Time to dig out my old “I Heart David Archuleta” t-shirt!
The seventh season American Idol runner up is BACK with a new single, a new video, a new look, and a mature new sound. Be still my heart!
The song is “Paralyzed” and it’s from his upcoming seventh (!) album, scheduled for release early next year.
“[It’s] a bit of a venting song,” David explains. “I get frustrated watching myself hesitate so much, and not let go of things from the past that I know I should. A lot of those past things are fears, anger, resentment, and I see how they all form excuses in my mind of why I can’t move forward. I watch as missed opportunities fly by and I just do nothing, because I freeze. It gets me so frustrated! This song is the battle with those paralyzing thoughts and I intend to be the victor.”
Watch the video below. And watch for his adorable little “struggle beard” – omg, it makes Justin Bieber look like Nick Offerman.