Colin Stough is gearing up for the release of his debut EP, Promiseland, following his run on season 21 of American Idol earlier this year. The six-song project will be released to all streaming outlets on Oct. 20.
The announcement accompanies the launch of the second single from the project, “Lonely Hour,” and an accompanying video.
“There are these moments after a breakup where everything kind of settles and the loneliness kicks in,” says Stough. “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.”
“Lonely Hour” and “Promiseland” follow the release of the new artist’s debut song “Bad Day,” a testament to the working man’s struggle to get through a particularly mundane day, as well as “I Still Talk To Jesus,” a personal depiction of Stough’s struggle to find meaning in a lifetime of disappointments and letdowns, which ended up reaching No. 5 on Billboard’s Country Digital Song Sales charts.