Reports of singer/songwriter David Archuleta‘s departure from his record label, Jive Records, made it seem as if the decision to let him go was one-sided and driven by the label. According to David, however, the decision was all his.
In a video blog titled “Decisions, Decisions,” David discusses his split from the label giant and his long-time recording home, clearing up the talk of him being “dropped.”
“There were offers to continuing working with them but it just didn’t feel like the right thing,” David says in the video posted to his official YouTube account.
“I’ve loved working with them. They’ve been so great. You know, the people there are just awesome…but it just felt like I need to start going in a different direction now and it just felt like the right time to part ways.”
“Sometimes it’s hard to make decisions but it’s the right thing to do,” David said of the split.
The decision to leave Jive seems brought on by David’s desire to go in a different direction with his career. The singer says he’s been focusing on writing lately and seeing “what sound comes from David’s head”
David released his sophomore album and last Jive effort, The Other Side of Down, in October 2010. It has since sold 67,000 copies, according to Billboard.
David says he’s excited and looking forward to the future.
Watch the full video blog below: