The American Idol interview with Kris Allen at Oprah.com is up. Check it out HERE.
About the tour, Kris says, “There are going to be some songs from the show. But there’s going to be some songs that I actually wanted to do on the show but they would not clear them. It worked out.”
Where does Kris find his creative inspiration? Someone asked me awhile back, “Why do artists always write about love?” And I was like, “Love is the coolest thing that’s ever happened in the world.” I feel like that’s definitely an inspiration. And in different situations as well’ loving friends or going through a hard time with love, or me and my wife ¦or seeing other people love each other. That’s definitely like the biggest inspiration. When it goes good or when it goes bad. That’s something creatively I think about it.
The Comcast.net live chat is going on now. I’ll update this post with some quotes when it’s over.
Update–from the chat:
What kind of album will he put out, acoustic or more upbeat, “It’s going to be more of a… I think it’s going to have that acoustic feel, but not too much. It’s going to have probably a little more rock feel than people think it’s going to, which is cool. But also good stuff that people will want to listen to. More along the lines of pop rock.”
The first thing that popped into his head when Ryan said his name, “The first thing that popped in my head was the singing. I thought, I don’t want to sing right now! Then Adam told me you have yo sing. So that was definitely the first thing.”
If you could choose one other Idol contestant to work with, whom would it be, and what kind of collaboration would you want to do? “If I had to choose one, it would probably be… gosh!… I’m going to say this because when me and Matt Giraud were roommates in Hollywood week, we said we were going to have to work something out together. So we were talking about that before, so if I have to choose one person, I will choose him.”
The friendship you’ve forged with Adam this season is amazing…I’m wondering if you think you two will be friends for the long haul? And do you guys have any plans to work together in the future? “Me and Adam, yes, we are very good friends and I have a feeling that we’re going to be friends forever, just because when you go through something like this with someone until the very end — and we were roommates from the beginning. I don’t know if we’re going to work together. We’ve already started bouncing ideas off each other for our own albums, but our styles are so different, I don’t know if it would work. I respect what he does and he respects what I do, but I don’t know if it would mesh together well. Maybe, who knows”
What is one thing that fans dont know about you? “I don’t know if people know this or not: I actually had a tumor when I was 13. I had to have one of my ribs removed. I don’t think a lot of people know that. And I have a sweet scar now. It’s awesome”
What’s the most important thing for you in terms of your music? What won’t you compromise about? “I will not compromise lyrics … I have to get emotionally involved and cheesy lyrics I will not get emotionally involved with, so that’s one thing I will not compromise on.”