Monday, November 10, 2014

Glorious by David Archuleta (Jimmy Hales cover)

I get an email from my mission president's wife:
Hey, did you see the invitation by David Archuleta to submit your version of the song Glorious from meet the Mormons? I think you should submit one!! I love hearing you sing!
I had a busy weekend in front of me and there was no way.

Then the deadline to submit a cover got extended a week. I had Tuesday off of work but ended up spending it at the doctor's office for a HIDA scan. This, as well as a combination of fasting for the appointment and delaying my meds some, I wasn't feeling well for the rest of the day. I found myself trapped inside of my apartment for the rest of the day. Then I remembered the invitation(s) to cover the song and decided I would in order to help pass the time.

Me getting a HIDA scan.
David Archuleta has great vocal control and makes singing his songs sound so easy. I had sung this song, "Glorious", a number of times in the car, but now that I was standing in front of a mic I was suddenly humbled. Needless to say, I spent some time practicing it before hitting record. I almost gave up twice.

In the end, I was OK with what I was able to record. It's for a great cause anyways and am glad I can contribute in any way. I kinda think of recording this song as a free vocal lesson from David. I know my version is pretty similar to his and I wish I could have made it my own a bit more, but I'm still new to this and time was limited.

Covering this song ended up being a really fun experience and the feedback I've received has been more than motivating to continue making music. So thanks everybody for your kind and motivating words! They're very encouraging! I sure do enjoy this hobby of making music.  :)
My humble setup with the lights off.


  1. YOU and THIS are now my FAVORITE Song and Video. So Very Beautiful. Thank You So Much!

  2. I love love love this!

    Did you fail the HIDA scan?

    1. I failed it. Going in on Monday for pre-op stuff. My consistent vomiting might actually come to an end! Then I can run again!

  3. I wrote you a message in Facebook! thank you for your example