David Archuleta
New, Single Releases

David Archuleta Releases Empowering New Single “Hell Together”

David Archuleta continues to captivate audiences with his musical evolution, and his latest release, “Hell Together”, is no exception. Since his candid revelation about his sexuality in 2021, Archuleta has embarked on a profound journey of self-discovery, shedding light on the complexities of his identity and faith.

Hell Together - Single Cover
Hell Together – Single Cover

In a recent interview with PAPER magazine, the 33-year-old singer reflected on the challenges of reconciling his Mormon upbringing with his newfound sense of self. Despite his success as a runner-up on American Idol and his global impact as a vocalist, Archuleta grappled with the shift from singing for God to singing for himself. With “Hell Together”, he delves deeper into this journey, offering a poignant tribute to his mother, Lupe, and their shared experience of navigating faith and love.

The genesis of “Hell Together” stems from a heartfelt conversation between Archuleta and his mother, where she expressed unwavering support amidst his departure from the church. Moved by her unconditional love, Archuleta channeled their bond into a gospel-inspired anthem celebrating familial connection and acceptance. Through soul-stirring lyrics and uplifting melodies, the song encapsulates the artist’s quest for inner peace beyond the confines of religious doctrine.

“I wrote this song based off what my mom told me a few days after I said I was stepping away from our church. She said she was going to step away too and then said, “If you’re going to hell, we’re all going to hell with you.” While we didn’t look at hell as many people do as Latter-day Saints at the time, and even now my transition out of religion has shifted the idea as a whole for me, I understood the sentiment she meant in what she said, and it meant a lot to me. Thank you for always loving and supporting me mom. ❤️ This song is dedicated to those who show unconditional love in a world where it’s so easy to judge things we don’t fully understand, the way my mom showed that love to me.”, he said in a statement amidst the release of his new single.

Archuleta’s musical exploration extends beyond the confines of traditional worship, as he finds solace in alternative avenues of spiritual expression. Embracing DJ sets, EDM festivals, and physical fitness, he embraces communal experiences that resonate with the essence of his former religious practices. In his own words, these pursuits offer moments of connection and transcendence akin to those found in traditional worship spaces.

In 2023, he mesmerized fans with a trio of captivating singles that showcased his versatility and emotional depth. “UP” unveiled a raw vulnerability as Archuleta explored the complexities of fear and intimacy, delivering a hauntingly beautiful melody that resonated with listeners worldwide.

With “Afraid To Love” he infused infectious energy and optimism, crafting an uplifting anthem that celebrated resilience and renewal.

Meanwhile, “I’m Yours” showcased Archuleta’s soulful vocals and heartfelt lyricism, offering a heartfelt declaration of love and devotion. Each single exemplified Archuleta’s ability to captivate audiences with his authenticity and musical prowess, cementing his status as a dynamic artist with a timeless appeal.

The release of “Hell Together” marks a significant milestone in Archuleta’s artistic journey, showcasing his growth and resilience in the face of personal and spiritual challenges. Collaborating with acclaimed songwriters Ryan Nealon, Sam Derosa, and Jordan Sherman, Archuleta delivers a powerful message of hope and resilience, resonating with audiences worldwide.

In conjunction with the single release, Archuleta has shared insights into the song’s inspiration and significance, offering a glimpse into his forthcoming memoir with Dey Street Books. Through his candid storytelling and emotive lyrics, he invites listeners to embrace the transformative power of unconditional love and acceptance.

As Archuleta continues to redefine his identity and craft, “Hell Together” serves as a testament to the enduring strength of the human spirit and the bonds that unite us in shared experiences of love and acceptance. With each musical endeavor, he invites audiences to join him on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, inspiring hope and healing along the way.

Give it a listen below!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *