstall, Mr Hudson and, the Gorillaz.
“I’m hoping that at least some of the songs I’ve written this time around will be able to make it on to the record, ” Archuleta recently told MTV News. “I don’t think songs have to be like these super-#1-smash-hit-sounding songs, because I think it’s more important that it’s like, ‘Hey! This is coming out of me. This is something I connect with. This is something that I like to sing.’ ”
In addition to pushing himself as a songwriter, Archuleta hints that he might cover more genres on the next album. “Even if it’s, like, different styles of music … when you write, it’s like, ‘Yeah, even though these songs are different, they’re David songs.’ And you can’t say anything different. You can’t say, ‘Oh, that’s not a David song.’ It’s like, ‘Well, yeah it is because it’s my story and I wrote about it and it’s coming out of me!’ “
UPDATE: David is in LA this week, working with Victoria Horn (@ladyvmusic) who’s worked with Katy Perry, Boyonce, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks and Brandy, Matt Squire (@Matt_Squire) who’s worked with Panic! at the Disco, All Time Low, boys Like Girls, Emily Osment and Katy Perry.
Videos after the jump! David elaborates on the songwriting process.
David’s Christmas album, Christmas From The Heart is available in stores now:
Videos after the Jump…
On collaborating with Jeymes Samuel–worked with the Gorillaz–in New York.
David wants the songs on his next record to be “David” songs. The songs he’s working on will be more personal, autobiographical.
David elaborates more on the songwriting process, with he finds cathartic. He recently finished 6 songs. The music will be “his story”.