“American Idol” season 7 runner-up David Archuleta shares behind-the-scenes footage of his first post-surgery recording session.
The singer – who had to cancel his “OK, All Right” tour in 2022 in February to undergo surgery – has been singing again for a few months. His latest song is for violinist and “Dancing With the Stars”, runner-up to Season 25 Lindsey Stirling’s new Christmas album, “Snow Waltz”, which is out now. Archuleta is featured on the song “Magic”.
In a new Instagram post, Archuleta is celebrating the release of “Magic” by giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at his recording process.
“’Magic’ with @lindseystirling was the first song I recorded after my 3 month vocal recovery. Swipe to see a small BTS. It took me a bit to get there lol. But so glad it was possible! Check it out now!” the caption reads.
Many fans celebrated with Archuleta in the comments and were very grateful for Archuleta’s recovery, while some were also delighted to see his blonde hair, which he briefly dyed in his voice calm after surgery but has since faded.
“LOVE YOU BLONDE!!” noted The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Heather Gay, “I meant to say ‘I LOVE YOU PERIOD.’ ”
Read more about Stirling’s new album and Archuleta’s latest single “Faith In Me” below.
“Snow Waltz” is not Lindsey Stirling’s first Christmas album. The quarterfinalist of season 5 of “America’s Got Talent” released her first Christmas album, “Warmer in the Winter”, in October 2017 while competing in “Dancing With the Stars”. She went on three Christmas tours for this album, as she said in an interview with KIFI Local News 8.
In the same interview, Stirling describes the new album as a “fusion between Halloween and Christmas to warm up the album a bit”.
Stirling also talks about working with David Archuleta and the song “Magic”.
“It’s so good. And as we were writing it, I thought, David needs to sing this,” Stirling said, “So sometimes it’s really easy because you know the voice, you know the sound and that’s always great when it happens.”
Although “Magic” is the first song Archuleta recorded after his vocal cord surgery, he has been fortunate to release other projects since his recovery.
Archuletta appeared as Joseph in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at The Tuacahn Amphitheater in Utah this summer and released a new single on August 30, 2022, called “Faith In Me,” which Billboard calls “a dizzying, up-tempo rush that lays perfectly captures the butterflies that come with a new romance.”
Archuletta came out publicly as a queer in 2021, telling Billboard what it feels like to be working on new music and how happy he is with the release of “Faith In Me.”
“This is the first song I think I released feeling like, ‘Okay, I agree, I accepted, cool,'” Archuletta tells Billboard, “This is what it feels like. .. i can just enjoy who i am and i don’t have to feel like i’m a horrible bad person just because of… [being queer]. Maybe I can just be happy.”
David Archuleta’s single “Faith in Me” and Lindsey Stirling’s album “Snow Waltz” are now available on all major music streaming platforms.
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