David Archuleta stayed here in the Philippines for over a month to primarily do “Nandito Ako” (“Here I Am”), a five-week long drama series currently airing on TV5. Apart from finishing the TV series (his first stab at acting), he also recorded “Forevermore,” an album featuring covers of OPM songs titled, released under Sony Music.
The album title is derived from the classic Side A song, which David also covered. As Philippine Star’s Ricky Lo noted, David “managed to accommodate other projects including a pictorial as endorser of Bench’s hair-styling product Fix and gracing the Close Up Pyropalooza.”
He is trying to squeeze in as much as he can this March,(his last month before going on a two-year Mormon mission) he announced through a video blog to his fans a few days ago. This includes recording a number of new songs for his fans to enjoy during his two-year hiatus. He announced his plans to be a Mormon missionary during a performance in Utah last December.
Visit MyMusicStore.com.ph to download “Forevermore” for only P35.00 (via Paypal)! According to the page admin, the tentative schedule for the album release is on March 16 “but there is no confirmation yet.” While this is being written, Odyssey Live has released via their Facebook page both the album cover for “Forevermore” as well as the complete track list.
3. I’LL NEVER GO
4. YOU ARE MY SONG
5. HOLD ON
6. WHEREVER YOU ARE
8. TELL ME
9. REACHING OUT
10. NANDITO AKO
11. FOREVERMORE (MINUS-ONE)
12. I’LL NEVER GO (MINUS-ONE)
13. RAINBOW (MINUS-ONE)
Archie angels overseas can buy David’s latest recording, too! Just visit Odyssey Live’s “Forevermore” page by clicking here.
Personal: I was lucky to be seated in the front row in David’s TriNoMa mall show last February 17. I was able to shake his soft hands! He even signed the “Nandito Ako sa Bench” (I Am Here at Bench) shirt that I bought, thanks to Bench top honcho Ben Chan. Too bad I wasn’t able to have a picture with him unlike this lucky Filipina fan.