Kris Allen's New CD Is On The Way

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04:  Singer Kris Allen attends 'Trevor Live at The Hollywood Palladium' held at the Hollywood Palladium on December 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by JC Olivera/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Kris Allen;Things seem to be gearing up for Kris Allen’s next CD, set to be released in 2012. According to radio guy, Tony Knapp, RCA publicity exec, Joe Riccitelli revealed in an online chat, that Kris is “cutting (recording) now, looking for single first quarter.” Riccitelli added, “I love me some Kris.”

On the Trevor Live red carpet Sunday night Kris told Entertainment Weekly, that “We’ve moved past the writing process mostly and have moved onto the recording portion.”

“I’ve been working a lot with Tim Pagnotta, who produced and wrote some of the last Neon Trees album.”

Kris is particularly excited about a new track called “Out Alive,” which he believes “has possible single potential,” but too soon to tell.

Hm. Kris name checked that little ditty in an interview with Hollywire on the Halo orange carpet, back at the end of October. He must really like it! We’ll see if the record label agrees.

Kris told Pacific Rim Video press that hopefully that he’ll get something out “really early next year” and that he hopes to hit the road in the spring of 2012.

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  • Anonymous

    YAY! Things are finally coming together. So good to get these different tidbits from Kris and RCA. Really stoked for his new album!

  • Kesia Monteith

    YEAH! :)

  • http://twitter.com/blkeener Brittany Keener

    *Insert flailing* 

  • Anonymous

    So Kris finally found a producer? That’s good to hear. I’m really looking forward to hear new music from Kris. I hope it’s music he is really proud of.

  • http://twitter.com/buffyloverlori buffyloverlori

    Really excited about new music. Really interested in “Out Alive”, wonder if its fast slow,etc, and who Kris wrote it with. I remember him talking about it before.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Exciting!! :D Our patience has been rewarded with some actually detailed information! *applauds RCA* Kris is fantastic and the album will be well worth the wait.

  • Anonymous

    Hells yeah!  I really loved Neon Trees last album — hope Kris has the same kind of vibe on his.

  • Anonymous

    Finally Kris spilled a tiny bit of news, thank gawd.  I’ll take Kris & the RCA head giving us basically the same information about Q1/early 2012 as a sign they’re finally putting this together and see the finish in sight.  

    I’m curious about Out Alive also, it’s one song that’s not shown up on any database registrations online yet; I’m wondering if Kris wrote it with Tim Pagnotta back in early spring or if it’s something more recent.  A lot of the songwriting sessions we’ve heard about have produced registered titles, but there are still many others that haven’t yet, and there are probably still other collaborations we know nothing about.

    In any event, great news, I’m happy!

    And, I’ll just add that Kris looks photo-shoot ready so hopefully that’s on the agenda in the next week or two.

  • Anonymous

    If Riccitelli is happy, then so am I!  I’m excited to hear that Kris has been working with Pagnotta, and I can’t wait to hear Out Alive since Kris seems to be so happy with it.  Yay for new music!

  • http://twitter.com/bennierave11 Sandra Ballmann

    EXCITED!! Love Kris!

  • Anonymous

    Excited to finally see some news being reported about Kris’s new music. I’m curious to learn more about Out Alive, since it has been singled out as one of his favorites, and a possible candidate for the first single.

    Kris tweeted awhile ago about being back in the studio today and playing sandpaper (!!!) on a track. Interesting :)

  • madeformusic

    I’m excited! O/ O/ O/

  • luly

    I’m excited for new msuic :).

  • Anonymous

    ‘Really early next year’ is actually pretty soon. That’s awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    The Neon Trees’ producer?!! Sounds like an awesomely good fit.

    ***does happy dance**

  • Anonymous

    It’s hard to keep up with all the new Kris news. The title Out Alive is so intriguing. I can’t wait to hear it.

  • ronaldmascot

    Great news!  I hope he can really define a sound for himself with this one- who knows, it could be his “Breakaway”

  • Anonymous

    I’ll dance with you (in a groovy Kris kind of way)!! o/

    Very exciting news! And as someone said a while back, Out Alive would make an excellent album title, too! Can’t wait to hear it!

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris actually has several producers. He worked in the studio with Nolan Sipe for over two weeks last month. There are probably others also on the tracks that were already done and already earmarked for the cd per King Joe.

