Castro Days Away from Releasing New Album, Only A Mountain

Jason Castro is days away from releasing his latest album…

The 25-year-old Colombian American singer and former American Idol alum will release his sophomore album, Only A Mountain, on January 15.

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“It’s been quite some time since my debut came out, so I’m anxiously looking forward to it,” Castro tells Billboard. “I remember that in the beginning when we started writing and recording it, I thought ‘Is this really going to happen? Are we really going to do this?’ I’m so excited. It’s all kind of surreal, in a way.”

Castro says many of the tracks on the new album represent a growth and maturity in his personal life over the last few years.

“I think a good portion of the album has been directly influenced or inspired by family life, and things that have gone on the past few years,” says Castro. “It’s definitely a snapshot of the last few years of my life. I hope they inspire people in their own journeys.”

The title track serves as the first single, and Castro says that’s no coincidence.

“We picked that song because that’s the overall message that we wanted to impart,” says Castro. “That’s one of the biggest lessons I have learned over the last few years – realizing that the struggles or problems I have faced, are so small in the big scheme of things. But, it’s all about having faith, and waiting it out. Things always get better. One of my favorite quotes I’ve heard – and I don’t know who said it, was ‘Everything will be ok, and if it’s not ok, it’s not the end.’ I’ve said that quote a lot over the years, and I feel the song catches that spirit.”

Castro Releases New Christian Track, “Only a Mountain”

Following a 16 month absence, Jason Castro has made his triumphant return to the Billboard charts…

The 25-year-old Colombian American singer and former American Idol finalist has returned to the music scene with his latest single “Only a Mountain.”

Jason Castro

Castro’s Christian song debuts on Billboard’s Christian Digital Songs chart at No. 12.

“Only a Mountain” is the title track from Castro’s sophomore album, which is scheduled for release date of January 15, 2013. But before then, there will be a five-track EP, Starting Line, available August 28 through Walmart and online retailers.

Castro’s previous Christian single, “You Are,” appeared on the Billboard chart in the spring of 2011.

The dreadlocked Texas native was the fourth place finalist on the seventh season of American Idol.