Kris Allen Horizons Album Stream! Listen Here! (AUDIO)

Kris Allen Horizons Album Stream

Kris Allen Horizons Album Stream

Listen to “Horizons,” the new album from American Idol season 8 winner, Kris Allen in its entirety, before the record is released on August 12.

The singer collaborated with Civil Wars producer, Charlie Peacock and a slew of Nashville writers, to create what is surely his best album yet.

I have only listened to a few cuts and I’m really impressed with what is so far, a beautiful crafted work. Listening, there were a few moments when I felt as if I were sitting in my college dorm room with my headphones on. It’s definitely got a distinct 70s/8os vibe going on. But at the same time, the music is firmly planted in the modern world.

Really good stuff.

Click to Pre-Order Horizons at iTunes

Listen here, via YouTube.

1. Young Love (“Paul Simon”)

2. Prove It to You (feat. Lenachka)

3. Beautiful & Wild

4. In Time

5. Lost

6. Don’t Set Me Free

7. Everybody Just Wants to Dance

8. Parachute

9. It’s Always You

10. Girl Across the Room

  • Jonins

    Listened to everything and I love love love Lost and It’s Always You. I believe Kris has improved a lot since his first album. Am truly impressed. Already pre-ordered the album and am so excited for it next week.

  • nncw

    Love the sound of the album! I love his falsetto and deeper registers, I just find his voice so intriguing. Beautiful and Wild and In Time are kinda inspirational. I like the soul fulness of Don’t Set Me Free and the country vibe of Girl across the Room. It’s quite a mix of songs but it all feels cohesive really helps that the musical arrangements were produced by Charlie Peacock

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Dipping into it, the full songs are striking me the way the snippets did: very well-constructed in the way that James Taylor or Carole King song are, where I say, “My, that is WELL-CONSTRUCTED” but it’s not my cuppa at all.

    The production’s a good choice, too: the feel is modern and folksy and “this year.”

    I think KA succeeded at doing a skilled and intelligent job at the thing he set out to do.

  • melang

    I like In Time – great songwriting there.

  • tripp_ncwy

    You can thank Kris, Mike Donehey & Charlie Peacock

  • tripp_ncwy

    Partial list of song writing credits.

    Young Love (“Paul Simon”) Writers: Kris Allen, Cale Mills
    Prove It To You Writers: Kris Allen, Cathy Morgan
    Beautiful & Wild Writers: Kris Allen
    In Time Writers: Kris Allen, Mike Donehey, Charlie Peacock
    Lost Writers: Kris Allen, K.S. Rhoads
    Don’t Set Me Free Writers: Kris Allen, Sam Ashworth
    Everybody Just Wants to Dance Writers: Kris Allen
    Parachute Writers: Kris Allen, April Geesbreght
    It’s Always You Writers: Kris Allen, Adam Hambrick
    Girl Across The Room Writers: Kris Allen

    Performance & Technical Credits posted on Barnes and Noble site;

    http://t.co/NZwzlqN4tx

  • tripp_ncwy

    @mdoolittle: YAY Kris!!! So good! “@KrisAllen: Here it is! #Horizons You can listen to it now! https ://t.co/8hvUIUdUpn”

  • girlygirl

    I think this is going to be my favorite of Kris’ albums (so far). Charlie Peacock did a great job producing it — Kris’ voice is up front (as Kris has talked about) and the production is current without being overwhelming or burying the vocals.

    And it feels like an album more than a collection of songs.

    My favorites are Lost, In Time, Beautiful & Wild and Don’t Set Me Free, but there isn’t any song that I would skip over, which is always a good sign :)

  • Marko

    “Thank you Camellia” is very good album. I can’t decide which one is better on first listen :)

  • vtu

    I was actually worried when I heard the snippets that I wouldn’t really love this album (even though I have enjoyed all the songs we’ve heard him perform). Now that I’ve heard the whole thing, I’m thinking this is the album I’ve wanted from Kris since Idol.

    Despite issues with the production, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Brand New Shoes, because I knew those songs represented who Kris was as an artist in a way that many of the songs on KATA and TYC didn’t (though those albums had much better production). With this album, I think we’re getting the best of both worlds–great songs that are very Kris and top notch production. Love it!

