American Idol’s Colin Stough Announces EP Drops New song

Colin Stough
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Colin Stough today (September 29) announces Promiseland, his debut EP, his first after his run on American Idol earlier this year. The six-song project from the 19-year old Gattman, Mississippi native will be released everywhere on October 20.

The announcement accompanies the launch of the second single from the project, “Lonely Hour.” The American Idol 2023 3rd place finisher describes the song–written by Alex Maxwell, Stough and Dawson Edwards–as melancholic saying, “There are these moments after a breakup where everything kind of settles and the loneliness kicks in. It’s those moments after the day winds down before the night sets in and you can fall asleep. The moments where you can’t stop thinking about everything and you finally start feeling all of the pain and loss that comes after a relationship has run its course. It’s the lonely hour.

Colin Stough

Colin has also released the pensive official music video for “Lonely Hour.” Shot in a single hotel room, the video is powerful in its simplicity. the country singer-songwriter says, “This song is a melancholic one and what’s more melancholy than sitting in an old motel with everything you own packed in a suitcase as the sun is setting. It’s loneliness at its deepest. That’s the feeling we wanted to capture in this video. It’s meant to be kind of simple but vulnerable, and honestly, just kind of sad.”

Currently out on the road with headlining tour dates including a hometown show that sold out in one hour, Colin is ready for all of his fans to hear his debut project next month.

“Lonely Hour” and “Promiseland” follow the release of Colin’s debut song “Bad Day,” a testament to the working man’s plight to get through a particularly mundane day, and “I Still Talk To Jesus,” a deeply personal depiction of is struggle to find meaning in a lifetime of disappointments and letdowns, which ended up reaching the #5 slot on Billboard’s Country Digital Song Sales Charts and #18 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales Charts.

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