The 2nd single from Kris Allen’s post-idol debut album, is “The Truth” featuring Train’s Pat Monahan on vocals.
How do we know this? Sony Music is sending an announcement out to radio stations that “The Truth” featuring Pat Monahan goes for adds on Adult Top 40 May 3. Check it out HERE.
Sony posted the newly-mixed version of the song Friday night on Kris’ official website–a pretty good hint the song would be the new single
- Listen to “The Truth” feat Pat Monahan HERE.
Fans aren’t really happy with this latest development. The general consensus seems to be that the original version of “The Truth” stands just fine on it’s own.
Choosing to re-mix it with Monahan on vocals (he sings the bridge and some harmonies) is probably Jive hedging their bets. Train’s song, “Hey Soul Sister” is really popular right now, so Jive must believe Monahan’s star power will help the song chart.
But it’s not like Kris needed any help with his first single, “Live Like We’re Dying, which has sold over 1M copies, and was at Top 10 Top 40 hit.
Not sure the new single will help move album units, because it doesn’t appear on the album. But maybe Jive will reissue Kris Allen with the new cut? Hm.
If the song does well, that’s all that will matter in the end.
Personally, I was hoping “Alright With Me” would be the next single. It’s catchy, upbeat, seems a good fit for pop radio. Plus, it’s been used on the Ford commercials that have run during Idol and some other programming. Folks are already familiar with it…