  • tripp_ncwy

    MicheleAmabile @MicheleAmabile
    So enjoyed my chat with @KrisAllen this morning! Look for the interview on @THR next week! #Horizons

  • tripp_ncwy

    B98.5 – Little Rock @B985radio
    Listen to @B985radio Sat. at 2:00 & Sun. noon when we re-air it, but we will have @KrisAllen as our guest DJ. He talks musical influences.

    ETA: Kris back in AR

  • buffyloverlori43

    This was a really nice surprise…Favorites are Beautiful And Wild, Lost, It’s Always You, Don’t Set Me Free, Young Love, and Girl Across The Room… But the whole thing is really awesome…. Favorite of his albums so far……

  • elliegrll

    The album is a lot better than the snippets, which didn’t offer a lot of variety or emotion. As Eilonwy said, Kris accomplished the sound that he wanted on this album. It’s not an album that I’m going to buy, but I may buy Lost and Girl Across the Room, which sounds like a special song.

    My only problem with this album is that the songs don’t touch me on an emotional level. My first thought is on the song writing itself, instead of the song as a whole. I think that there is an audience that will love that, but for me, these are not the types of songs that I will listen to on a regular basis.

  • justmefornow

    Kris did a nice job writing these songs, it’s not my thing at all, but well done for the type of sound he was going for. I liked the first cut Young Love probably the best. I think his fans, and fans of this type of music will love it.
    I wish him lots of luck with the album.

  • bridgette12

    Not my cup of tea. I think Kris made the kind of album he wanted, but a majority of the songs bore me and are lacking a emotional connection, plus he brings nothing new. He needs to step out of the box and push himself and not make a predictable album.

  • elliegrll

    Why is it predictable? I would assume that the answer to that is that it is the type of album that fits him, that he’s passionate about, and what people expect from him. That’s not a bad thing. People will find the songs boring, but many people are bored by John Legend’s music, including his recent hit All of Me.

    Kris, and any other artist, is going to fail if he tries to please everyone, or tries to release music that isn’t true to who he is. While I don’t like these songs, Kris’ passion for them, and the fact that they fit him so well, is going to help him find an audience with those who do like this style of music.

  • girlygirl

    Well, I disagree. If it’s one thing Kris has always brought, it’s an emotional connection to the songs he writes or performs. On this album, I think B&W, Lost, In Time and It’s Always You in particular are standouts in this aspect.

    It’s cool if it isn’t your, or anyone else’s, cup of tea, but IMO this album has a very strong emotional connection running through most of the songs.

    As for predictable, well I know of very few artists who don’t put out “predictable” albums. :)

  • lkingcorn

    Are there any predictions on how this album will sell? I wish kris good luck. I thought the album a good representation of Kris as an artist.

  • mimi

    Thanks girlygirl, I completely agree with your comment. Love or hate Kris’s music, I think the argument that he doesn’t connect emotionally is way off. I feel every word of Lost, Prove it to You, It’s Always You… It’s hard to comprehend that a listener couldn’t…

  • girlygirl

    No official predictions, just the usual guesstimates by people who post on this blog. :) But as an indie artist with no current radio play and not a ton of promo (although he’s doing the interview rounds and has a banner on iTunes) realistically it makes no sense to expect it to sell a lot of copies. There’s always the possibility of the album having legs or being a grower, of course.

  • bridgette12

    It’s predictable because it’s a slightly better version of his last two albums with songs that go no where. Kris might be passionate for his music, but the problem is that his music is bland and it won’t end up selling anymore than what Durbin’s album did.

