There was a time when the world suffered from a shortage of real singers with golden voices and when true music fans were hungry for real artistes, not just the ordinary manufactured pop star. Then, we were introduced to reality TV star searches and singing competitions. Not only did it help your every day person shoot to stardom, it also quenched the public’s thirst for talents.
During the seventh season of American Idol, young David Archuleta single-handedly won over the hearts of listeners worldwide although he was only a runner-up. A year later, he released his self-titled debut album. It sold over 900,000 copies globally. And since then, it has been a nonstop adventure for the idol.
This year brings David’s fourth album, “Begin“. As expected, it’s a pop buffet because it includes popular covers of hit songs from the past, from as “old but gold” as Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, to R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”. to Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colours”, and more recently, Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful”.
But of course, no album from a star is complete without an original song:
Written by Jon Hunt, “Broken” is complemented with David’s extremely underrated but golden voice. You could probably imagine him lulling you to sleep with this one. We can’t help but wonder why there aren’t many original songs on “Begin” – don’t let your talent go to waste, David!
Also, check out David’s version of Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel“:
Honestly? Sarah should be listening to this one because we’re pretty sure that the songstress would be blown away by David’s take on her 1997 hit song too. We know we were! Doesn’t anyone else think that this definitely landed “in the arms of an angel”?
We’d rave about other songs but we wouldn’t be doing him any justice. Go on and pick up a copy. Like, now. “Begin” is available at all major music stores near you! Alternatively, you could also purchase the album via iTunes here.