“This is a song by one of the artists that inspired my upcoming album,” writes Kris Allen on his Youtube page about his latest cover, “Sweet Baby James” by the legendary singer/songwriter, James Taylor. “Wanted to share with you guys.”
The video, titled “The Rooftop Sessions,” finds the American Idol season 8 winner, delivering a sweet, and contemplative version of the song, which was written by James back in the early 70’s as a lullaby to his baby nephew. Maybe Kris was thinking of his own baby son, Oliver, as he performed it.
Although we have heard some of Kris’s new music live on the road, there’s no release date, cover art or title for the next album, produced by the Civil Wars producer, Charlie Peacock, but it’s coming soon. Kris and his family are about to move from Arkansas to Nashville. New music is coming, so stay tuned!
Watch Kris Allen cover “Sweet Baby James” by James Taylor