Earlier in September, David Archuleta performed his first concert in years in Idaho Falls.
During the concert, Archuleta performed a new song, “Numb.” Before he sang, he discussed his journey back to music, detailing how he was determined to get back into music, but ended up hitting a roadblock.
“I went to LA, went to a bunch of meetings, and it kind of freaked me out,” Archuleta said. “When you’re on a mission you’re just serving people and you’re seeing how you can help them, whether they need their house painted or you’re sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with them and just doing everything in your day for them, other people…When I got back everyone was like, ‘Oh, that’s nice…so anyway, back to you.”
After realizing he might have jumped back into the music scene too soon, he took a few weeks off before going to Nashville to try to write. At one point he eventually called his manager and expressed that he didn’t know if he wanted to do music anymore. Then, during a writing session, when he told songwriters how he was feeling, they suggested writing a song about it.
“So we wrote about how you know what I do think I need to do this, but I can’t do it the same way I did it before. I am a new person,” Archuleta said.
You can watch the new song above, along with Archuleta’s full introduction, above. The song begins at 4:09.