  • Jaraye

    It’s been a long time since I have posted here, but I read nearly everything nearly every day! lol
    OMG! I haven’t listened to any of Kris’ music since shortly after AI, and I’m loving all of the songs on this CD! Kris sounds very mellow yet passionate in these selections, and I’m loving the whole vibe. Good for Kris! :)

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    My impression was that KA connects emotionally to the songs… but I don’t connect emotionally to his POV. So it’s not a problem with what he’s doing, it’s just that not everyone likes everything,

  • girlygirl

    Ok, that’s fair :)

  • Jaraye

    I haven’t posted here for sometime, but I read almost daily. Love MJ’s site! OMG! I haven’t listened to any of Kris’ music since shortly after AI8, and I’m loving all of these songs. His sound is a little more polished, IMO, and he sounds mellow yet passionate! Love it! :)

  • bridgette12

    Thanks, you explained it better than I did. A lot of artist are passionate or love the music they put out, but what they choose to sing and how they sing it don’t always reflect that passion or relay the emotions the artist is feeling.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Well, but I think I’ve said the opposite of what you’re saying. :( I think KA conveys emotion just fine, but I don’t resonate to what he resonates to. He’s just a very different person who’s on a different wavelength.

  • bridgette12

    At least you feel he’s conveying emotion,but to me, something is lost in translation.

  • http://www.celebritybug.net Celebrity Bug

    Even if Kris were on a major label and got tons of promotion, there is no hit single here. On a positive note, I still adore his voice and overall, the production is stronger in comparison to his previous releases.

  • Happyhexer

    I’m kinda scared to listen, because I’m really not crazy about “Beautiful & Wild.” I adore TYC, so I’ve been really looking forward to Kris’ new CD. But I am afraid it may be going back in a direction that I don’t like. I thought TYC gave Kris’ voice an opportunity to grow and shine. B&W sounds very average to me, although I have to give credit for the stripped-down production that allows you to hear and focus on Kris’ voice.

  • girlygirl

    Go listen anyway. :)

  • lovetheusa1776

    Kris Allen @KrisAllen
    This is exactly what #BeautifulandWild is about. youtu.be/84DLT4yRcy4

    http://youtu.be/84DLT4yRcy4

  • MV007

    The lack of sales in this case has nothing to do with his music though. He’s not on a major label and he has the bare bones in terms of promotion. Talk of sales for artists in these spots seems fruitless to me.

  • buffyloverlori43

    That is so freaking adorable….

  • Kerry Kolsch

    I don’t think that Kris is a good singer and I don’t think Kris coveys emotion. The worst song he ever sang was “Whats Going On”, a story about the tragedy of war. He failed to come close to the gravity of the situation. Allen has a diminishing few die hard fans who think he is “all that”, and when anyone disagrees with them they argue. It would be better if Allen’s fans reigned themselves in and tried to respect the fact that everyone is entitled to their opinion.

  • bridgette12

    As far as I can see, the Kris Allen fans are being pretty cool with the people who don’t agree with their viewpoint.

  • Marko

    I’m not Kris’ biggest fan but I respect him as a singer & musician. His songwriting is kinda meh IMO.
    Everyone’s fans usually react the same way. Lol

  • Incipit

    Mercy, that 5 yr old is a deep thinker – already with the existential angst. Makes B&W feel kinda sorta bittersweet.

    I listened to the whole thing, and then went back and did the first three songs in detail, so far – and “Paul Simon” or “Young Love” is a head bopping tune – I really do kinda like the style… and I’ll still check out the rest of them again, in batches.

    Disclaimer – It’s a good album, IMO. Kris is so very talented, and his vocals have these cool unexpected twists, but acoustic Pop Folk/Country is not my preferred music – and so far his specific themes don’t resonate with my life – so I don’t feel the need to own the songs.

    But I am happy to see that people like his album, I wish him the very best.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Where I got the term “resonate” is actually that we discussed this way back in college, in the context of feeling an affinity for one theoretical perspective over another*… it’s sometimes the one that affirms your existing experiences and values, it’s sometimes the one that opens a window on something new, and sometimes there’s no reason to put a finger on, you just enjoy it.

    *Assumes a range of theoretical perspectives that all hold up under reasonably valid testing. Most disciplines have a bunch of alternate POVs, with sometimes vicious schisms.

  • tripp_ncwy

    It would be better if a few could take their own advice. That’s my 2 cents.

  • buffyloverlori43

    Amen…

  • Happyhexer

    I am, Girlygirl! I think you know that I really WANT to like this album. For me, TYC is among the best albums I own (Idol or otherwise). I play the sh*t out of it and never tire of it.

