David Archuleta has released the music video for his version of “Everybody Hurts.” The song comes from his fifth studio album BEGIN.
“Everybody Hurts” was originally released as a 1993 single from American rock band R.E.M. In the liner notes of the band’s album In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988–2003, the R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck wrote that “the reason the lyrics are so atypically straightforward is because it was aimed at teenagers.”
According to the description of the Youtube video, David performed the R.E.M. classic with an orchestra which includes producer Kurt Bestor. The shots of David were recorded in a studio the day before he left on his mission.
I have to wonder what kind of pain AND inspiration David Archuleta was feeling when he chose to record this song.