Filmed a day before his two-year LDS mission trip, the Jed Wells-directed clip sees Archuleta singing in a studio with an orchestra that features producer Kurt Bestor.
David Archuleta sings his heart out in his new music video for "Everybody Hurts". Covering R.E.M.'s 1992 hit song, the "American Idol" alum can be seen singing in a recording studio along with an orchestra, which includes producer Kurt Bestor. The studio scene was apparently taken the day before the crooner left for his LDS mission.
Also featured in the Jed Wells-directed clip is a touching scene of a father who looks miserable since his only daughter is about to get married and leave him. A female soldier who misses her young son at the battlefield and a young couple who must be separated since one of them has to move out of town are additionally seen in it.
Upon releasing his video on his official YouTube channel, Archuleta posted a note for his fans, making sure that he will make more music after he comes back from his two-year mission. "I hope you know that I never wanted to leave you guys without music, and will continue when I get back," so he stated.
"Everybody Hurts" is included in the 21-year-old singer's latest album "BEGIN." which has been released in the U.S. since August 7.
David Archuleta's "Everybody Hurts" Music Video