Allison Iraheta – Scars – Sneak Peek

According to the Ramdomize ME blog, you can buy Allison Iraheta’s new album Just Like You at this french music site HERE. The album is due to hit American stores on Tuesday, December 1.

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The blogger downloaded one of the songs, “Scars” (peeps in the US can’t buy, or I would have downloaded a few tunes myself). You can listen to the tune HERE.

The song is gorgeous!   Allison sings like an old soul. We only got a peek at this girl’s talent on Idol. If her debut doesn’t sell well, I hope Jive treats Allison like a developing artist.   In time, given the chance, her career could explode.

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69 Comments

  1. Wow fantastic song and beautifully done by Allison. I hope this is the next single!!!

  2. THIS I like!! Go Allison!

    ETA: I totally loved her accoustic “Don’t Waste The Pretty” she did on the radio show.

  3. The song is gorgeous!   Allison sings like an old soul. We only got a peek at this girl’s talent on Idol. If her debut doesn’t sell well, I hope Jive treats Allison like a developing artist.   In time, given the chance, her career could explode.

    Yes! Or get her with a label/mgmt that knows how to deal with a real singer. I don’t know if she’ll be Popular with a capital P, but there’s a place for people who can do what she does. Go Allison!

  4. MJ — I agree “Scars” is a really good song and the one that most sounds like Allison to me. I also hope that Jive sticks with her and treats her like a developing artist. She has so much talent and this album just seems to scratch the surface.

  5. I really like Allison’s singing style: she lives and breathes the lyrics through her voice.

    The songs themselves, at the moment are OK, but her vocal interpretation of them is great.

    I’m more and more tempted to buy this one.

  6. I love it.
    From what I heard so far (FIBOU (English and Spanish in Deluxe Version), Scars, Just Like You acoustic, Don’t Waste The Pretty acoustic, Trouble Is demo, and Dilana’s Holiday), her album will be terrific and well worth the money. Will people buy? I sure hope so because I want a second one very quickly.

  7. Allison is getting some advertising on Teen Nick. The other day while Full House was on my kids got excited because a commercial showing part of Allison’s FIBOU video was on. My 8 year old daughter told me I need to buy her Allison’s CD for Christmas for her. I was glad to finally see her get some promotion. She is so talented.

  8. anijsch
    Hasn’t she had a streaming of her album like the others?

    Not yet, but I read somewhere that it would be streamed the 28th. In any case, I am sure MJ would have a link up as soon as it happens, so stay tuned.

  9. She’s got so much potential that hasn’t been tapped yet. She will get better with age like fine wine. Allison rocks.

  10. amazing lyrics, amazing vocals. This song makes me hate those people who hurt her or made her feel bad. Maybe I ‘m exaggerating but that’s the way I feel

  11. Scars is beautiful and Allison’s voice really shines on this one. I too hope that even if she doesn’t explode into the music scene with this first album Jive sticks with her because she’s got so much potential for a long term successful career.

    I love how she completely feels what she’s singing and her tone of voice is just so beautiful.

  12. Oh, wow, this is great. Going to have to buy this one, too… gah, I spend too much on Idol music :)

    I really hope that she does well with her album and gets to keep developing. I absolutely love her voice.

  13. Damn! I was afraid they’d overly pop-princess her, especially based on Friday I’ll Be Over You, but her voice comes through beautifully here.

    edit: just checked out the live/acoustic Don’t Waste the Pretty and loved it. Her guitar player is pretty cute too.

  14. I love Scars! it’s an amazing song! actually her whole album is amazing! love it! ahhh! i really hope this album does well and people buy it if they like it and don’t d/l it illegally b/c i want her to do well and be able to cont. making music! :)

  15. i really like Allison’s voice. the song is good BUT i dont know if its Allison. the subject is just too mature for her.

  16. So far, Allison’s batting a thousand for me. She’s got a real range of songs, and she does a great job on all the ones I’ve heard. Go, Allison.

  17. i really like Allison’s voice. the song is good BUT i dont know if its Allison. the subject is just too mature for her.

    I think that’s a little unfair since we actually don’t know her. We don’t know what she’s been through.

  18. i dont know if its Allison. the subject is just too mature for her.

    Nah! Not at all
    When I was 15 I was heavily into The Doors, The Cure – way over my age – and I wasn’t the only one. Something about the unknown, the mystic that drives passion and a high that gives you a pounding rush which makes you come back for more.

  19. i really like Allison’s voice. the song is good BUT i dont know if its Allison. the subject is just too mature for her.

    The poor girl can’t win. If she sings something tweeny/teeny she’s too bubblegum/popish. If she sings something with depth and meaning she’s being too mature.

    I think that’s a little unfair since we actually don’t know her. We don’t know what she’s been through.

