Music Review: David Archuleta, “Something ‘Bout Love”

By Kirsten Coachman

Starting this week the new single from David Archuleta’s highly anticipated sophomore album is streaming exclusively on his website.

“Something ‘Bout Love” is very different from any of the music on Archuleta’s 2008 self-titled debut album. The song itself is still very much a pop song, but it also have a dance vibe, which definitely is a nice surprise.

Archuleta’s first album was very much made up of straight-up pop, mid-tempo songs and ballads. Both of these types of songs suit his voice very well. “Something ‘Bout Love” is definitely a departure from that. It is refreshing to hear that he is taking the pop sounds that works for him and is kicking it up a notch.

This new single shows that Archuleta has done a lot of growing up since being the runner-up to David Cook during the seventh season of American Idol. If this first single is any indication of what is to come on Archuleta’s upcoming album, I think his fans are probably in for a real treat.

What I appreciate about the song and about Archuleta’s music in general, is that it is very much age appropriate. Here is a 19-year-old guy singing about love, but at a level where the lyrics are not overtly sexual, like a lot of the pop music on the radio today.

“Something ‘Bout Love” should do well on the music charts. Archuleta’s 2008 debut single, “Crush” was an instant smash hitting #1 on the Digital Charts and #2 on the Hot 100. His album debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts.

Archuleta’s “Something ‘Bout Love” will be available to download July 20 on iTunes. For more information on David Archuleta and to listen to his newest single, please visit his website.

http://archuletafanscene.com/2010/07/02/reviews-of-david-archuletas-something-bout-love/

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