Watch the new “Seasons” music video from American Idol season seven runner-up David Archuleta featuring Madilyn Paige from season 6 of The Voice.
The song, co-written by David with Stephanie Mabey and Dustin Christensen is from the singer’s latest album Postcards in the Sky and tells the story of a relationship from two different perspectives.
“It was one of the first songs written for this project, and I felt like the woman in the relationship is the hopeful one while the guy is really negative,” David told Variety where the video premiered. “It seems like a lot of times it’s harder for guys to stay committed to something whereas women usually are the ones who keep pulling through to the end.”
Director Dusty Barker underscores the song’s theme by bathing the two singers, who face away from each other the entire song, in different shades of light.
“When the seasons change in our lives it’s harder to stay motivated to say you know we had a beautiful time in our life. We had a beautiful spring and summer, but now the fall is coming, and I don’t want to go to your winter again,” David said. “But the woman is able to endure longer, and Madilyn’s voice is saying you know what? Winter is coming, and it’s hard, but spring comes after that, and if we stick through it we will be able to see the blooming of our lives again, and I know if we hang in there it’s going to be ok.”
David discovered Madilyn when he came across her performances on The Voice. “I just loved how she was this vulnerable — you know first impressions — small girl and fragile. Then I heard her sing this delicate version of ‘Titanium,’ and it really left an impression on me,” he says.
Up next for both artists. Madilyn is in the midst of writing songs while David readies a Latin project, new Christmas music and a tour.
Watch the new “Seasons” music video from David Archuleta and Madilyn Paige here.