    I agree! How on earth do we know what her life has been like? I know when I was 17 I had “scars”. I would venture to say that most teens do and this song is something they can relate to. Way to go Allison. You feel your music so much and it comes across beautifully.

  20. i really like Allison’s voice. the song is good BUT i dont know if its Allison. the subject is just too mature for her.

    lol we heard this during the season too.
    anyway, she’s 17, almost a legal adult i think it’s fine for her age

  21. wow, I can’t stop repeating this song!! I really feel what she’s saying!! Bravo!

  22. i really like Allison’s voice. the song is good BUT i dont know if its Allison. the subject is just too mature for her.

    I dunno. Yeah, she’s young. But development happens differently for different people, and I wouldn’t be so quick to presume where she’s been at and what she’s felt. It’s not in the singing, anyway; the way she presents the material is completely on-point, and in no way registers as hollow. Even if there hasn’t been a comparable event in her past or something to warrant the song… if she sings believably, it totally works for me.

  23. i really like Allison’s voice. the song is good BUT i dont know if its Allison. the subject is just too mature for her.

    Actually, I think, a fair interpretation of the song could be a teenager involved with an older man, with the older man trying to make her something she is not, expecting her to be more “adult”. Listen particularly to the second verse section.
    So, although mature, this could be something a teenager experiences.

  24. This CD is so so so good! If you like this song, you’ll also be gaga over Trouble is. She hits notes in that song that many of you would not believe she is capable of.

    As far as believability of her singing “Scars” at 17. I think it’s totally appropriate and her ability to sing such songs with the passion that she does it what makes her so special and amazing.

  25. Actually, I think, a fair interpretation of the song could be a teenager involved with an older man, with the older man trying to make her something she is not, expecting her to be more ‘adult’ 

    Wow…that’s a good interpretation and it makes the song I’d say a little bit more powerful.

    Even if there hasn’t been a comparable event in her past or something to warrant the song’ ¦ if she sings believably, it totally works for me.

    And she does. That’s one of the things I love about her, she really gets into the song and puts everything into it. I believe her.

  26. She has a lot of potencial to be big out of Idol bubble.

    Maybe not right now. But in the future I know she will be big.

  27. The word going around twitter is her official MySpace will be streaming the album starting the 28th. Since her Official Jive website went up, her MySpace looks like its being run by 19/Jive as some of it mirrors the Jive site. I haven’t gotten confirmation from her Street Team leader, yet. Here is the link: http://www.myspace.com/allisoniraheta

  28. Actually it was precisely her Street Team leader that tweeted about the album stream on her MySpace, I’m assuming it will be her MySpace.

    TheAlliekatz UPDATE UPDATE: Allison Iraheta Album will be STREAMING LIVE on MYSPACE 11/28 THRU 11/30! That Alliekatz is what’s up!
    1:20 PM Nov 24th from TweetDeck

  29. I like this song much better than her first single. Congrats to her!

  30. I think that’s a little unfair since we actually don’t know her. We don’t know what she’s been through.

    Well, and the teenage years can be really difficult. 17 year old girls don’t know that life can get much harder. And, the pain they feel isn’t lessened just because someone else’s pain comes from a more tragic place, or for a more legitimate reason. The smallest thing can feel like the end of the world to a teenager. We as adults know that they’re overreacting, but they don’t.

    So yeah, a 17 year old girl can have “scars”. They be nothing compared to the scars her 35 year old self will have, but they sure as hell feel pretty shitty at the time :)

    Anyway, good song. Allison sounds great on it. Little Spens is going to be so excited when I can finally get my hands on Allison’s CD for her.

  31. WOW what a gorgeous voice and thank you Jive/19 for not taking that away from her in this song!!! So happy and excited for Allison’s album!

  32. Laury
    “She has a lot of potencial to be big out of Idol bubble.

    Maybe not right now. But in the future I know she will be big.”

    I think and hope so!!! There must be a reason that 19 signed her so quick!

  33. Of COURSE she can have scars at 17, geez not all girls grow up in disneyland. I had scars when I was a child, pain and abuse can start very young. Like she sings, we all have scars. Most people don’t live sheltered safe lives, at least not the people I know.

    I listen to this and it’s an old soul singing, it’s someone who knows passion and pain. You can’t put an age value on people.

    The first single wasn’t worthy of Allison. She’s so deep. Though part of her is 17, too, so it’s all good. This is incredibly gorgeous and honest singing, she is going to blow people’s minds eventually.

  34. Um, is it okay that a 40+ yr. old got tears in her eyes listening to this? LOL!

    I am seriously starting to believe that Allison and Kris are the best things Jive* has going for them right now and if they’re smart they’ll hold onto both regardless of what happens sales wise with their first albums. I also believe both have HUGE growth potential outside of the Idol bubble. I am looking forward to hearing this entire album on her website (I believe someone said) tomorrow!!!

