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DAVID ARCHULETA’S NEW SONG “HELL TOGETHER” - A TESTAMENT TO UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND THE POWER OF FAMILY


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LOS ANGELES, CA – March 28, 2024 -Singer-songwriter David Archuleta returns with brand new music today penning what is surely to be one of his most riveting songs to date over his 15 year career. “Hell Together” HERE written by David Archuleta, Ryan Nealon, Sam Derosa (lovelytheband, Kylie Morgan) and Jordan Sherman (Niall Horan, Lauren Spencer Smith) is the first taste of new music since he released his award-winning single, “Afraid To Love” HERE last fall. 


David shares the evolution of the song, ""Hell Together" is inspired by what my mom said to me after I left my Mormon faith and religion altogether. It was a scary place to leave something that was all I knew and that gave me my purpose to live, but it was something I knew I needed to do as I felt a new sense and purpose for life. A few days after I publicly announced leaving the Mormon church my mom texted me saying she had decided to leave too. I was shocked as she was so devout. I asked what made her feel she needed to leave because she didn’t need to follow my example.  She said “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!” I was really moved by that. 

 

Watch the lyric video HERE and Tik Tok HERE

 

"Hell Together" has a gospel vibe to it as it references the roots of church that are still very much a part of what has defined me despite the journey I’ve had of leaving my faith. It has an uplifting energy. Most people within the church would think you feel dark and lost leaving your faith, but that was not the case for me. I felt like I found myself! It’s meant to show the joy and how by leaving my religion is how I found a greater light. And, more importantly, how much it meant to still have a support system of family still there for me so I wasn't alone when at first I believed I was going to be alone.""

 

The narrative around the song, “Hell Together” is part of many topics and conversations that will be fully revealed in David’s forthcoming memoir with Dey Street Books, a division of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins Publishers in his quest to find inner peace.

 

“HELL TOGETHER” Lyrics

 

VERSE 1:

Bow your head

Don’t be bold

You’ll survive by

Doin what you’re told

Said love is earned

And we can’t choose

But the more you grow,

You know the truth


PRE 1:

All I want is to make you proud

If I would run would I let you down?

You said 


CHORUS: 

If I have to live without you

I don’t wanna live forever

In someone else’s heaven 

So let ‘em close the gates

 

Oh If they don’t like the way you’re made

then they’re not any better

If Paradise is pressure 

Oh

We’ll go to hell together 


VERSE 2:

You and me

That’s all we need 

Blood is thicker 

than the pages

that they read 

I’m afraid

Of letting go

Of the version of me

That I used to know


PRE 2:

Crying tears in Sunday crowds

took my hand, and we walked out

Then you said


CHORUS: 

If I have to live without you

I don’t wanna live forever

In someone else’s heaven 

So let ‘em close the gates

 

Oh If they don’t like the way you’re made

then they’re not any better

If Paradise is pressure

Oh

We’ll go to hell together


BRIDGE:

Hallelujah 

What’s it doing for ya?

When it’s in the way? 

Hallelujah

Wish we knew it sooner

Walking out with grace


CHORUS: 

If I have to live without you

I don’t wanna live forever

In someone else’s heaven 

So let ‘em close the gates

 

If they don’t like the way you’re made

then they’re not any better

If Paradise is pressure

Oh

We’ll go to hell together

 

Additionally, David recently won the prestigious GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist” 2024 alongside other winners Renee Rapp. David is currently writing and recording new music to be released throughout 2024 and you can catch him performing live at Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah May 30, 31 and June 1 HERE .

 

A Book Of Cover Story HERE

 

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:

Twitter 1.1M Followers 

TikTok 1M Followers +  15M Likes

Instagram 530k Followers 

Facebook 3.4M Followers

YouTube 800k Subscribers 

Spotify 1.6M monthly listeners

 

  

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 is the recent winner of a 2024 GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist” and was nominated for a Queerty Award for “Best Music Video” for his song “Afraid To Love” which was remixed by Willy Beaman  & Tim Ellis HERE


Complete Press info including hi-res art here:  HERE

 


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