Kris Allen Finishes Up His Record, Plays Bosom Ball, Channels Prince

Listen to an interview with Kris Allen, broadcast on Cincinnati’s Q102.

Kris – Q102

There isn’t much in the interview that’s new. Kris says he’s finishing up a couple of songs for the album, which drops on November 17.

Kris will be performing at the radio station’s   Bosom Ball to benefit breast cancer research, on Thursday, October 15.

The Script are also on the bill. As most of you know, Kris’s new single is a cover of the band’s song, “Live Like We’re Dying”. Who knows, maybe the audience will be treated to a duet. Heh. (I’m kidding)

The latest tweets from @KrisAllen4Real:

We are almost done with the album, or at least my part. Got a couple more songs to finish and we will be good. Really exciting stuff!

Recording in the same studio that prince recorded purple rain! I’m trying to channel it.

Channeling Prince: A most excellent way to wrap up recording…

ETA: One more tweet:

By the way, had to take a driving test today………….PASSED!

Congrats, Kris!

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75 Comments

  1. Question:

    Does this mean that the world premier live performance of the new single Live Like We’re Dying will take place in a concert featuring The Script as the headliners?

  2. KrisAllen4Real By the way, had to take a driving test today………….PASSED!

    What type of vehicel??? Can’t be a regular driving test…

  3. yeah, if he moved to CA from Arkansas, you need to take a new test to get a CA license. I’ve lived in several states including CA and they were really strict about it.

    Congrats, Kris!

  4. Woo-hoo, Kris now can join me as one of the legions of crazy drivers in L.A. Congrats!!! (of course he could already drive here using his Arkansas license for a limited amount of time)

    Yeah, but when I first moved to L.A. a few years back I had to take a driver’s test even though I already had a license from another state.

    Now he and Katy need to get a 2nd car so she doesn’t have to drive him around all the time

  5. I actually liked that interview, even though the questions were the same old, same old. Kris seemed relaxed, and the interviewer treated him well, I thought. I love Kris’s speaking voice.

  6. MJ, your headline looks like your channeling halfie. “…, channels Pri”.
    Headlines have a 140 word limit now? lol j/k

  7. Oh man, I was on my Facebook and I noticed someone’s status about how they passed a driving test, and I was like “Who of my friends drives now?” I was surprised to see it was Kris! lol.

  8. MJ, your headline looks like your channeling halfie. ” ¦, channels Pri’ .
    Headlines have a 140 word limit now? lol j/k

    Why channel when she can just cover me?

  9. I also enjoyed this interview, despite the repeat questions.
    The only things I did not know/heard before is the fact that he has not yet heard the song on radio and that his favorite TV show is House.
    Now the LA stations need to start playing this song so Kris can drive around town and sing along!

  10. I thought this was a pretty good interview. The only problem is that Kris has not heard his song on the radio – and I have heard it only twice. Have other people been hearing the song in their areas? Just curious. All I hear is Lady Gaga….

  11. I have heard LLWD on several stations — but only by going online to the websites of stations I know have added it. I also heard it when Kris was interviewed on that syndicated radio show (something Party — can’t remember the name of the show now)

    But does Kris not remembering hearing it on Z-100? Helloo???? Debut — interview — any of that ring a bell?

  12. meanwhile E! seems to have picked up on one of Kris’ tweets. Well, they did if this tweeter (who is a HUGE Kris fan) is to be believed

    endofthisphase
    # @KrisAllen4Real They just showed your old man tweet on E! You’ve made it, man. You’re in the big leagues now.36 minutes ago from web

  13. girlygirl that was open house party I think.what was the oldman tweet?

    ive never heard llwd on the radio but hoppers said 99.5 played it and I always listen to that….