    So far, I only like two songs, but I haven’t listened to them all, and I’m having trouble getting the audio to play on some (getting an error message). Will try to listen to the rest tonight.

  • girlygirl

    Yes, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. After all, there isn’t any artist who everyone likes. There isn’t any artist that everyone hates.

    My problem is when opinion crosses over to personal attacks.

  • lovetheusa1776

    I love this album.

  • Happyhexer

    I haven’t noticed a problem with any of the Kris Allen fans. They are very willing to agree to disagree. I think they know that Kris isn’t everyone’s cup of tea (which artist is?), but that doesn’t mean that their views aren’t legitimate, regardless of how strong the fans are numerically. Just because an artist appeals strongly to a small fanbase doesn’t somehow transmute them into “die hard fans” (with the implication that somehow they are not reasonable). They are entitled to their opinion — if Kris moves them he moves them, regardless of what others might think.

  • http://www.celebritybug.net Celebrity Bug

    Wow…. I think the tone of his voice is undeniable, but the problem for me personally, is that I always get more excited about his covers of songs by other artists than his actual material.

  • mineradvantage

    I like what I have heard but hate the cover art. Is that it? Looks like a vacation picture that I would have deleted. And the lettering? Ever heard of word art?

  • ANNIEBA

    Well, I for one am impressed. I haven’t heard it all, but this is a good album so far. It feels raw and sweet and sincere. Kris has not sounded better, IMO. Definitely has a country vibe but without that annoying bro country influence. I am not a country fan but this reminds me of early Vince Gill? So far Lost is my favorite and wish Kris the best with this.

  • springboard2

    To me, it’s a decent effort, but that’s it.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Reminder:

    People. There’s a flag button. The warning goes straight to my inbox. USE IT. DON’T respond to trolls!

  • rayni

    I love Kris’ voice, so I’m excited for this new music. Working my way thru the songs and so far ‘Lost’ is my favorite because I’m a sucker for a bluesy/minor key ballad. I also love that these songs are not over processed – his voice is front and center. Color me happy.

  • SBSenior

    Question. I have never posted anything on this site although I like to read it. Why are there so many people that don’t like Kris or his music commenting on this site? Can’t figure that out. For 5 years this has been going on. Are they glamberts that are still mad? I really like what I have heard so far and Kris’ voice and music appeal to me and I WILL buy his album even though it will not be on Top 40 radio! I assume Kris knows by now that he will not be a “superstar”! If Kris likes his album(and he is paying for it )that is all that matters. Why come here just to tell us how boring Kris is and how much you don’t like Horizons. It is amusing to me that “the haters” always have to show up anytime there is a post about Kris. They would be better off on posts about Adam if that is what they like.

  • Marko

    Lol. Glamberts are still furious. Never forgive, never forget!

  • MissMyEm

    When I first heard the snippets I wasn’t sure I was going to like this CD as much as TYC. But last night with my headphones on, I fell in love. It’s a great CD. Quite different from TYC. Not as over produced and Kris’ vocals shine through. Listen with an open mind. It’s got upbeat, ballads, country vibish, and others. I am for one grateful to Kris’ friend, Adam Hambrick, for hooking him up with Charlie Peacock. Even if you like TYC better, you’ll still like this CD, I think.

  • Corrine43180

    Last I checked this isn’t a fan site. Opinions, everyone has them.

  • MissMyEm

    I love the CD. Period.

  • Cathy Mcguire Kosak

    During his season I just felt that Adam was above and beyond…..Adam should have won……wishing Kris well…. but my heart belong to Scotty…..

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Reminder:

    The topic: Kris Allen and his new album, Horizons. NOT THE TOPIC: Dredging up ancient Idol history, or your special snowflake (unless it’s Kris Allen.).

    Please stay on topic.

  • heartly

    I’ve only listened one time through and with the exception of a couple songs, I really like what Kris has offered here. As I suspected from the clips, I love In Time. I’m still old school in that I like to buy albums in full versus individual tracks/streaming and I like the majority of what I hear here, so I guess Kris’ll be getting my money this time.

