Kris Allen Album Originally Titled ‘Translate Your Soul’

Kris Allen reveals to Jim Cantiello of MTV News, the reason some songs were left off of his post-Idol debut, Kris Allen:

Speaking of missing acoustic songs, Allen his cut collaboration with singer/songwriter Mat Kearney, “Top of the World.” “It had like a dance beat to it … but not in a bad way, ” Allen said. “I thought it was great. I think the song’s awesome. You’ll hear the song sometime.”

Aside from Kearney, the “Idol” alum worked with Kevin Rudolf on the track “Better Than That, ” which also didn’t make the album. Allen described Rudolf as a “super cool guy” and talked about how he forged a connection with the songwriter. “It was kind of funny, man, because he worked a lot with Lifehouse on their new album, ” Allen said. “Lifehouse and Kevin Rudolf, they actually wrote a song for me. But it just didn’t end up on the album.” Will the track ever see the day of light? “I don’t know, ” he said.

The album might have been called, Translate Your Soul, but cooler heads prevailed. Kris is happy with a self titled disc. Plus, Kris promises acoustic numbers in the future–maybe on an EP.

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