[Exclusive] David Archuleta to Release an All-OPM Album!

 

MYXph sat down with American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta to talk about recording an all-OPM album, meeting OPM royalties, acting, his 2-year mission, and Lea Salonga.
By: Doreen Irinco

David Archuleta, who’s currently in the country to film a mini-series, has a jam-packed schedule. Prior to the interview, the affable singer had a late night working on a “fun Philippine project” his Filipino fans — an all OPM album!

“This is a project that came about quite suddenly. It wasn’t really planned out, but while I was here filming Nandito Ako, it just came about and came into work and we just figured it would be a great gift for the Filipinos fans to go alongside everything that has been going on.”

“Since I’ll be leaving for a couple of years, it just seems like something really fun and special to give, he added. “And the songs, I think, not just Filipinos would enjoy but fans elsewhere would really like because the songs tend to be really heartfelt, emotional, and you can really sing them, and so I think my other fans would really enjoy listening to them as well.”

When asked about the difficulties of recording the Tagalog song, Nandito Ako (originally sung by Ogie Alcasid, also included on the album), Archie said that it wasn’t as hard as he thought it would be. To prepare, he shared, “I just made sure to listen to the original version by Ogie [Alcasid] a lot. Over and over and over and over, just to make sure that I’m understanding what was being said.”

Incidentally, Archie got to meet Ogie, with his wife Regine Velasquez.

“It was great! I loved getting to meet both of them. They were so nice. It was just fun getting to hang out with them. They even sang together a little bit which was really fun. Just very good people,” he quipped. “I know that they’re both very respected names here in the Philippines, so just being able to meet them and see how simple they were…”

Apart from Ogie and Regine, he also got to work with record producers Jay Durias and Jimmy Antiporda on his OPM album! When asked for his favorite track on the album, Archie simply replied, “I like keeping surprises.” Though he did drop some hints.

Watch the clip below as he shares more about his upcoming all-OPM album. Keep logging on to MYXph for more of our exclusive interview!

NOTE: Had to re-upload to my YT channel cos the one on MYX is barely audible. I think this was conducted before PyroPalooza so David must have been saving his voice)

 

NOTE: OPM means Original Pilipino Music — that means penned and scored by a Filipino talent, which could be in Talaglog or English. So no need to fear that the OPM album will be all in Tagalog. For example: Where Ever You Are is an OPM song. So the international fans will not be alienated.

 

MYXph.com: How Lea Salonga Sparked David Archuleta’s Passion for Singing

MYXph sat down with American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta to talk about recording an all-OPM album, meeting OPM royalties, acting, his 2-year mission, and Lea Salonga.
By: Doreen Irinco

American Idol alum David Archuleta revealed that he would love to collaborate with Tony Award-winning singer Lea Salonga, saying that she was part of the reason why he got into singing.

He was 6 years old when he heard the 10th anniversary recording of Les Miserables where Lea played Eponine, one of the lead characters. He said, “That tape, that recording is what made me want to sing.”

Watch the clip below as he talks more about Les Miserables, Lea Salonga, and his love for singing. Keep logging on to MYXph for more of our exclusive interview with Archie!


DAVID ARCHULETA SIGNING SESSION AT SM MEGAMALL ON FEB 13 MON 5PM!

Don’t miss this opportunity to get close to David Archuleta before he finally leaves for his mission commitment!

Buy your albums at the venue and have it signed by David himself on February 13, 2012 (Monday) from 5PM-6PM at SM Megamall! See you there! 🙂

MORE FROM ASTROPLUS

Is David Archuleta your Valentine? ♥ Don’t miss this opportunity to get close to David before he finally leaves for his mission commitment!

Get his upcoming album to released in March as early as February 13th! Yes, you read that right! Pre-order his newest album “Forevermore” at the venue (ONLY FROM ASTROPLUS!) and have your album inlays/booklets signed by David himself on February 13, 2012 (Monday) at SM Megamall! See you there! 🙂

ALBUM PRICE: PHP430

PLEASE READ: You will be given album inlays as you pay for your albums. Make sure to keep both of your inlays and receipts to be able to claim your physical albums in March 2012!

 

NOW FROM SM MEGAMALL

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Happy (Almost) Valentines Day! A special treat for all the David Archuleta fans — We are giving away 5 VIP seats (and a seat for your plus 1) for David’s meet & greet at the SM Megamall Event Center tomorrow. The lucky ones will also get a free cd of his upcoming OPM album once it’s out. All you have to do is like this post, share it in your wall and follow us on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/smmegamall. LIKE X SHARE X FOLLOW for David! Go! We announce winners at 12 midnight!

THE MUSIC VIDEO IS HERE!


Thanks @carlople (head of TV5 digital media & creator of the Vangie Series!