  14. Luv:

    this is the Kris tweet that E! evidently picked up on:

    KrisAllen4real

    # I just saw a older man looking up in the sky at the rain clouds. Oh the things that must be going on in his head.about 2 hours ago from Echofon

  15. Well, Kris is based in LA now, and I believe that SoCal Top40 radio stations skew towards rhythmic (and dance?) tunes. That may be why he hasn’t heard yet. “Bosom Ball’ ..that’s a cute name. I wonder if Kris is slated to perform at all the “Jingle balls” this holiday season. I know Z100 is going to release the list of performers soon (Taylor Swift is set to appear in them)

  16. OK I may be slow today, but that “older man” tweet is the first one of Kris’ tweets that has totally stumped me. Can someone explain it?

  17. Has anyone heard? Has he put together a band for Thursday night, or will he be using a backing track?

    What songs do you think he’ll do?

  18. Nine HAC stations added LLWD to their playlist this week! There were no Top 50 markets – 3 in California, 2 in Texas, Albuquerque, Akron, etc. – so it won’t be huge for his AI.

    But 8 of the stations had not been playing LLWD previously so I think that should help out Kris’s spins this week.

    LLWD was also in the Top 5 in total adds this week. Only Nickelback, John Mayer, Rob Thomas and Owl City had more.

    Top 40 adds come in tomorrow.

  19. OK I may be slow today, but that ‘older man’  tweet is the first one of Kris’ tweets that has totally stumped me. Can someone explain it?

    I don’t really get it either, but I find Kris’s tweet-randomness kind of endearing.

  20. I find Kris’s tweet-randomness kind of endearing.

    So do I, but I’ve always understood his tweets, even at their most random. This one is just going over my head.

  21. About Kris’s “old man” tweet–he saw a man looking up into the sky and wondered what he was thinking. I liked it; I thought it showed Kris’s curiosity and imagination, as well as his interest in other people.

  22. LOL — My guess is that the older man was thinking “Looks like it’s gonna rain!”

  23. I can’t wait to see the video from Kris’ two performances on Thursday. I bet he’s more excited than when the AI tour started, it’s like he’s starting off on another new journey in his career.

    I also love how Kris notices certain things, liike the nature pictures that he’s always tweeting. I think his knack for noticing things that most of us don’t see is one of the reasons why he’s able to connect so well to the songs that he sings, and one of the reasons why I can’t wait to hear a song that he has written. He knows how to get to the heart of a song without wasting time in generalities or cliches.

    Quote”I thought it showed Kris’s curiosity and imagination, as well as his interest in other people.”
    Yes, something that all good writers have in common.

  24. But does Kris not remembering hearing it on Z-100? Helloo???? Debut ‘” interview ‘” any of that ring a bell?

    I think there’s a major difference between hearing your song while you are expecting it, and sitting in a studio, and hearing it when you are not expecting it, while you are driving down the street in your car, or in a grocery store.

  25. That’s a beautiful picture for the cover- I think I liked the man in the bathroom mirror better, but still beautiful! Can’t wait for the vids from the benefit he sings at on Thursday. Not to be a downer, but what’s up with his management booking him with the Script in the midst of all the cover chatter? Or maybe it’s a head-on tactic? I’m sort of confused.

  26. will
    October 12, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    LOL ‘” My guess is that the older man was thinking ‘Looks like it’s gonna rain!’ 

    LOL, where’s the imagination in that? I guess some of us here won’t be writing any songs soon…;)

  27. So ‘” is this going to be Kris’ album cover?

    I hope not. It looks like he’s attending a Sci-Fi flick in the 1950’s and some glowing green creature just entered the near empty theatre from behind. It’s the moment between Kris noticing the creature and realizing that he should be frightened because that thing is going to eat his brain. Of course, it’s probably just Clive and he’s just going suck out his soul, but it’s more fun to think it’s a monster that can actually be defeated.

  28. LOL Kirsten. You sure have great imaginations and I bet you’re one great writer too!

  29. Jim C’s reaction to this possible album cover

    jambajim

    #!!!! What’s he looking at? !!!!8 minutes ago from web

  30. If I were Katy, I’d love the picture with the wedding ring front and center!

  31. If you have Kris’s i-tune pass I just got an e-mail from i-tunes pass LLWD is now there to download the song.

  32. Kirsten, I had similar thoughts about this pic. It reminded me somehow of “Thriller” with the movie seats and the eerie look. I’m not liking it too much for an album cover. The photo is nice, but not loving the setting…

  33. I love the photo! Maybe they could play with the coloring of the text a little bit. But I think the photo is eye catching and that’s what you want when people are walking through the aisles.

