David Archuleta premiered “Something ‘Bout Love,” the lead single from the Season 7 American Idol runner-up’s forthcoming second studio album (not counting Christmas From The Heart), today on his official site. And gone is all the teen whimsy and “Crush”-ing David did on his eponymous debut. This time around the 19-year-old Utah crooner is showcasing a more adult sound. Listen below![wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Something-Bout-Love.mp3" text="David Archuleta - Something 'Bout Love" dl="0"]
Now, sure—David is still treading down the pop trail, and unabashedly so. But with all the swirling synth loops, the dance beat and lyrics about broken hearts and being brought to your knees by the world, we can’t help feeling that—sniff!—our little Archie is all grown up. This is the type of soaring jam we can picture UK group Take That having a field day with, so naturally it gets our stamp of approval 100%.
Archuleta is still working on his new album, which is due out sometime this fall. Earlier this week he tweeted, “In Nashville! Going to work on some of the songs we’ve written here.”
“Something ‘Bout Love” is currently scheduled to be made available on Archuleta’s site on July 13, and then iTunes a week later.