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DAVID ARCHULETA WOULD “RATHER BE LONELY” ON NEW SELF ANALYTICAL SINGLE RELEASE

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“HELL TOGETHER” DANCE REMIXES OUT NOW – Listen Here

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – LOS ANGELES, CA – July 19, 2024 –Hot off the heels of his recent hit single, “Hell Together,” singer-songwriter David Archuleta who has always worn his heart on his sleeve when it comes to songwriting dives deep into his emotions on his new single, “Rather Be Lonely.” The track, HERE was written by David, Ryan Nealon, Jules Brave & Alex Wilke (Wilke also produced) and reveals David’s fear of commitment within relationships and how learning to navigate that aspect of his life as a grown man.


“Rather Be Lonely” is about the sadness you feel when you feel lonely, even when you’re around others who love you. Some people push others away because they believe they don’t deserve to be loved. I’ve come a long way, but there are still some beliefs I learned as a child that I can’t quite get rid of, that continues to overshadow love. 


The other songwriters and I also wanted “Rather Be Lonely” to feel soothing and comforting. I hope the song provides a space for a listener to reflect on triggers, trust issues, and the hope to find healing.” Says David


Watch the lyric video HERE and the Tik Tok “first listens” HERE and HERE

 

“RATHER BE LONELY” LYRICS

VERSE

I stopped saying good morning

I stopped sleeping every night in your bed

You still make me breakfast, I start to resent it

I think we’d be better off as friends

 

PRE

I do this every time

‘Cause of what I’ve learned all my life

 

CHORUS

That

“We need to talk” meant “you need to listen”

Those three little words always came with conditions

It’s not that I don’t want you to hold me

But they told me that

it doesn’t matter if I have an opinion

So now I’m avoidant and scared of commitment

‘Cause If someone’s love means they control me

I’d rather be lonely

 

VERSE 2

You could make me feel important

Could be patient, secure, and supportive

You could be all that I’ve wanted, but then the worst part is

That I know it has to end

 

PRE

I do this every time

‘Cause of what I’ve learned all my life

 

CHORUS

That

“We need to talk” meant “you need to listen”

Those three little words always came with conditions

It’s not that I don’t want you to hold me

But they told me that

it doesn’t matter if I have an opinion

So now I’m avoidant and scared of commitment

Cause If someone’s love means they control me

I’d rather be lonely

 

OUTRO

‘Cause if someone’s love means they control me

I’d rather be lonely

 

As David continues to unlock new levels of freedom in his music and beyond, Archuleta has found an endless source of inspiration in his growing passion for dancing, raves, and festival culture. “EDM festivals and dancing have been a new way of feeling a sense of community and togetherness that I was worried I would lose,” he says.“Feeling a oneness through music and dancing is so magical and therapeutic—it’s freeing and also creative. It has encouraged me to be more fearless and to not be afraid to express myself in more creative ways.” To celebrate, David has released 3 new dance remixes by Ty Sunderland, De’La and Andrew Lux  for his hit single, “Hell Together” HERE

 

iHeart Radio Concert performance “Hell Together” - HERE

Good Morning America “Hell Together” HERE and HERE

Louis Levanti Tik Tok - HERE

ABC News Nightline –  HERE

People Magazine  HERE

Forbes Magazine - HERE

Paper magazine -Here

A Book Of Cover Story HERE

 

David’s most recent releases include:

Hell Together - HERE

Afraid To Love - HERE

I’m Yours - HERE 

“Up” - HERE

Faith In Me: HERE

Movin’: HERE

OK, All Right: HERE

 

Follow David Here:

Twitter 1.1M Followers 

TikTok 1.1M Followers +  15M Likes

Instagram 570k Followers 

Facebook 3.4M Followers

YouTube 820k Subscribers 

Spotify 1.6M monthly listeners

 

Complete Press info including hi-res art here:  HERE

 

ABOUT DAVID ARCHULETA:

Since first stepping into the pop spotlight at age 17, David Archuleta has embodied the kind of genuine star power that can’t be manufactured. After years of dazzling audiences with his radiant personality and phenomenal voice—a journey that’s included turning out multiple platinum-selling hits, achieving global acclaim as a captivating live performer, and emerging as an undeniable fixture on the pop-culture scene—the Miami-born singer/songwriter experienced a major personal transformation that radically altered his identity as an artist. As shown on his recent single “Hell Together,” Archuleta has dramatically expanded the landscape of his songwriting and devoted himself to making pop music with equal parts uncompromising emotion and exhilarating impact. 

