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DAVID ARCHULETA RELEASES BRAND NEW REMIXES OF “AFRAID TO LOVE”



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DAVID ARCHULETA RELEASES BRAND NEW REMIXES OF “AFRAID TO LOVE” HERE


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QUEERTY AWARD NOMINATION FOR BEST MUSIC VIDEO


CATCH UP WITH DAVID ON THE COVER OF “A BOOK OF” HERE

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – LOS ANGELES, CA – February 20, 2024


David Archuleta has released brand new remixes of his latest single, “Afraid To Love” mixed by Willy Beaman & Tim Ellis HERE. Additionally, David has been nominated for a 2024 GLAAD Award for “Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist” HERE as well as a Queerty Award for Best Music Video HERE. David is also scheduled to perform “Afraid To Love” live at both The Queerties Award show on March 12 and the GLAAD Media Awards ceremony on March 14 in Los Angeles.


Watch the official “Afraid To Love” music video HERE


David had these words to share about the song - “Since this song is one of the first that I’ve released to try and get people to dance, and was such a celebratory song of coming into my own, we thought it’d be fun to release some remixes to give people a few more flavors of how they can dance to the song. Or even chill to a lo-fi version. I hope it helps others feel encouraged to come into their own as well and not be afraid to love who they love! Including loving themselves. That in itself is a real journey especially as a queer person…I’m also excited that GLAAD and Queerty have felt what I’m doing is worth being recognized and I’m truly honored. I’m so glad to be a part of this community, the lgbtqia+ community and add my light to all the others who are trying to shine and make a positive change.”

 

David’s prolific wave of creativity is in high gear as he continues to step out of his comfort zone having performed on the fall ‘23 run of Dan Reynold’s (Imagine Dragons) LOVELOUD: LGBTQ+ Charity Music Events alongside Grammy winners Victoria Monét, Allison Russell & Tegan and Sara, Lindsey Stirling, Lauv and Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn, singing his way to the finale on The Masked Singer, being honored as one of Out Magazine’s 2023 Out 100 Storytellers HERE, and unveiling George Michael’s Star Dedication on Project Angel Food’s Path of Angels HERE.

David kicked off 2024 as the telecast opening performer at the 2024 Tournament of Roses Parade which aired nationwide to over 22 million viewers on New Year’s Day HERE and announced  (Hollywood Reporter HERE) that he has entered into a book deal brokered by Ultra Literary with Dey Street Books, a division of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins Publishers. The memoir will reveal, for the first time, the truth of his struggles growing up as a devout Mormon, achieving worldwide fame as a teen on American Idol, his choice to halt his music career to go on a mission in Chile, and his lifesaving decision to come out and live authentically. 

 

“Afraid to Love” lyrics

All your words like a weapon

But they can’t hurt anymore

Ain’t no time like the present

In the eye of the storm

I know I gotta let it go

And give up what I can’t control

Close the door

So I can open one more

So I’m gonna love you right

No matter what they don’t like

Cause baby what we do

It ain’t always black and white

I don’t care what they say

I’m gonna breakaway

Won’t be afraid to love

So I’m gonna love you right

No matter what they don’t like

Cause baby what we do

It ain’t always black and white

I don’t care what they say

I’m gonna breakaway

Won’t be afraid to love

Baby you feel like heaven

This could never be wrong

Nothing like this could be better

Here in your arms

I know I gotta let it go

And give up what I can’t control

Close the door

So I can open one more

So I’m gonna love you right

No matter what they don’t like

Cause baby what we do

It ain’t always black and white

I don’t care what they say

I’m gonna breakaway

Won’t be afraid to love

So I’m gonna love you right

No matter what they don’t like

Cause baby what we do

It ain’t always black and white

I don’t care what they say

I’m gonna breakaway

Won’t be afraid to love

So I’m gonna love you right

No matter what they don’t like

Cause baby what we do

It ain’t always black and white

I don’t care what they say

I’m gonna breakaway

Won’t be afraid to love

 

David is currently writing and recording new music to be released throughout 2024.