  • KrisAllenLists

    To no one’s surprise, I’m sure. I love it! But what’s especially great is that this is an album I’m happy to recommend to my more musically-snobby friends who love Americana, alt-country and/or indie-pop. I love that Kris straddles genres with ease and like said below, Charlie Peacock’s superb production makes it all feel cohesive.

  • KrisAllenLists

    This morning some friends and I were saying that this really seems like an album meant to be listened to in full and in order, which is rare these days, given current popular habits.

  • SBSenior

    I love Horizons. Charlie Peacock did a great job of bringing Kris’ voice to the forefront and the production is excellent. It does have a nice feeling of being a cohesive album rather than a collection singles. This will make the Kris fans happy and hopefully will bring in some new listeners as he makes new contacts in Nashville. I will definitely be buying the album. Love Lost (Charlie’s piano accompaniment is lovely) and the vibe reminds me of I Need To Know from Kris’ first album, In Time and Beautiful and Wild both have great lyrics. Go Kris!!!

  • chloe18

    Some of the songs have really pretty melodies. It seems to fit really well in the singer songwriter vibe and some of them remind me of something Amos Lee might sing whose voice I love. Unfortunately I don’t really listen to this type of music because I like more pop and uptempo things but I think it fits in well with that type of genre.

  • tripp_ncwy

    I actually think co-writer K.S. Rhoads did the piano accompaniment on Lost.

  • elliegrll

    He’s an indie artist, who doesn’t have a lot (hardly any) mainstream recognition, so the expectations have to be low. I think that we can see that from the number of Youtube views for the first single.

    But, I also think that like any indie artist, Kris has to find his audience, and he is taking positive steps in that direction. Posting all of the songs on Youtube was a must. Now he has to book more shows in front of new people. Aside from that, he also has to keep building a reputation as a writer. He won’t see the benefit of these things next week or the week after, but he has to do them, and be consistent, if he wants to get people to buy his music.

  • Pippygirl

    I have my favorites amongst all three of Kris’ albums. From the first, Red Guitar, Bring It Back and I Need To Know are the ones I mostly still listen to (although I feel all of KATA is very strong). From TYC it is Out Alive, Monster, My Weakness and Blindfolded.
    Horizons does showcase Kris’ voice really, really well. I thought it was ironic that Charlie Peacock noted that people seem to have lost sight of the fact that Kris has a really good voice.
    As for the songs themselves, Prove It To You is probably my favorite (and one of my all time favorite Kris songs ever). In Time and Lost are also great.
    Don’t Set Me Free is wonderfully produced and I love its sexy vibe.
    I am disappointed in the production of It’s Always You however. It sounded so great in the live version with a violin, and they chose to have it be guitar driven.
    In general it seems a very, very strong, cohesive album. I am a little sad about what seems to be the end of Pop Music Kris, because I love his stuff so much, but he was never going to be accepted there. I think this is the album that was expected from him post Idol and I wish him all the success in the world.

  • justbreathe

    I love In Time, Parachute, and Lost. I like Prove it to You too. I’m not into the sweet love songs (several of the other songs on the album). I don’t get a country/folk vibe on any of the songs except for maybe two songs (I am not into Country – so I’m glad he isn’t going the Country or Christian route). Sounds like pop-rock to me.

  • Cheryl Weston

    I love it. I am buying it. As usual, the more you listen to a Kris Allen song, the more you like it. You can tell he put a lot of thought into the whole CD. Thanks for displaying it MJ.

  • elliegrll

    Given the circumstances, I doubt that the album will sell well, but that doesn’t speak to the quality, or whether the songs will resonate with people who like this type of music.

    I think that some of the songs are bland, but that’s in comparison to the songs that I like. That does not mean that Kris should change, and try to release the type of music that appeals to me. To a certain extent, he tried that, and people did not find it believable.

    There is a review of the first song that resonated with me. Fans see it as a good review, and the reviewer liked the song, but he pointed out that neither the arrangement or delivery have a lot of punch, but he said that the lyrics do. That pretty much sums Kris up, and is a good description of the type of music that appeals to him.