    Also, some posters on ontd_ai are saying that LLWD was #2 on Z-100’s Top 9 at 9!

  34. More from Jim C. (who is trying to get confirmation that this will be the cover)

    jambajim
    #Should I be concerned if even Kris Allen’s publicist knows I have a man-crush? Ha!2 minutes ago from UberTwitter

  35. I thought he had pics taken at that beautiful place in NYC? This doesn’t look like it could be from there at all. Not liking it as much as the MiTM photo. I hope it’s not his album cover.

  36. Actually I think that’s the interior of the auditorium in Sag Harbor.

  37. I really like the cover alot. I think he looks so darn hot. And love the showing of his wedding ring. I would have loved it not being self titled thou.

  38. That cover is swell. Reminds me a little bit of a higher budget version of the cover on the new Justin Townes Earle CD.

  39. “Live Like We’re Dying” is my favorite Kris song. I also think he looks nice in the cover photo.

    This song is getting a lot of play on Z100 in the NJ area.

  40. If I were Katy, I’d love the picture with the wedding ring front and center!

    That’s adorable. Says a lot of nice things about Kris.

  41. Isn’t it funny that Kris’ photo has already generated almost 1600 flailing comments at ontd_ai?

  42. correction.. arghh, the edit feature is not working for me.. don’t know why

    ,..aww, he’s freakin gorgeous on this pic. Made me this of a softer James Dean, not that’s in my era but I have seen movies and pics of him.

  43. Yeah, I meant Snug Harbor’ ¦not Sag Harbor

    Snug, Sag, whatever! Anyhow, that’s the auditorium.

  44. Jim said he’ll have scoop up in am. Am still really loving the cover. And jim is so funny in his man crush for Kris.

  45. So ‘” is this going to be Kris’ album cover?

    I hope not. It looks like he’s attending a Sci-Fi flick in the 1950’s and some glowing green creature just entered the near empty theatre from behind.

    haha! i actually saw the picture after i read kirsten’s comment and read the title as KRIS ALIEN and not ALLEN

  46. Oh man, I was on my Facebook and I noticed someone’s status about how they passed a driving test, and I was like ‘Who of my friends drives now?’  I was surprised to see it was Kris! lol.

    hey jammasta! nice to see you once again. i passed my driving test recently too but knocked up my old man’s car and now i have the driving-phobia..how do i get over this…sigh

  47. But do you like the cover Kirsten?

    I have to disagree, though I enjoyed your scenario for the picture. I think the picture is good and Kris looks hot. Yes, there is a bit radioactive glow (from the monster), but I like the lighting personally and I like that it has some attempts at creativity and personality in it. Certainly better than last year’s album covers for Cook and Archie. Oy, what was with that? Could they have been any more dull? So for me (for you) this is a definite step up.

  48. is there a rule that anyone who writes about/works for/is on Idol has to be a tease when i comes to giving out information?

    jambajim

    # Go to bed, kids. Sweet dreams. And sweet scoop in the morn.8 minutes ago from UberTwitter

    That sounds like he learned something, yes?

  49. I wonder if the self titled and album pic is THE one here. Is it possible that it’s not the one? I love the pic though

  50. Not to be a downer, but what’s up with his management booking him with the Script in the midst of all the cover chatter? Or maybe it’s a head-on tactic? I’m sort of confused.

    Since the “chatter” only exists on AI related message boards, what does it matter? Especially since the chatter really isn’t relevant, and the only people who think it’s an issue are those who can’t get over something that happened over five months ago.

  51. lol Kirsten.

    I like the mirror one better,but..

    posted this on the other thread,hopefully mj will delete it there;

    KRIS ALBUM COVER= WIN!!!!

