Scott MacIntyre is set to release his first new contemporary Christian album "Lighthouse." The album is being released through Mini Mac Music and will be distributed by New Day Distribution. MacInttyre is the eighth place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. Further, this 29 year-old is is visually impaired, and while not completely blind, he suffers from tunnel vision and has only a two-percent field of vision, both due to Leber's congenital amaurosis.
On MacIntyre's new album, "Lighthouse,' he has garnered the vocal support of fellow American Idol finalist Danny Gokey and Skylar Laine. The eleven song project was produced by Grammy nominated Matt Bronleewe (Plumb, Hayden Panettiere, Joy Williams), Dove nominated Kyle Lee (TobyMac, Michael W. Smith, Phillips, Craig & Dean), and MacIntyre joining in on the production duties. Ten of the eleven compositions featured on Lighthouse were written or co-written by MacIntyre.
"I'm really excited about this new album," says MacIntyre. "I've been so blessed to work with incredible co-writers and producers, and I really feel like we've been able to capture the essence of the Christian walk in these songs." MacIntyre also explains the meaning of the album's title. "One of the most comforting things I've learned is that no matter what craziness is going on in my life, God stays constant. He is like a lighthouse standing tall and true, guiding his children home."
The first single from "Lighthouse" is the powerful track, "Fifty Second Chances." The lyrics cut to the heart of our struggles with faith that are buoyed by the grace and forgiveness of Christ. I need fifty second chances/And a hundred near misses/A thousand more I'm sorry's/And a million questions why/Though I don't yet have a martyr's faith/I'm willing to try/Forgive me for all my circumstances/Thank you for fifty second chances.
Other standouts on the album include the upbeat, hand clappin' tune, "Hallelujah Song," that features fellow American Idol alumni, Danny Gokey. Another American Idol finalist, Skylar Laine is featured on the heart-felt wedding ballad, "With This Ring." The project closes with MacIntyre's "I Am Hope," the well-known anthem for organ donation that is spotlighted with lyrics about God's continual promise of hope in the midst of adversity. MacIntyre will maintain an active tour schedule for the rest of the year, with upcoming concerts throughout the states and in Canada. A kidney transplant recipient and strong advocate for the transplant community, several of his shows will be done in support of organ donation, including upcoming appearances this fall for the National Kidney Foundation Walks in New York City, Los Angeles, CA, Boston, MA, and Miami, FL. MacIntyre also works closely with Donate Life America to further promote the cause of organ donation. The talented artist is also heading to Vietnam with his wife, Christina, for two weeks to perform in support of Viet UC Family, a privately-funded organization which aims to break the poverty cycle and provide opportunities for Vietnamese youth to improve their future.