American Idol’s David Hernandez is out now with his new single and music video, “Sorry.” Produced by Alex and Deshawn Teamer and written with Michael Orland, the song is a metaphoric letter to those David has hurt in the past as well as those who have hurt him.
“Fifteen years ago, I met someone incredible,” he recalls. “I was just out of a break-up and not in the state of mind to realize how good this person was until it was too late. I broke their heart, lost them, and have never spoken with this person since but they are forever imprinted on my heart.”
David says he has been on the other side, too, where he’s had to decide if it was better to stay with someone who caused him pain or walk away and cut his losses. “Whichever way you want to look at it, the result is ending up alone and loneliness sucks,” he says.
The music video was shot in West Hollywood in the middle of the current pandemic. The crew was kept to a minimum with only David, director Derek Caldera and cameraman Arno Diem on set. They were careful to distance from one another and only shot in areas where there were no other people.
Luckily, the empty streets and garage worked well with the song’s theme. “It helps to convey the loneliness of being left with your thoughts after the one you love has left or you have left them,” David explains.
David Hernandez is best known for competing on American Idol. He has released two full-length albums, 2011’s I Am Who I Am and most recently, Kingdom: The Mixtape. His previous single, “Beautiful,” released in 2016 was a Billboard Top 200 Dance hit.
“I have grown since Kingdom: The Mixtape; emotionally and sonically,” David says. “What I love about ’Sorry’ is I’m allowing myself to be vulnerable and I’m getting closer to speaking my truth. It’s basically me admitting, ‘Hey I fucked up. I am not perfect but I am trying to be better.'”
David Hernandez’s “Sorry” is available now on all other major e-music retailers. Visit: http://www.davidhernandezofficial.com