  52. girlygirl, Jim C. just loves to tease for up coming news/scoop

    very curious to see what’s he’ll come up with tomorrow morning. Maybe something about the video that Kris shoot last week-end

  53. But do you like the cover Kirsten?

    I like the scratched-metal font.

    The rest?….eh. Kris looks good in the picture and the picture is bound to launch a thousand fanfics, but it just seems a little weird to me. What are they trying to say with him staring backwards at his own name? What’s he thinking? IDK. If it’s to get us wondering, I guess it might work.

    Plus, I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen the exact same photo on the liner notes for the EP the Script released in Uzbekistan two years ago. Man, a cover of a cover is just sad.

    And yes, I’m totally kidding (about something)

  54. I posted this on the headlines thread and since it’s discussed here…

    I don’t like the Kris cover for his album. It’s like he’s looking over his shoulder at empty seats and thinking WTF!?!

  55. Plus, I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen the exact same photo on the liner notes for the EP the Script released in Uzbekistan two years ago. Man, a cover of a cover is just sad.

    I read the original picture was everywhere in Latvia for months.

    And yeah, liked the scratched font as well, that stood out for me as well.

    What are they trying to say with him staring backwards at his own name? What’s he thinking?

    That Kris Allen is creeping up on Kris Allen? Maybe it’s a Fight Club reference?

    Or maybe it’s Kris Allen will creep up on you! Kind of how Kris Allen did on the show and maybe what they expect how the album will be successful…creeping up on people and making them sick with it’s radioactive powers! Well okay, not to the last part.

    I don’t know either, but I think it’s kind of interesting that has some tension in the picture and not just some flat looking, head on, picture. It’s not static, imho, so that’s cool.

    Not to mention that Kris looks good. Okay I did mention it already, but it bears mentioning again.

  56. Hmmm. Can’t say I like the B&N cover. The pic is boring, the visual set up doesn’t tell me anything about the album or the artist. It has an old fashioned feel to it, like something out of the 1950’s – not exactly trendy. The yellow font is jarring – too bold, and looks out of place. All together a marketing and branding failure imo.

    I much prefer the toilet picture, at least that’s interesting, and Kris looked yummy in it.

  57. I don’t know either, but I think it’s kind of interesting that has some tension in the picture and not just some flat looking, head on, picture. It’s not static, imho, so that’s cool.

    That’s true. There is tension in the photo which is pretty rare in album covers these days. It does make one think, so perhaps it will help to catch eyes which is part of the battle.

  58. ‘If you have Kris’s i-tune pass I just got an e-mail from i-tunes pass LLWD is now there to download the song.”

    Will these downloads count towards Kris’s iTunes numbers for his single?

  59. I love that it’s not a cheesy cover.
    The picture analysis has started… feels to me that it’s an afternoon in the amphitheater and he’s waiting for someone

  60. Not to be a downer, but what’s up with his management booking him with the Script in the midst of all the cover chatter? Or maybe it’s a head-on tactic? I’m sort of confused.

    I don’t know. Cross promotion is my best guess, although it really just benefits the Script.

    I like the album cover. They’re clearly trying to balance pretty Kris with just a bit of edge, as shown in the scratched font and his leather jacket (no plaid!), which is the sound Kris is going for as well. I like the color scheme and the font. I wish Kris weren’t so airbrushed, though. As for his random surprised expression, I think it’s lulzy.

  61. ‘If you have Kris’s i-tune pass I just got an e-mail from i-tunes pass LLWD is now there to download the song.’ 

    Will these downloads count towards Kris’s iTunes numbers for his single?

    no, it’s part of the album, so only the album will register

  62. Argh, I knew this would happen. NOW I have two copies of the same song (FYI, if you bought it before and then download the other one, both tracks will appear under the same “cover art” as if they’re two tracks on one album). And when I did this with DCTR I ended up with two copies of TOML and two of LO.

  63. Jim’s man crush on Kris is so cute.

    I noticed when Michael Slezak interviews Kris his face gets ALL RED and flushed.

    Has anyone noticed that.

    X^)

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