“American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta took some time out of his busy schedule to post a clip on YouTube, updating all his fans on just what’s going on in his life.
The 17-year-old, who’s in the middle of the American Idols Live! Tour , talked enthusiastically about being on the set of the video for his first single, “Crush,” in the woods in Georgia. “It’s my first music-video shoot for my very own song; it’s really exciting,” he said. “I wanted to let you know I’ve been doing well.”
Within 24 hours of its August 12 release, “Crush” quickly skyrocketed to #1 on iTunes. Archuleta’s yet-untitled album is expected to hit stores later this year on 19 Recordings/ Jive Records.
“I love to write songs because it’s a way to express yourself. It’s cool,” he told MTV News earlier this summer. “But I don’t know if any of my songs will be on [the album]. That would be cool if any of them did make it, but it’s a matter of finding the best songs. I definitely want to just write more and see if there are any songs that are suitable for it.”
On his album, the teen crooner seemed to be facing the same challenge he did on “Idol”: “I’m just going to go the pop route and find a nice balance between young stuff and those songs I can be expressive with and connect with well.”
In his YouTube post, Archuleta didn’t give any real hints about his new video’s content. “The shoot’s been going great, and it’s been a lot of fun as well,” he said. “I can’t wait for you guys to see it too.”
The giddy Utah native went on to say that this has been such an exciting and busy time since the season wrapped up in May. “We’re still finishing things up here, but so far it’s been so much fun.
“I’ll try to let you guys know when something else comes up,” he promised.
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