Singer, songwriter, author and podcaster Mike Donehey is stepping into the solo spotlight after two decades as a founding member and front man for the iconic CCM band Tenth Avenue North, which announced a surprise farewell in 2020. Donehey, with the backing of an incredible amount of support from listeners, made his solo debut earlier this year with two independently-released EPs, Work of Art and A Father And Two Sons, and a full-length major-label album is set to follow. Today (July 16), Donehey dropped a new track titled “Glory I Couldn’t See” and launched the pre-order for his Flourish album which is due out August 27.
“I called the album Flourish after a song I wrote early on in the pandemic last year,” Donehey shared about the inspiration behind his new album title. “I wanted to raise my fist and raise my voice in sharp defiance of my circumstances. I wanted to remind my heart that true flourishing isn’t external but internal. I wanted to remind myself that though heaven and earth gives way, Christ remains the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Donehey added, “The song that releases today, ‘Glory I Couldn’t See,’ is about the moment I realized I was playing the victim. Angry and sad over cancelled tours and plans, I sat down to write this song with my friends Andrew and Chris. From the first line I started to cry. I knew we were on to something special. As it turns out, this song became my anthem for months. I’m ecstatic to finally share it with all of you. I pray it serves as a cry to not let the valuable lessons we learned in 2020 to be lost as we rush back into “normalcy” in 2021.”