David Archuleta‘s new album went on sale Tuesday (Oct. 5), and on Wednesday he started making the media rounds.

The runner-up on Season 7 of “American Idol” performed two songs on “Live with Regis and Kelly” Wednesday morning — but not “Something ‘Bout Love,” the first single from “The Other Side of Down.” Instead he chose two other tracks from the album, the up-tempo “Elevator” and the ballad “Falling Stars.” Both songs, along with an interview segment, are in the player above.

]]>Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, Archuleta explains the origins of “Elevator.” “It’s literally about a dream I had. That’s the first line – ‘I had a dream last night,'” he says. “It was kind of like the movie ‘Inception’ or something. … It’s kind of reflective of my life right now. Which floor is the right one to get off on? I can’t tell.” “The top floor,” Regis replies with a knowing nod. The hosts also asked him about new “Idol” judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. “It’s kind of exciting,” he says. “… I think it will be cool because they both have different audiences that they’ll bring in.” What do you think of the two new tunes? (Minus the end of “Falling Stars” — even the official video from “Live” cuts it off.) Follow Zap2it and Zap2itRick on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news.