  • Anonymous

    count me in the excited bunch!!!
    hope it’s really really early 2012 :)

  • Anonymous

    Really looking forward to Kris’s album.  Good news at last.

  • Anonymous

    So happy for something a bit more concrete!  I’d wait however long I’d have to for new music from Kris, but I’m very pleased that it won’t be too much longer. :)

  • http://twitter.com/dy7764 dy77

    I am personally really looking forward to new Kris music! Can’t wait to buy it, play it, scrobble it, see it live, all of it!

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait!!! New Music Now!!

  • Anonymous

    The EW article seems to question RCA keeping Kris on for Album #2 considering his album sales were weak. It will be interesting to see how well his sophmore effort does. He needs big hit single, this time around, although LLWD was a big hit and didn’t seem to drive album sales. I wish him luck, bc I really liked him on idol but I thought his first album was boring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jo-Crawley/1193150385 Jo Crawley

    Really happy about the news, about time too, can’t wait!

  • http://twitter.com/NCshopgirl Diane

    So excited for new music from Kris! I hope early next year means JANUARY!!! :D

  • http://twitter.com/NCshopgirl Diane

    LOVED his first album. If he gets good promo, he’ll do well. No worries!

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait for new music.  I wonder what “Out Alive” is referring to?  The Neon Trees connection sounds very interesting.  I know that if they let Kris do his thing it will be amazing.  Look what he did with Brand New shoes practically by himself. 

  • http://twitter.com/crackletlightin B

    Looking forward to his album! Have to say he is looking mighty fine.

  • Anonymous

    So glad that we finally have concrete info about the upcoming album. I can’t wait for new music from Kris!

  • Anonymous

    EW may not know why RCA picked up Kris’ option, but I’m happy because the people at RCA know why they did it.  Considering that they are in charge of Kris’ career, I’m taking this as a sign that they get him, and know that he is marketable, have a plan in place and believe that he can be successful.

  • Anonymous

    Speaking of Breakaway, I’d love it if he could get one of these songs on a movie soundtrack, or even used in a television show or commercial.  I know it’s wishful thinking, but it seems like a few of the writers and producers who he has been working with do a lot of work for television, so maybe they can hook him up with something.

  • Anonymous

    Unrelated to the Kris album discussion but Wise Radio is doing an hour of Kris Allen music.  They are playing Imagine right now :)

  • tripp_ncwy

    They have been doing a Kris Allen music marathon all day.

  • musicality

    I’ll look forward to hearing it.

  • Anonymous

    Any thoughts of a Kris song being the boot on Idol?  Fighters seems to fit.  Isn’t is kind of his turn?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think they take turns.

    It’s a nice opportunity, but I don’t think the boot song, or appearing on AI, are that big of a deal. 

  • Anonymous

    I think appearing on Idol when the album is issued is a huge deal.  And the boot song only helps Kris if it’s also a single off the album, like Home for Daughtry.  But I’d be just completely shocked if Kris got the boot song now that Idol is hooked up with Interscope and Interscope has Idol artists–Scotty, Lauren and Haley.  It makes better business sense to support an Interscope artist than an RCA artist. 

    That said, I do hope that Kris is highlighted/helped by Idol next season.  the timing on the single, especially if the album comes out in March or April would be fabulous for dovetailing with Idol.  

  • Anonymous

     

    But I’d be just completely shocked if Kris got the boot song now that Idol is hooked up with Interscope and Interscope has Idol artists–Scotty, Lauren and Haley.  It makes better business sense to support an Interscope artist than an RCA artist.  

    Idol was hooked up with Interscope last season, but they used David Cook for the boot song, even though he’s with a Sony label.  19 is in business with Interscope, but they are still the record label for Kris, David Cook, Carrie, Kelly, Fantasia, Adam and others former alums, who are still with Sony.  They also still (unfortunately) manage Kris.  

    I think the boot song is only a big deal if it gets airplay, like Home, Bad Day.  Doing the song last year didn’t seem to have too much of an impact on how many albums he sold.  It’s good promo, at least initially, but without the accompanying airplay, the boost that it would provide wouldn’t last long.

    Appearing on AI is nice, but again, the boost is small, and doesn’t take the place of other promotion or airplay.  When The Truth was released as a single, it sold 8,000 copies the first week with very little promotion.  The week that Kris performed it on the AI finale it sold 7,000 copies. 

