David Archuleta is thankful for his success – so much so that in the liner notes of his self-titled debut album, due this Tuesday, he said he thanked the entire state of Utah.
“I got carried away,” he told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush in an interview for “The Billy Bush Show.” “There are a lot of people to thank.”
Fans may soon be thanking the “American Idol” Season 7 runner-up for his album, on which he told Billy there’s “at least one song” for everyone.
“We experimented on this album and that way I didn’t get stuck in a niche,” he said. “I wanted to make sure there was a variety.”
Among his favorite songs on the album is a cover of Robbie Williams’ “Angels.”
“I think it’s one of the greatest songs ever written,” he said. “It’s such a powerful song.”
And though the young star has his “Arch Angel” fans, he said there’s no girlfriend waiting in the wings – yet.
“I’m not in a relationship,” he admitted, noting it’s hard to find time on the road to get to know someone.
“I’m not really a flirty person,” he said. “I think it’s all about feeling comfortable around someone … and being able to hang out and be goofy with them.”
For now, he’s hoping that people get comfortable with his album – but he’ll understand if they don’t.
“People are going to have their critiques and… I’m open to that,” he said.
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