If you’ve ever wondered why so many American Idol fans fell in love with the voice of David Archuleta during Season 7, all you have to do is listen to his latest single.
More than any of his post-Idol pop hit, it shows how wonderfully he can deliver a heartfelt vocal.
Little wonder it’s number two on the iTunes Christian gospel singles chart two full days after its release.
The song is “My Little Prayer.” It was released Friday along with the accompanying video you can check out at right.
There’s quite a story behind the song, David writes on YouTube.
“Something I try to do to each day is begin by saying a prayer in the morning, and then end my day with a prayer at night. Sometimes, however, I fall asleep before I say my nightly prayer. One time almost a year ago, I had one of these nights where I fell asleep before saying a prayer. Something unusual happened.
“That night I had a dream. It was different than anything I had experiences before. In my dream I was praying — having a conversation with God. The conversation was also different. I was singing. I could hear simple chords in my dream that I was laying a simple melody and prayer on top of.
“As I was having this conversation in music with God, He told me to get up and write this down. I thought and said, ‘… but… I’m sleeping. I’m not sure I know how to get up from a dream!’
“He told me ‘if you don’t get up now, you’ll forget it in the morning.’ I tried everything I could to wake up, and I did! There in the middle of the night I went straight to the piano with the words and melody I had spoken in my dream still clear in my head, and wrote it all down. It was the fastest I had ever written a song because I feel this one was given to me.”
After a long dry spell, the single is the second David has released in two months. In early November, he released “Numb.”