urx unit loader David Archuleta takes the 'Elevator' on 'Live with Regis and Kelly'

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.