Allison Iraheta’s biggest fan, Michael Slezak of Entertainment Weekly caught up with her by phone to talk about her debut album, set to be released December 1, and her first single, “Friday I’ll Be Over U”.
She’s happy with the poppy “Friday” but promises there will be more hard-edged stuff on the album:
So let’s talk about ‘Friday I’ll Be Over U.’ It’s got a rock edge to it, but it’s definitely poppy. Was this a strategic move on your part, an attempt to get radio to give you a shot?
That song, the first time I heard it, I loved it. And I was thinking, yeah, it might have a little bit of the pop sound to it, but I don’t mind that at all. I can definitely do harder than this, and I’m gonna. But I thought for a first single, ‘Friday I’ll Be Over U, ‘ we all agreed would be something that would get people’s attention. You’ve got to get in that door. Know what I mean?
What about fans who complained the song doesn’t rock hard enough? What would you say to them?
There’s more to come. And as a first single, I think ‘Friday I’ll Be Over U’ is pretty damn awesome, and a perfect choice. Because [adopts robot voice] In the music business I’m assuming you’re supposed to grab the attention of all audiences so you can get sales and whatnot, blah blah blah. For the album, there’s some harder stuff I’m really excited about, but I’m pretty damn happy with ‘Friday I’ll Be Over U.’
She spills some song titles, “Beat Me Up” (not kidding!) was produced by Kevin Rudolph. Explains Allison:
“It’s a pretty rad song. This chick likes being mistreated by her guy. A lot of girls out there, they like that! And it’s kind of sad, but y’know, that’s just the way she is. Not that I’m like that because I’d beat the hell out of whoever the hell mistreats me! I put myself in another girl’s shoes, so it’s a pretty cool song.”
Allison did some writing with David Hodges and others before the tour, and says a song she co-wrote with David Hodges, “You Don’t Know Me” is one of her favorites
- For more, read the article at Entertainment Weekly HERE.