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I was able to talk to David Archuleta today, who was in Utah for only one day before jetting off somewhere else to do more publicity for his forthcoming album "The Other Side of Down," which will be in stores on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

When his first album came out, David co-wrote just two of the songs. On this album, there were only two songs that he didn't have a hand in writing. He said that despite his busy schedule — he released a memoir this past summer — he relished being able to have more time to spend on writing and recording this album. "I was such a difference," he said. "I was able to experiment more."

A writing stint in Nashville was a pivotal time for what the album became, he said. "I focused on what I wanted to say, and allowing me to show who I am."

The full interview will appear in Sunday's Salt Lake Tribune.