‘American Idol’ Runner-Up David Archuleta Debuts Music Video for ‘I’ll Never Go’ (VIDEO)

/ June 25, 2012

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David Archuleta released on Sunday the official music video for “I’ll Never Go,” one of the tracks off his fourth studio album, Forevermore, available exclusively in the Philippines.

The low-key video, which was filmed in Manila, features a somber-looking Archuleta singing in his bedroom as he, perhaps ironically, packs up his suitcase to leave his house.

Released on March 26, the album features cover songs of popular Filipino songs.

Last December, while at the Salt Lake City, UT, stop of his My Kind of Christmas tour, Archuleta announced to a crowd of 2,000-plus fans that he would be putting his music career on hold to complete a Mormon mission.

“It’s not because someone told me I was supposed to do it and not because I no longer want to do music anymore,” he said. “It’s because it’s what I feel I need to do next in my life. It’s the same feeling that I’ve always tried to follow in my life — the feeling that’s allowed me to have the opportunities I’ve had, the challenges and the blessings, too. And I’ve learned to trust that feeling and answer when it calls. That’s the reason why I know I have to do this in my life.”

In January, it was also announced that he had joined a Philippine television series, for TV5.

Archuleta competed on the seventh season of American Idol, in 2008, during which he placed second to David Cook.

Have a listen to Archuleta’s new single now, then tell us: What do you think of the music video?