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.
“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.”