First single, ‘I Still Believe,’ available Aug. 27
Artist/drummer/songwriter Michael Feighan will release his solo project, “Someone Prayed,” on Oct. 15.
His team said, “Besides delivering great vocals and music, Feighan has assembled an incredible team for the project. Matt Bissonette (Elton John, Ringo Starr) joined as producer for ‘Someone Prayed,’ while his brother, Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr), added his drumming expertise for the EP, and five-time Grammy Award-winning engineer, Chris Lord-Alge (Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Tim McGraw) brings his talent to the mix.”
The project will be released through Label Logic, with distribution being handled by Ingrooves.
The first single, “I Still Believe,” will release on Aug. 27, and will be available on all digital outlets.
A press release stated, “It’s a patriotic song that honors our military during Labor Day, Sept. 11, and any day that salutes our nation. The single was co-written by Feighan and Matt Bissonette, and fulfills Michael and his dad’s, Chief Master Sgt. Mike Feighan, love for our country.”
Matt Bissonette said, "Working with Michael has been an amazing blessing in my life. Our friends from Label Logic put us together and we began writing songs together. I knew Michael was a really good singer, and a great drummer as well, but was blown away at what an amazing performer he is in the studio. He really brought all the songs to another level, and his lyric skills really made it easy to write the songs. But more important than that, he is a great human being with a desire to honor God in everything. God first, everything else follows. It’s a great motto and principle that humbled me and made me want to do the same. What an amazing honor it is to work with this blessed man."
“Someone Prayed” is a four-song EP that includes the title track and “I Still Believe,” with two additional songs that were written for his wife and daughter.
“Joy of Life” centers on the difficulties Feighan's wife, Christie, faced during a rough period of time, and his musical message centered on the joy of Christ: “Jesus, give me the faith that will move every mountain/And teach me to trust You always/Father teach me Your ways that I want to be my ways/And give me the Joy of life today.”
“Before Time Began” is a loving message to his daughter, Tatiana, after Michael and Christie flew to Russia and brought their daughter home to Texas after her adoption.
“Writing with Matt on this project was a dream come true, and one of the songs we did together was especially rewarding,” Feighan said. “I had some previous lyrics that I had written about my daughter, Tatiana. My wife and I adopted her from Russia, and I thought it would be great to have Matt talk about his son in the second verse. He came up with the idea for the third verse that puts it all together, and how we are all God’s adopted children – and one day in heaven he will be looking back at us. This song came out very powerful!”
Feighan's high-profile career began when he joined the Christian metal band Whitecross, and he was ranked as one of the top 10 drummers in Christian music. The group’s music grew around the world that included the states, South America and Europe, and led to three Dove Awards for recordings with “Triumphant Return” (1990), “In The Kingdom” (1992) and “Come Unto The Light” (1994).
Feighan became an on-demand drummer that led to other opportunities outside of Whitecross. This included being signed to Star Song Music (1991-93), R.E.X Music (1994-95), Madison Line Records (2013), playing with Curious Fools on the Gotee label in 1997, performing with Oz Fox of Stryper and pop artist B.J. Thomas.