 

With his latest triumphs including winning the 2024 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist and landing a book deal with a HarperCollins imprint for his forthcoming memoir, Archuleta first moved toward the unfiltered truth of his new material with a revelatory writing trip to Toronto in late 2022. “It was a really magical week where I started exploring topics I’d never discussed before in my music, like falling in love with a man and leaving my faith,” says the L.A.-based artist, who came out in 2021. “In a way it was scary, but mostly it was thrilling to do what would have seemed impossible to the person I used to be. I realized I don’t have to hide who I am anymore.” Although he’d displayed a heartfelt candor on previous releases like his eighth album Therapy Sessions (a 2020 album that opened up about his struggles with anxiety), Archuleta ultimately embraced an entirely new element of unbridled creativity in the writing of songs like his euphoric 2023 single “Afraid To Love.”

 

While Archuleta brought a sublimely dance-ready sound to songs like “Afraid To Love” and “I’m Yours” (a 2023 single whose video earned such illustrious awards as the Best Music Video prize at the Cannes World Film Festival), “Hell Together” centers on a stripped-back and soulful form of piano-driven pop. A gospel-inspired ballad that hit the top five on iTunes the day of its premiere in March 2024, the heartrending yet triumphant track took shape after a conversation with his mother following the publication of a People magazine article in which he discussed his faith transition. “I didn’t hear from my mom for a few days after the article came out and I was worried she was upset with me, because she was very devout and always saw the church as a place of healing,” he says. “But when we finally talked my mother said that she was stepping away from the church as well. She told me, ‘I don’t want to be somewhere that my children don’t feel loved and welcomed. If you go to Hell, we’re all going to Hell with you. We’re a family and we’ll always be there for each other, in good or in bad! ’”

 

Not only a powerful example of his newly elevated artistry, “Hell Together” is an unprecedented showcase for the tremendous vocal talents Archuleta has cultivated since childhood. Raised in Utah from the age of six, he first fell in love with music due to the influence of his mother (a salsa singer and dancer) and father (a jazz trumpeter). By his early teens he’d begun writing songs of his own, and in 2008 he gained massive fame as the first runner-up on the seventh season of American Idol. After making his debut with his double-platinum single “Crush,” he released a steady stream of albums and built an adoring following around the world, touring in such far-flung places as Asia and the Middle East. In a truly unexpected and audacious move, Archuleta left the music business in a moment of colossal success and headed to Chile to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for two years—then returned with a profoundly renewed sense of purpose as he dove back into his music career.

 

As he continues to unlock new levels of freedom in his music and beyond, Archuleta has found an endless source of inspiration in his growing passion for dancing, raves, and festival culture. “EDM festivals and dancing have been a new way of feeling a sense of community and togetherness that I was worried I would lose,” he says. “Feeling a oneness through music and dancing is so magical and therapeutic—it’s freeing and also creative. It has encouraged me to be more fearless and to not be afraid to express myself in more creative ways.” With his recent live experience including making his musical-theater debut in 2022 as the lead in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat—and joining the likes of Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, Grammy Award-winner Victoria Monet, and Lauv for the 2023 LOVELOUD tour—Archuleta routinely brings that open-heartedness to a high-energy live show that fosters an extraordinarily close connection with the crowd. Over the past few years, he’s also deepened his relationship with his fanbase by bringing his effortless charisma and disarmingly warm presence to social media platforms like TikTok, where he’s now spurred numerous viral videos with millions of views. 

 

Naming such eclectic artists as Tracy Chapman, indie-pop singer/songwriter Maddie Zahm, and Nigerian musician Tems among his current inspirations, Archuleta is continuing to unveil more of his inner life in his songwriting. With more new music due out soon, he notes that uncovering his most authentic voice has involved finding self-assurance in unexpected places. “Growing up in the church, I was taught to stand up for my beliefs and share them with the world, which is exactly what I’m trying to do with my music,” he says. “Even though I stand for something else now, I still have that same level of conviction in what I do. I believe in being bold in my vulnerability and speaking the truth of who I am, so that hopefully people can come away from my songs feeling like they understand themselves, or others, or just life in general a little better than they did before.”

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