At the time, we felt really bad for him, but considering he's so young, we also felt like that being set free from the label might also open him up to create new music without their involvement. Apparently, Archie agrees with us as he's posted a YouTube video, explaining his side of the story of what went down with Jive.
Take a listen to David talk about his "decision" and how its going to affect his career from now on. (above)
So grown up. He's really taking this massive change in stride. Good for him!