February 13th, 2013

@DavidArchie’s Don’t Run Away on iTunes 2.12.2013 – Buy! Gift! Stream! Share! Review!

DRA on Itunes

DRA HAS ARRIVED!

Catching everyone by surprise, TeamArchuleta made a ninja move whenDon’t Run Away, carrier single from David’s 6th studio album No Matter How Far became available on iTunes on 2/12, a week before the rumored date.

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David’s new single Don’t Run Away will be available on iTunes tomorrow! 2/12/13 (TeamArchie) pic.twitter.com/1xRIp1o5

Despite the audio file being available for streaming from eOne’s soundcloud, YT and almost all major online media outlet, the Archies came in full force with the event trending in US & Canada as we greeted 2/12 and charted on iTunes’ Top 200 Pop Songs :)

Thanks pabuckie for capturing

Thanks pabuckie for capturing the moment :)

And this old-new song landed on #168 on the iTunes’ Top 200 Pop Songs, as of its release date. Rose to #153 fo that day. As of this writing (Feb 12; 12:41pm), it sits at #196. Should this bother Archies who are used to seeing David’s releases land the Top100?

Given that despite having new tracks on the NMHF album, David chose to have a carrier single that comes from –

  • the Archuleta vault;
  • leaked as early as two years ago;
  • streamlined via both official and unofficial sources before its release date

  • – should clue in fans around the world that, at least for this track, sales or charts are not the overriding concern of David and/or his Team. To expect otherwise may land some of us in disappointment.

    The album may be a different ball game altogether… With “may be” being the operative phrase.

    Sending DRA to AC stations is also a wise step. Aside from the song’s style fitting the AC format, it would be a lot easier to gain radio airplay than in CHR. But if this guy is to rule it, me thinks DRA has a chance to be played on a Top 40 station, LOL!

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    Perhaps it is useful to go back to what David said before he left: that he did not want to leave his fans with nothing.

    And he left us with SO much. SO MUCH MORE than what is naturally expected from someone leaving for a life-changing, dream-of-his-lifetime personal endeavor. As fans, am sure we are grateful and joyful of his gifts and leave-behinds. It is also not lost to us that it is double-purpose. A thank you for us fans sticking around and a way to keep his core fanbase for his return in 2014. David may be “adorkably” random but he is deliberate busineness-wise.

    So, like the cool vibe that the DRA imagery present, shouldn’t DRA’s message give us assurance of his return and still our souls? :)

      Don’t Run Away Lyrics

      When something’s wrong
      And too much to handle
      Try to find some peace of mind
      Let it go.
      Wait a minute, you know this road
      It’s gonna leave you on overload

      Yeah…

      ‘Cause somebody cares, yeah

      I can see you hurting (turn around)
      I will be right there
      Don’t run away (x3)
      When I reach out to you, look around
      I will be right here
      Don’t run away (x3)
      Tonight

      Hmm…

      Don’t make a sound
      I’ll be your voice
      You don’t need to be afraid
      Anymore
      I’ll shine a light out in the dark
      Guide you here no matter how far

      Ooooohhh, yeah

      ‘Cause somebody cares, oh yeah

      I can see you hurting, (turn around)
      I will be right there
      Don’t run away (x3)
      When I reach out to you, look around
      I will be right here
      Don’t run away (x3)
      Tonight

      Open up
      Let it all out tonight, yeah
      Open up
      And everything will be alright

      I can see you hurting, (turn around)
      I will be right there
      Don’t run away (x3)
      When I reach out to you, look around
      I will be right here
      Don’t run away (x3)

      (Layered vocals of these words)
      Oh, away, away, away, away, away
      Don’t run away
      Oooh, yeah

      Tonight…
      Tonight…


    In the meantime, buy, gift, stream, comment or review DRA (or REQUEST it when the right time comes!) to help sustain presence in the stream of consciousness of anyone who care to listen to music. Both images on this page are linked to iTunes’ DRA page.

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    No Matter How Far drops 3.26.13 :)



    ps: Way to go Malaysia!

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