The light is shining down on us this morning with the release of this glorious soul-searching cover of Gravity by John Mayer. American Idol season 14 runner-up Clark Beckham, who hails from Nashville, takes an authoritative spin at the ballad with a gritty ferocity, accompanying himself on piano. Fellow powerhouse Abbey Smith peppers in her own piercing vocal, elevating the song into church territory. The video (below) is brought to you courtesy of Inkwell Films, with Sam Siske directing and filming.
Following his impressive run on the singing competition's spring season, Beckham notched some of the finest vocal performances in history, including The Weeknd's Earned It, Percy Sledge's When a Man Loves a Woman and James Brown's It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World. This summer, he embarks on the Idol summer tour, along with the other four members of the Top 5 (winner Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones and Rayvon Owen). It kicks off July 7 in Clearwater, Fla. Find out additional details here.
Check out the outstanding performance below: