The Los Angeles Times spoke with David Archuleta in a Q&A, asking the ‘American Idol’ season seven runner-up about whether any current artists have helped inspire him as his second album has come together. The 19-year-old responded:
Jason Mraz, A Fine Frenzy, Owl City, Imogen Heap… those are some of my favorite artists. I love how Imogen gets you thinking and her music paints all these pictures in your mind. Owl City too, the weird abstractness makes all these colors and images come to life in your head. I love it when a song can do that. I don’t wanna get too abstract about it, but I want people to have a good time with the music and for it to match my personality. That’s kind of the goal right now, which is still kind of difficult because I’m still figuring out what exactly I want to do.
The entire interview at latimes.com has since been removed.