Caleb Johnson Teases “Fighting Gravity” VIDEO

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American Idol 13 winner, Caleb Johnson has kept a pretty low profile since winning the competition in 2014.  After releasing his debut album, Testify, last July, he’s played a few gigs here and there, but no major tour or follow-up singles had been announced.

Now, Caleb is getting ready to release his first official music video from Testify, for “Fighting Gravity,” set to premiere on Yahoo Music March 24. He’s also planning a tour of the Southeast, dates to be announced soon.

Read the press release, which talks about the inspiration for the film. Caleb hopes, via the video, to raise awareness of pediatric cancer. Watch a teaser of the astronaut-themed video below.

March 16, 2015 — Season 13 American Idol Winner CALEB JOHNSON has revealed a 30 second teaser clip to his first official music video for “Fighting Gravity” today.

“Fighting Gravity” will make its full-length premiere on Tuesday, March 24 exclusively on Yahoo Music. This poignant piece was inspired by a real life experience and conceptualized by Caleb, along with Mark Staubach (American Authors, Travie McCoy, Dirty Heads) who also directed the video. Caleb explains: “The video was inspired by a personal experience I had this past year while visiting a family whose son had a rare but terminal form of pediatric cancer. Using “Fighting Gravity” as the musical backdrop, I wanted to create an emotional connection and raise awareness of a disease that tragically affects so many families. I hope people will be inspired to lend support to people they know that are going through similar experiences.”

”Fighting Gravity,” co-written by Caleb, Brian Howes & Lenny Skolnik, is the first official video release from his TESTIFY album. The album features 9 tracks produced by Howard Benson (Bon Jovi, My Chemical Romance, Gavin DeGraw) with Caleb backed by the furious playing of Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, former Nine Inch Nails/Guns N’ Roses drummer Josh Freese, and guitarist Phil X (Rob Zombie and Tommy Lee).

Caleb will perform “Fighting Gravity” at the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 11 and is also set to perform on Saturday, May 2nd at Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee, North Carolina. Caleb is also planning a string of tour dates through the Southeast throughout May. A full list of tour dates to be announced soon.

TESTIFY is now available on iTunes.

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