Idol season 8 finalist Scott MacIntyre, whose piano talent and tale of overcoming adversity earned him fans among viewers and on the judges’ panel, debuts his single, “Heartstrings,” on PEOPLE.com.

MacIntyre, who is visually impaired, wrote the tune along with the other 11 tracks on his album (also called Heartstrings) available on iTunes March 11.

“I’ve poured my heart and soul into all 12 original songs, bringing something I hope will find very rare in pop music today,” MacIntyre says. “What you won’t hear on my CD is an over-produced overly-sanitized sound. What you will hear are honest, believable songs delivered with solid conviction. I’ve stayed true to myself in every song.”

The Phoenix, Arizona resident will appear on next week’s Idol results show to perform Billy Joel‘s “Tell Her About It” with fellow Idol finalist Matt Giraud.