Colton Dixon fans are excited for his debut album, "A Messenger" was released tomorrow January 29th!
"American Idol" season 11 finalist, released in October his first single, "You Are" which reached number 1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel singles chart within a week, has spent 13 weeks on the chart and currently at 21.
Dixon sat down with Billboard to discuss the album's evolution and songwriting process. "I either wrote or co-wrote all the songs except for one. I'm the kind of artist who thinks that everyone should write their own stuff. It means more that way," he explained.
He also spent some time working on possible songs with Lifehouse frontman Jason Wade. However none of those tunes made it on to "A Messenger." "Hopefully they'll make the next record. I'd really like to do some collaborations in the future."
In the wake of two on campus school shootings in the last three months, Colton Dixon feels like the world, especially America needs to hear "positive" music. Inspirational rocker Dixon's "You Are" was released around the same time as Hurricane Sandy and feels like the lyrics can apply to the shootings as well.
"You are the light that's in the dark ... And when my circumstance leaves me with empty hands / You are the provider of my needs / When all my dirtiness has left me helpless / You are the rain that washes me."
He told Bulletin Entertainment:
"I am who I am and I'm not ashamed of that. But, of course, there are people pulling you [in] different directions and wanting you to do one thing but it wouldn't make sense to you to do that. I just wanna put out positive music. The truth of the matter is, we all need to hear it."
A Messenger, Colton Dixon (2013)
2. I'll Be The Light
3. You Are
4. Never Gone
5. Love Has Come
8. Where My Heart Goes
9. This Is Who I Am
10. In and Out of Time
11. Let Them See You
Colton Dixon - A Messenger (Album Sampler)
Colton Dixon "You Are" LIVE