    P.S. *iirc Brittany and JT are on the Jive label, so I mean true artists, not the ones that need **sex to sell their albums. (**Disclaimer tm Kirsten: I am not referring to any other AI finalist in this statement.)

  35. I really love this song. You really get to hear Allison’s ‘voice’ in this song.

    Given some time to mature….I think she is going to be big!

  36. I hope she gets alot of radio play and promotion. There is no reason that she shouldn’t be big right now, if she gets the right promotion. I really like this Scars song, her vocals are amazing as always. I think signing her was the smartest thing Jive did.

  37. Once again, this girl shows why she’s the best singer I’ve ever heard. Her performance on this song, as on Someone To Watch Over Me and I Can’t Make You Love Me on the show, demonstrates her wildly underrated ability for subtle delivery. Listen to the delicate way she delivers some of the words. This is not “just some belter”.

    Not to mention her usual emotion. Damn.

    Having said all that, I strongly advise you to check out Trouble Is when the album starts streaming tomorrow (well, check out the whole thing, and buy it!) — having heard the album at Torrid last Sunday, I think Trouble Is is the grand-slam ballad on here.

    cookcricket: Um, is it okay that a 40+ yr. old got tears in her eyes listening to this? LOL!

    Well, this 50-year-old got tears when she sang I Can’t Make You Love Me on the show — the first time a singer has ever done that to me — so, um, yeah. :-)

    But good lord, I hoped we’d gotten past this “she’s too young” nonsense. Not only is she most definitely not too young, she’s a fricking incredible singer — just enjoy that.

  38. I think Trouble Is is the grand-slam ballad on here.

    Scars, Trouble Is and Holiday were the three that stood out to me on the snippets! I am very, very excited and happy for her!

  39. But good lord, I hoped we’d gotten past this ‘she’s too young’  nonsense. Not only is she most definitely not too young, she’s a fricking incredible singer ‘” just enjoy that.

    I have a feeling that some are going to have issues with other songs in her album if they feel she’s too young for this song. However, I agree with you, Allison the teenager and Allison the singer are different for me and as long as she keeps connecting with these songs the way she does, it’s all good with me. She’s an incredible singer and that’s all that matters to me when I listen to her music (of course it matters that the music is good).

  40. Just curious, did anyone get a little bit of “If I were a boy…” from this song?

    I like the fact that they held a back a little on the instrumentals to showcase her voice.

  41. Allison is a great singer and her voice is so powerful an awesome. I just love her voice and I don’t care how old she is. I don’t even think about that. Why would I ? Is that important ?? One of my fav songs of all times (still) is Hey You – Pink Floyd and David Gilmore – how old he is? Is he to old maybe, ever been in love, is he married, strait,… I have no idea and I don’t care. I love the song and I love his voice, especially live performances.
    Allison is going to be one of the best selling singers. I have no doubt. I believe in this girl. Keep it up Allison !!

    Nov 27th well, 3 more days…

  42. lakhesis: Just curious, did anyone get a little bit of ‘If I were a boy’ ¦’  from this song?

    Well, it’s funny you mention that, because both songs were written/produced by Toby Gad. And yes, the first line of the verse in each song consists of the same 4-note pattern, which is presumably why If I Were A Boy came to your mind. Not that it came to mine. :-)

  43. ‘Scars’ was one of the songs that stood out to me when I first heard her snippets. Hearing the full version it is just awesome. I need this song. Stunning vocals and so much emotion.

    I’m baffled why some talk of her as if she’s a toddler. When I was her age I was in college and this type of song would have spoken to me. It seems like you can live a lifetime in a day at that age.

    My first impression was it’s a young woman actually singing to a parent or similar figure. ‘You say don’t act like a child, but maybe it’s a father I need.’ Maybe it’s an absentee father or a father who’s tried to play the ‘friend’ role and she’s going through something and needs a Dad not a friend.

    I’m really looking forward to the listening party to hear the full album.

    I’m also finding that I’d love to hear Allison and Kris write and do a duet together.

  44. My first impression was it’s a young woman actually singing to a parent or similar figure. ‘You say don’t act like a child, but maybe it’s a father I need.’ Maybe it’s an absentee father or a father who’s tried to play the ‘friend’ role and she’s going through something and needs a Dad not a friend.

    I thought about that but there’s a line in the song that says “deep down I know what you need and I’m not sure that’s what I want to be” which speaks more to an SO than a father, I think.

  45. Brava, Allison! THIS is what I wanted from her, and why FIBOU was such a shock to me. I’ve preordered the deluxe album, and can hardly wait to d/l it. I think it is going to be my favorite cd this year.

  46. I can’t wait to hear the streamed cd.

    And to buy the real thing. I pre-ordered it but my credit card was never charged, so I don’t think it went through. These pre-orders never seem to work for me.

