After performing “Things Are Gonna Get Better” live at the Jerry Lewis Telethon earlier this week, David Archuleta treated his fans to short clips of two more songs from his upcoming The Other Side Of Down LP in his latest video blog. Archie told the stories behind the album’s title track (which he says was inspired by A Fine Frenzy) and the song “Elevator” while being carted around Central Park in a horse-drawn buggy. Hear David’s new material after the jump.
In his latest vlog, Archuleta explains that the song “The Other Side Of Down” was one of the first written for the album, in Nashville. “We were going around with some ideas, but I wasn’t feeling any of them,” he says. David then played his songwriters a track by A Fine Frenzy, and, as he says it, “The song just came to life.” (Any guesses which AFF song he’s referring to?)
Archie goes on to say that “Elevator” was written in 30 minutes, and came about after relaying a dream he had where he was stuck on an elevator and didn’t know which floor to get off at to songwriter Shelly Peiken (Christina Aguilera’s “What A Girl Wants” and “Come On Over”).
The Other Side Of Down will be released October 5. Do these two new snippets have you excited for the album?