  • chloe18

    I agree about missing the more pop oriented songs. The songs I liked from Kris were the more pop ones like alright with me, that devil door song, and I think rooftops maybe, I don’t know if I have the title right. I agree it’s very cohesive but just not in a musical direction I listen to but that’s ok.

  • Pippygirl

    The remarkable thing about Kris is that he can pull off the pop oriented songs with ease, as well as the more stripped back ones.

  • justbreathe

    Itunes lists him under pop, rock.

  • MissMyEm

    Same here. Grew up in the East, not married with a kid, not in his age group and live in L.A. Yet I too connect. Probably going to be weird to some but I think maybe not so weird because I can relate to the feelings of others. I teach kids and I see things in them every day. So there’s that too. And then there’s the song Lost. That’s not about me but I can definitely relate to what Kris is feeling. I think that comes from following an artist and getting to know them a little.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Singer/Songwriter as well.

  • elliegrll

    Not really. I’m a little uncomfortable with the notion that you have to be the same race, sex or have the exact same background as someone in order to relate to their music.

  • CanadianLady

    Red Guitar is still my favourite. I’ll wait to listen to this after I buy it.

  • Corrine43180

    MJ, there’s no flag button on the mobile site or I can’t find it. Do you know if it’s in a different place?

  • elliegrll

    I’m happy to recommend to my more musically-snobby friends who love Americana, alt-country and/or indie-pop.

    This is something that is turning me off from the album. I can’t listen to the Everybody wants to Dance track, because the snippet is just so pretentious. And even though I own multiple copies of the first album, the guy who wrote Let it Rain and Lifetime, and put them on the same album, doesn’t need to be pretentious.

    I just can’t buy into the idea that more thought went into a song, where the focus is on the lyrics, than other types of songs, or songs that are more mainstream and popular.

  • girlygirl

    I’m confused…what’s pretentious about Everybody Just Wants to Dance? Kris has said that song started as a joke.

  • elliegrll

    The snippet that I listened to yesterday included a line about people wanting to shut down their brains, and move their feet. I take issue with that perception.

  • Pippygirl

    I have never seen even people that despise Kris and his music call him pretentious.
    I think Kris is very authentic with all his music-what kind of people find his music enjoyable is out of his hands.

  • HopeForMusic

    I think that your interpretation is a bit of a stretch. Yes, when I dance, I am so happy to shut down my brain, at least from work mode, just as I do when I want to run, or other active pursuits. I need, in a big way, to sometimes to “shut my brain down”, but of course, it isn’t really shut down, just on relaxed mode. It has just escaped a little, which all good music, dance or otherwise, helps it to do.

  • Jordana34

    Mine too.

  • Pippygirl

    I took that line to mean that when people get into music and are dancing, they get into it and aren’t thinking about their troubles.

    1. Actually the remix of The Vision Of Love was pretty good dance music.
    2. Did I miss an interview where Kris made this statement? From the covers he does, it’s pretty obvious that he has very eclectic taste in music.

  • HopeForMusic

    I love this CD, and I can’t stop listening. I liked his first CD, with a few standouts, I really liked TYC, and I love this. Kris is maturing and evolving musically in a wonderful way, and I agree that this probably is the truest to who Kris is as a songwriter. I have to admit that I wouldn’t be disappointed if he comes out with the odd “poppier” song again, but either way, as long as he keeps improving as he has been, we have a lot to look forward to.

  • elliegrll

    I find that snippet to be pretentious. It smacks of the meme about popular songs being mindless, and indie artists working harder to craft their songs. I wasn’t talking about Kris, I’m referring to the song, and the idea that this is higher art than popular songs.

  • elliegrll

    It has just escaped a little, which all good music, dance or otherwise, helps it to do.

    Exactly, all music is basically a way to escape. All of it engages the brain in some way, just like it embraces the emotions. So the brain is not turned off.

  • girlygirl

    ok, well I’m not reading anything into the lyric other than sometimes people just want to forget everything going on in their lives and just dance (or have a good time). I know their are times I’d love to shut off my brain and just dance around my house without thinking about anything :I doubt he meant to imply anything about the intelligence of people who write and/or enjoy dance music :)

  • HopeForMusic

    OK. That is really putting it literally, but if that is the way you see it, you are certainly entitled to your opinion.