  • judes

    Great to have more concrete news about Kris’s new music. Can’t wait to hear some of it.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I know about the taking turns thing; but, it’s a nice thought.  a generous thought

  • Anonymous

    So January might bring a new Kris single…And it won’t be long before Kris is back on the road too. WOOT. o/

    “And, I’ll just add that Kris
    looks photo-shoot ready so hopefully that’s on the agenda in the next week or
    two.”

    I loved the photo shoot for his debut album. Definitely one of the better Idol photo
    shoots.(Still bitter that the beautiful “Man In The Mirror” pic wasn’t used for
    the album cover, or merch…)So excited to see what his next one will be like. I’m
    hoping for something more cheerful to counteract the gloomier nature of the
    first. Of course the tone of his new music is a key factor too, but Kris did
    say his second album would be more cheerful. I’m crossing my fingers that
    it is because I can only take so many angst ridden songs.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    The key to having good sales come from an appearanc on Idol is to have the song alreday be known and have been on radio for awhile. I don’t think premiering a song has worked, for fast sales, the past couple of years. But if the song is on radio, and well known, it can work. Whataya Want From Me got 194,000 DLs in the 2 weeks after Adam’s appearance. So an appearance can help if the timing is right. However the “boot” song doesn’t seem to have done anything since, “Home.” Or maybe “Hollywood Is Not America” did well too.

  • Anonymous

    New Kris music! !!!11!!! That’s all I have to say.

  • Anonymous

    Yay Kris !
    2012 is 3 and half weeks away, so really really soon.
    I can’t wait to hear new Kris music and everything Kris.

  • Anonymous

    I think all artists need a hit single, not just Kris.Young people don’t buy albums anymore. I recently asked my son, who is in his twenties if he ever bought albums anymore and he said he only buys singles.He actually didn’t think it made any sense to buy albums when you can download the songs you liked.I wonder if physical cds will even exist in ten years.I tried to buy a  player  for my sister at a Sony store and they were all discontinued.

  • Tera2

    I have Kris’s first CD and its a pretty good CD.  I look forward to his next CD. I like Kris and his voice.  Working with producer of Neon Trees should result in something cool.  I like Neon Trees music and their New Wave/Pop vibe, and I like the lead singer Tyler Glenn – he’s cool.  Kris worked with The Script on his first CD and they are cool and radio friendly, and that’s important. Kris should keep it radio friendly and good again.

  • tripp_ncwy

     But I’d be just completely shocked if Kris got the boot song now that Idol is hooked up with Interscope and Interscope has Idol artists–Scotty, Lauren and Haley.

    The boot song is totally unrelated to  Interscope.  Simon Fuller holds all those cards. He alone decides who gets the boot song as part of his Executive Producer package. To Kris’ credit outside of the S10 idols, he was the last AI winner Fuller signed when he owned 19, he was also invited to the Fuller WOF presentation and will have a new cd coming out.  Other than Scotty & Lauren, he has no connection to the newer idols.  With Fuller’s appreciation for cover songs, anyone could get the boot song including someone unrelated to AI.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris didn’t work directly with The Script, he worked with The Script’s producers/co-writers, Steve Kipner & Andrew Frampton.

  • Anonymous

     

    “Hollywood Is Not America” did well too.

    That song didn’t do well.  Thankfully, it was dropped for the final round of live shows.

  • Anonymous

    “Hollywood is Not America” wasn’t “dropped”. It was only intended to be used for the Hollywood rounds.

  • Anonymous

    I hope the boot song isn’t a cover, I know it will be but it is such a stupid decision. I think David C would have been helped a lot more to have a single of his be the boot song instead of some cover. Lauren’s The Middle would be a great choice.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with everything you’re saying.  I hope the boot song will be off someone’s actual album and not some warmed-over cover song from years ago that Fuller feels nostalgic about.  I love The Middle, that would be a nice choice.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    ellegrill, my statement about Ferras song was, “Or maybe ‘Hollywood is not America’ did well too. I was questioning if any boot song, since “Home” has done well. A partial quote, taken out of context, can change the whole meaning of the OPs statement! 

  • lorismile

    That article is one of the most positive articles I’ve ever read. Who wouldn’t want an interviewer to bring up lackluster sales and ask fans if they’re tired of him yet,, or Suggest he is a one hit wonder of a cover song no less, or lump him with artists recently dropped by their label.