 

David’s most recent releases include:

 

Afraid To Love - HERE

I’m Yours - HERE 

“Up” - HERE

Faith In Me: HERE

Movin’: HERE

OK, All Right: HERE

Up All Night:HERE

 

Follow David Here:

 

About David Archuleta

In 2008, more than 30 million television viewers fell in love with singer songwriter David Archuleta; with his angelic voice, bashful sweetness and megawatt smile, over 44 million votes made him the first runner-up in Season 7 of American Idol - and a star at age 16. Shortly after “Idol,” David’s first single, “Crush,” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The track sold more than 2 million digital copies to become double platinum. Three months later, his self-titled album, David Archuleta, sold more than 900,000 copies worldwide.  With a faithful social media following (3.5 million Facebook followers, 1.1 million on Twitter, and over 1 million followers on Tik Tok), David has toured all over the U.S., Canada, Asia and even in the Middle East.


In 2020, David released his 8th album, Therapy Sessions, which featured an inside look into his internal struggle with himself - a battle he has experienced for most of his life. He carried a heavy burden by trying to be something he was not, while knowing that who he really was would put him at odds with the church he grew up in.  In 2021, David came out as queer to the LGBTQ community and continues to navigate his identity. During this time, he also had emergency vocal cord surgery, which left him unable to speak much for 3 months, resulting in a period of self-reflection.  In the summer of 2022, David then made his professional musical theater debut as “Joseph” in the acclaimed Andrew Lloyd Weber/Tim Rice musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  In the fall of 2022, David revealed to Good Morning America that he was experiencing a faith crisis and stepping away from the Church of Latter Day Saints, having been a Mormon his whole life.


2023 quickly shaped up to be the Year of Archuleta, not the least of which is because of his return to television. The Masked Singer saw David spread his wings (and end up a finalist) as the Macaw, a bird known for its exuberant personality. An audience favorite, David rose to the top against other heavyweight vocalists such as Pentatonix, Michael Bolton and Sara Evans. Watch HERE  and HERE.  


David also joined longtime friend Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons lead singer) for the “Love Loud” tour with Grammy winner Victoria Monét, Tegan and Sara, Lindsey Stirling, Lauv and Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn.  Additionally, David was named  one of OUT Magazine’s “2023 Out 100 Storytellers” HERE and was invited to speak at and unveil George Michael’s Star at Project Angel Food’s Path of Angels ceremony HERE.


2023 also saw David release 3 new singles, “Up”- HERE , “I’m Yours” - Winner of six Film Fest Awards for Best Music Video including  Cannes World Film Festival 2024  - HERE.


“Afraid To Love” - HERE “This song is about celebrating and getting people to dance. I wanted something that you could hear at a dance club or to get you jamming late at night in your house. I’ve been learning to accept myself as I am and to not be afraid anymore of what people think of me. Letting go of any hate and declaring to everyone I’m not going to fear what people think of me for loving whoever I love.”


David kicked off 2024 as the telecast opening performer at the 2024 Tournament of Roses Parade which aired nationwide to over 22 million viewers on New Year’s Day HERE and announced  (Hollywood Reporter HERE) that he has entered into a book deal brokered by Ultra Literary with Dey Street Books, a division of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins Publishers. The memoir will reveal, for the first time, the truth of his struggles growing up as a devout Mormon, achieving worldwide fame as a teen on American Idol, his choice to halt his music career to go on a mission in Chile, and his lifesaving decision to come out and live authentically.  Additionally, David has been nominated for a GLAAD Award for “Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist,” a Queerty Award for “Best Music Video” and released brand new remixes of “Afraid To Love” mixed by Willy Beaman  & Tim Ellis HERE.


Complete Press info including hi-res art here:  HERE

 

For further info please contact Ken Phillips Publicity Group, Inc.

 


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