  47. FIBOU resides in the album right where it should. Just as “Money” did for Pink Floyd in Dark Side Of The Moon. I have a feeling Friday will fit perfect in a live setlist – given the varied songs in the album – with it’s drum and bass break beats. And, if her vocals stay true and raw, Friday maybe one of the best live trax in the album along with Holiday, for me.
    Mark my words.

  48. Damn!! AWESOME!! I am a little worried though.

    I have never downloaded an album before! Anybody know if release dates for downloads are different from country to country?

    sorry for my retardedness :(

  49. And to buy the real thing. I pre-ordered it but my credit card was never charged, so I don’t think it went through. These pre-orders never seem to work for me.

    You shouldn’t get charged until the order is processed, which can’t happen until the album is actually out so don’t worry about it. It probably went through fine.

    Anybody know if release dates for downloads are different from country to country?

    Most likely.

  50. Rub, I agree that FIBOU can be a great live song. I’ve felt right from the start that it would be easy to transform into a total rock song for live performance.

    However, as produced on the album, I think FIBOU and, to a lesser extent, Robot Love and Beat Me Up stick out like sore thumbs. I like ’em all, but I think the other tracks hang together as an album much better.

    Sort of on the flip side of that…

    sylvanaire: THIS is what I wanted from her, and why FIBOU was such a shock to me.

    Frankly, the shock to me was that they didn’t make the whole album even poppier than FIBOU. I was expecting them to screw up this album, and I’m so thrilled that they didn’t. It’s still overproduced, but not wildly so judging from the clips and my one run through the whole thing; plus, overproduction seems to be almost a given on post-AI albums (with Kris’ album seeming to be a welcome exception), and taking that into account, it sounds great.

  51. so happy to know that allison is also putting out an epic debut album, sounds really good to me! cannot wait for the rocker!

  52. Now she is a REAL rocker. I always thought of Allison as the real rocker on the show. She has the voice for rock. I can’t wait for her cd. She was my favorite on the show. I always thought she would have the best rock cd of the all the so-called rockers on Idol

    Good Job Allison I will be definitely buying your cd. You are my gurl.

  53. Well
    Since my credit card billing address is in Canada I could pre order the deluxe version today!!! Yippee!!

    So pumped for Tuesday!!!

    I hope the hard copy gets released in Japan too! SOON!!

  54. Well, I, absolutely, don’t think this song is too old for Allison. I still remember that, as a teen, I had anquish within, percieved, relationships that I was scarred by.
    Some of those feeling were not totally rational, but the depth of emotion was there. Later we get to discern motives and consequences much more
    clearly, and then we get to chuckle over our hapless, but keenly felt crushes or romances!!!!
    I really like what I am hearing on her Album so far. SCARS and FIBOU are right on the target for the emotions I experienced in the “good old days”!!

  55. LOVED the song. Just love her. She s like a wild animal – strong vibrant power and sooooooo much feeling, a natural. If she doesn’t make it, I’m gonna go picket Jive for screwing up a sure thing. Lol.

  56. Awesome song samples. Except perhaps on FIBOU, IMHO these are excellent recordings.

    The strong full-bodied unique voice her fans loved so much is always in front and never overpowered by the instrumentations. This is a classic example of simple but powerful recording.

    Excited to have the CD.

  57. JohnM:However, as produced on the album, I think FIBOU and, to a lesser extent, Robot Love and Beat Me Up stick out like sore thumbs. I like ’em all, but I think the other tracks hang together as an album much better.

    Agreed!
    I think Robot will be a thumping live tune as well.
    Dilana’s Holiday has two guitars and it kicks good with a fuller sound. I’m hoping Allison also goes with two guitars and the other player isn’t Alli but the roadie or the guitar tech. I’m only hearing one guitar though.
    We’ll see.

  58. PRMari
    Part of the album is streaming on MySpace:

    http://music.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=music.artistalbums&artistid=22742673&ap=0&albumid=14237052

    I’m happy its only half of the songs right now. There’s a lot to take in. So far, You Don’t Know Me is my favorite, followed closely by D is For Dangerous and No One Else (I can see now why she’s looking forward to singing that one live – I’m looking forward to hearing it live.)

    When the music started for Still Breathing, I said “uh oh”. It sounds like an Idol studio recording. I don’t like that music.

    I LOVE Just Like You acoustic. Its better than the recorded version. I miss the guitars and Dave’s harmony. There’s also more ‘smoker voice’ on the acoustic version. I loved when she sang ‘I’m finally having fun, now drama go away’ acoustic. My hand always goes to my heart when she sings that acoustic. It doesn’t have the same impact on the studio version.

    I hope she can make a live concert recording or an ‘all acoustic’ recording early in her career.

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