David Archuleta Reveals Album Cover And Tracklist For ‘Begin’

David Archuleta may had to say goodbye for a while (two years to be exact) to work on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but the American Idol alum is still set on releasing a new album. Begin will be a compilation of inspirational covers including “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane and R.E.M.‘s “Everybody Hurts.”

But we do get some original material from Archuleta with the album’s title track, “Begin,” though the list (according to his official website) doesn’t list the song. Begin is the follow-up to Archuleta’s fourth LP, Forevermore, which released in March.

1 – “Beautiful”
2 – “Somewhere Only We Know”
3 – “Everybody Hurts”
4 – “Don’t Give Up”
5 – “Angel”
6 – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
7 – Broken”
8 – “True Colors”
9 – “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”
10 – “Be Still My Soul”

Begin releases on August 7.

Do you like the songs that David Archuleta chose to cover for ‘Begin’? Tell us on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments.

  • Trish

    I love the song choices.

  • Marylee_DAangel

    David’s song selections are impeccable…every one carries a message which David always attempts to do with his music. This CD will be out of this world! #BEGIN

  • Heidijoy

    Love the songs choices. Broken is the new song of the list. It was written by David and performed with him playing the piano.
    At least three songs have an Orchestra(Live) with him and apparently a small audience, lucky enough to work there and or be there.

    Really looking forward to it!!

  • djafan

    I love the cover, I love the song choices, I love that David Archuleta recorded music to leaves in his absence and I love that we will be getting an original “Broken” which is on the album. I cannot wait.

    Forevermore was just certified gold!! Another single is being released “I’ll Never Go, beautiful song and beautiful vocals. The music video will premier on June 24th.

  • Fan4me

    are all the songs covers except for “Begin” and “Broken”? Please someone tweet me @Fan4me if you know!

  • Waffles

    Cannot wait for this cd. Every song that David covers becomes his own and is better than the original. I can’t wait to hear David’s interpretation of these songs. But I’m especially excited for Broken which David wrote. Plus, HELLO! Did you see that cd cover? *dead*

  • amb4DA

    Anticipating David’s stellar vocal stamp on all these songs. David is always deliberate, and thoughtful in his song choices, and never ceases to make a cover come alive in a new way, making it his own…sometimes introducing fans to songs we didn’t know. He’s been that way since Idol, actually. Consummate pro–he knows what he’s doing. I love that he left music behind during his absence. Can’t wait to hear these!