David Archuleta's "Forevermore" is a collection of all original Filipino classic love songs written in English and composed by some of the PhilippinesÆ renowned songwriters like Ogie Alcasid, Louie Ocampo, Jay Durias, Jimmy Antiporda, Cecil Azarcon, among others. The collection showcases some of the best love songs, the country has produced. The songs will definitely invoke feelings of love and hope in every listener.
"Forevermore" and "Hold On" (both by Side A), "You Are My Song" (Martin Nievera), "I'll Never Go" (Nexxus), "Tell Me" (Joey Albert), "Reaching Out" (Gary Valenciano), and "Rainbow" (South Border) are some of the songs included in the album. The album pays tribute to not only OPM (Original Pilipinio Music) but also to his countless fans who have been loyal throughout his career. The album is a gift and labor of love to his devoted fans. David wants his fans to know, that he loves and appreciates them wherever he may go, Forevermore.
"I wouldnÆt say that I sound better than the original singers because the singers here are so amazing. But I would hope that I could pay tribute to them with this album," David said at the press conference for the album.
To show gratitude for DavidÆs contribution to OPM, Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawit president Ogie Alcasid handed David a plaque of appreciation for recording an OPM album.
As an added treat to DavidÆs fans, the album will also include "Nandito Ako," from the TV5 mini-series of the same
The David Archuleta story began on Dec. 28, 1990, the day David was born to Jeff and Lupe Archuleta in North Miami, Florida. His father was a jazz musician who was always playing the trumpet around the house. His mother was a singer who performed locally with her three sisters in a group known as the Mayorga Sisters. David always enjoyed music, but wasn't particularly fond of his dad's jazz trumpet playing, covering his ears "because it was so loud."
But then came one of those pivotal moments, when David was six years old and watched a videotape with his younger brother as his family was relocating from Florida to Utah. It was the 10th anniversary concert of the stage musical "Les Miserables" and David became captivated with the music, playing the tape over and over, memorizing each song, complete with cockney accents. Then he discovered and fell in love with other musicals like "Evita" and "Into the Woods." He also listened to his mother's Selena and Gloria Estefan albums, but he didn't pay attention to radio much and wasn't really aware of pop music, until he watched the first season of "American Idol."
The rest, as they say, is history.
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Forevermore will be available in music stores nationwide March 2012. You can get David ArchuletaÆs songs online via mymusicstore.com.ph under Ivory Music & Video. To download David ArchuletaÆs music on your mobile phones, text ARCHULETA to 3456.