‘American Idol’ alum David Archuleta and Danny Gokey release ‘Noche De Paz’ video, Spanish rendition of ‘Silent Night’
'Noche de Paz' (the direct translation of 'Silent Night') manages to pull off the challenging task of bringing a refreshing take on a song that has been done over and over again for so many years. The video opens to an ambient setting of candles and Christmas trees with a tender acoustic piano intro
It is always great to see beautiful pieces of art expressed by different opinions, cultures and social groups, and with this new Spanish take on the timeless Christmas classic, 'Silent Night', one may find it difficult to not to get emotionally moved by former 'American Idol' stars Danny Gokey and David Archuleta's rendition, 'Noche de Paz'.
'Noche de Paz' (the direct translation of 'Silent Night') manages to pull off the challenging task of bringing a refreshing take on a song that has been done over and over again for so many years. The video opens to an ambient setting of candles and Christmas trees with a tender acoustic piano intro and the soulful Gokey opening with the vocals.
Archuleta chimes in moments later with a softer higher tone along with the accompaniment of gentle strings and choir. The song and video holistically imply subtlety as its message as it gradually filters in a buildup of emotion that is barely interrupted by more accentuated sounds, and the entire piece just immerses you in passing waves of intimacy that are both glorious and powerful.
Gokey and Archuleta teamed up to record the stunning track from Gokey's album 'The Greatest Gift', which released October 25, and the video was released Thursday, December 19.
Archuleta was the runner-up on the seventh season of American Idol with Gokey coming in third place on the eighth season. “David Archuleta’s season on 'American Idol' was the very first season that I ever watched the show. Watching him and those on that season is what inspired me to pursue my journey the following year.” Gokey told People. “I have always loved his voice and was grateful that he joined me on this song. I absolutely loved how it came out.”
'Noche de Paz' features on Gokey’s newly-released Christmas album 'The Greatest Gift'. Watch the video here.