On Friday, 20 October 2017, David Archuleta released his first full-length album since 2013. The album is called Postcards in the Sky. Unlike his past albums where he was often expected to convey songs written by other music artists, David’s new album is more personalized as he had a hand in writing all 16 tracks, and each tells a part of his story.
In a 26 October 2017 interview with Idol Chatter, David Archuleta shared the backstory for the title track of the album:
Postcards in the Sky was a song that was written as we were talking about hard things that happen. One of the writers, Jeff Trott, had a niece that passed away when she was only 9 or 10 years old.
At her funeral, in her honor, they released balloons with messages tied to it that were positive. I loved that imagery and wondered who those messages would reach. I imagined they could have reached the heavens, or landed by someone who was having a hard day.
I wondered what would happen if we let out what was deep inside our hearts more often. Let out what we keep inside — whether to God, or to our friends, or to a stranger. How would it change us? Or change them? Thus, “Postcards in the Sky” was written.
The thing that makes this project extra special for David is that all the songs on the album are his songs. The songs are his “Postcards in the Sky.” He further commented, “I hope they [the songs] reach other people and can impact them to be better. To search within them and connect to what’s deep inside and then share it themselves. I hope they find who they are, find they are connected to something bigger than them and newfound strength to keep moving forward.”
David’s fans have patiently waited for this new album and have warmly embraced the messages of each song. On release day, the album landed in the Top 20 on the iTunes pop chart. As of 26 October 2017, it was still in the Top 70 on that chart. To find out more about David Archuleta and his upcoming tour dates, please visit his website.