First things first. E! News Online is reporting that upcoming albums by David Archuleta and David Cook will be released on the same day in November.
Wow. That sounds familiar. Yes, it’s coming back to me…it was the summer of 2006…when Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee and Kellie Pickler were also reported to be releasing records on the same day in November.
In the end, Kellie released in November, Taylor in December and Katharine in January. WHATEVER. I won’t believe the double-release news until it actually happens. Record release dates are subject to change, and they usually DO change.
E! is also reporting that David Archuleta is working on songs with Rock Mafia Records:
A source tells us that Jeff Archuleta, the little one’s infamous father-manager (dadager, perhaps?), recently met with Rock Mafia producers Antonia Armato and Tim James, who cowrote and coproduced eight of the tracks on Cyrus’ latest album, Breakout. They have also worked with Mariah Carey, Vanessa Hudgens and Aly & AJ.
Father and son came away from the powwow convinced that they should proceed “in that direction, ” our insider said. “They want a Miley touch to the album.”
According to E!, Archie will record at least 2 songs with Rock Mafia. Says a source, “David knows he needs to have a big radio hit, and Miley’s producers are the closest thing he can get to a guarantee.” I think David’s new, insanely catchy single, “Crush” is going to going to take care of the label’s need for a radio hit, just fine.