    I’d frame this if I were Kris.

  • Anonymous

    So happy for this awesome news and can’t wait! I needed his music yesterday! I think like what he did on AI8, Kris will really need to count on himself and his music as we already know that he can’t count on his promo team or whoever/whatever. He will need seriously good music or hit singles(s) (which I think he is capable of) to sell the CD and get a chance to show everyone who he really is and about. I love me some Kris!

  • Anonymous

    LOL, and I was just answering your question.  And I was trying to voice my opinion that the song wasn’t the boot song for the final round, and that it is a crappy song.

    I don’t think it matters if the boot song is a cover, because a song that people recognize, whether that’s because it’s getting airplay or someone else performed it, is going to do better than one that people are only exposed to once a week for about a minute or two.

  • Anonymous

    It’s ok.. I think it’s article like this that drives Kris to excel even more.. I believe he is a fighter, a very good one actually, and that’s 1 of the reasons I love him and am very proud of him.

  • Anonymous

    The EW article just proves what I’ve known since 2009 is that Kris has very few champions in the media. And I do think that he has to something to prove on the second album. I’m confident that Kris has the musicality and drive to do it. 

  • Anonymous

    All that really matters in the end is that Kris has good radio songs on the new album, same deal with just about every artist.  He’s been writing for this album for a long time & Jive then RCA obviously has heard his material and feels confident enough in it to proceed.  I’m sure they’ve run a few demos by some radio types and feel confident.  It would be naive to think RCA hasn’t heard Kris’ new material every step of the way and that they are behind it.  Otherwise, why invest in the project?

    Some negative articles in the press or swarms of people posting negative comments on articles aren’t going to impact whether or not radio plays Kris’ songs. I’m sure the negative comments on the EW article and in other places on the web from detractors come as no surprise to Kris’ management or label.  Ultimately, if the songs are good & radio plays Kris, he’ll be fine.

  • Anonymous

    Negative press and comments haven’t hurt Kanye West, Justin Bieber, or every other artist in the industry.  The whole thing is just part of the industry that every artist has to deal with.  

  • http://twitter.com/dy7764 dy77

    New Kris music! !!!11!!! That’s all I have to say

    Well said! Can’t wait!

  • Tera2

    Yeah I know. I was trying to get across that he used one of The Script’s songs, and his music has a cool “Pop-rock/soul” vibe like theirs too, and he should keep that vibe on his next CD. Those guys Frampton and Kipner wrote “Written all over my face” too which is my most favorite along with “Heartless” – and I have more favorites on his CD, but I like all the songs.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I’m kind of sorry I gave that EW article a hit. Flip side is that I am glad they took the time to interview Kris and I’m very interested in hearing ‘Out Alive’. Second time Kris has mentioned that song and it’s very rare for him to give anything up. He likes to play it close to the vest.

    I’m jazzed about the new album.

  • judes

    Ha I asked my son who is also in his 20′s about CD’s & he loves the physical product as to his ears it sounds better than just downloading off i-Tunes -so maybe to the music purists they will always buy CDs.Then I asked my daughter also in her 20′s & she mostly buys singles on i-Tunes but will buy the whole album if its cost effective ie if she likes more than 4 songs on an album its cheaper to buy the whole album than 5 or more single songs.
    So Kris just needs to have many great songs on his album for young ones like my daughter to buy it as a whole. I am confident this will be the case.

  • tripp_ncwy

    He’s been writing for this album for a long time & Jive then RCA obviously has heard his material and feels confident enough in it to proceed.  I’m sure they’ve run a few demos by some radio types and feel confident. 

    A lot of the same Jive execs who previewed the song(s) to radio pds in July are on staff at RCA including the head guy King Joe.  So RCA was already well aware of the music Kris was working & already had heard some of it.  According to Toby some of those songs were already set to be on the album.

  • David I-Chen Lin

    CANT wait!!! I still love his debut CD. Too good

  • luvadamlambert

    Cool! :)

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure your son is right about music sounding better on a physical CD, and my son is not a musical purist but I think  he represents the typical buyer.I’ve loved Kris from the moment I saw him on my TV .He’s just a very special person.  I’m sure his album will be wonderful and there will be lots of great singles on it.