  • mtlfan2

    Enjoying a lot his new album. Best so far imo.

  • mtlfan2

    i totally share your viewpoint. I find it very exciting to see his musical evolution

  • Goodvibes27

    If someone put the track “Beautiful and Wild” on an indie rock/college rock station without any reference to Kris Allen/American Idol, it would go over big. I am very impressed so far.

  • Sassycatz

    I like the first song, especially. I don’t dislike any of the songs. I’ve paid to see Kris, enjoyed him very much in concert, and I’ve bought his albums. I think he is a very good live performer, but I think this album is very one note. No variations. It just points out to me why I like other artists better, because I am a rock girl at heart and I want some rock, along with my mid-tempo and ballads. I want some change ups, within my albums, and a certain artist better not disappoint me.

  • jennyl2

    The album feels stripped down and personal. I like it. Will be getting it.

  • MissMyEm

    From KATA I love Before We Come Undone the best and All Right With Me second. From TYC my favorite also is Out Alive but I love My Weakness and Blindfolded best as well. From this new one…gotta give it to Don’t Set Me Free but really I don’t think there’s a song I’d skip over. I love the message he sends in Lost.

  • linsmile

    I love it! I love hearing Kris’ voice. Love that it is not over-processed. I love that the songs are each different but the whole album has a cohesive sound. Kris and Charlie Peacock together is brilliant!

  • nyc57

    I completely agree with everything you said.So happy with this collaboration.It’s not that I didin’t love the other albums but this is the album that I’ve been waiting for.It may not be for everyone but what is.

  • Gerry DeSanto

    I had always thought “Paul Simon was kind of pop and he would put this song out as the single. But, it does not really matter if any of the songs are pop because he is not going to get any radio play anyways. The album has a softer singer/songwriter vibe to it.

  • girlygirl

    Kris is on 98.5 FM in Little Rock right now, acting as the guest DJ. Can listen here:

    http://www.iheart.com/live/Little-Rocks-B985-FM-5431/

  • Pat H

    That’s the way I read it too. Turn off your mind and just enjoy some dancing1 Get into it!

  • Pat H

    This is really good! And I haven’t bought any previous albums! Could be my first KA album!

  • wordnerdarchie

    Ok, help me out, what other song does the intro of Don’t Set Me Free remind you of? There’s another (older) song that has a very similar version of that melody. It’s driving me crazy.

  • tripp_ncwy

    More song credits for Horizons

    Young Love (“Paul Simon”) Kris Allen/Cale Mills/Chris Torres
    Prove it to You Allen/Cindy Morgan
    Beautiful & Wild Allen/Chris Lindsey
    In Time Allen/Mike Donehey/Charlie Peacock
    Lost Allen/K.S. Rhoads
    Don’t Set Me Free Allen/Sam Ashworth
    Everybody Just Wants to Dance Allen
    Parachute Allen/April Geesbreght
    It’s Always You Allen/Adam Hambrick
    Girl Across the Room Allen

    http://www.gohastings.com/product/POPMUSIC/Horizons/sku/294729950.uts#.U-d1N_ldWSo

  • tripp_ncwy

    @jambajim: Finally had a chance to stream @KrisAllen’s gorge new album. Perfect Sunday morning spin. [Sips coffee, smiles.] http://t.co/8XlJ3gnomW

  • Marko

    Jim Cantiello is a longtime Kris’ fan. I miss his humor the most.

  • Miz

    I know the song you mean and for the life of me I can’t think of the name or the artist.
    I love the song too, but my mind is just not letting me

  • wordnerdarchie

    I thought it (just the intro) reminded me of Eric Clapton’s Change the World.

  • HappyDaisy_2

    I love Kris’ Thank You Camilla album. After just one listen, Horizons sounds very different, MUCH more mellow. Wish there were more songs with more energy to mix things up a little. His vocals sound crystal clear and nice. If you like soothing/relaxing, this is your album.