Yesterday, Billboard exclusively announced that Atlantic Records/Hear It Loud have signed Colton Dixon to an exclusive label deal. The award-winning American Idol fan favorite and finalist will debut his first single in nearly three years, “Miracles” on January 24th.
“Colton is a true talent with an amazing vocal tone and delivery,” David Silberstein, Vice President, A&R at Atlantic told Billboard. “Building on the strong foundation of Colton’s Christian music background, we’ve continued developing his songwriting with new lyrical concepts and productions that are very personal to him. The music he’s coming with feels bold but remains true to who Colton is and what he stands for.”
“I’ve written so many songs over the past three years,” echoes Dixon about the time he’s spent songwriting in Los Angeles. “Even though the world probably won’t hear them all, I enjoyed every session. I’ve gotten to write with people from all different beliefs and walks of life. We were able to have real conversations about faith, family, struggles, and life, in general.”
About the first single, “Miracles,” he says, “This is a song that has meaning and depth, but it just feels fun musically. Some things are more than coincidence. I believe there is a God who loves you and looking out for you. I’m pointing out to others that there’s more to life than meets the eye. I believe miracles happen all around us. I’d like to encourage all of us to slow down a bit, so we can see and appreciate the miracles for what they are.
“Miracles” also serves as a powerful conclusion to a longstanding collaboration with the late busbee [P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Jon Bellion, Gwen Stefani, etc]. Their partnership dates back to Colton’s first No. 1 single “You Are.”
“busbee was the best,” Colton smiles. “He made it a point to always hear my vision for what we were writing. He’d bring his expertise to it. I really appreciate how he took the time to understand and support what I wanted to do. We’re all going to miss him very much.”
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