Kris Allen – Yahoo Music Video – Part 2 – More on His New Songs

Part 2 of Lyndsey Parker’s interview with Kris Allen is up!

“Let the Rain”, a song Kris co-wrote with Tobias Karlsson,   is about some of the frustrations he experienced during the album process.   “You have to compromise, artists and labels don’t always see eye to eye, ” says Kris

Kris also talks about how he got “Red Guitar” on the album. He wrote it a year and a half ago after he bought his wife a red guitar (she never plays it!). He pitched a rough cut to management.   He pitched it to Fray producer Mike Flynn who, loved it. Kris is super-proud of the results.

Lyndsey and Kris discuss the 4 songs she didn’t get to listen to.

“Is it Over” (Kris co-wrote with a friend, Mike Elizondo produced, “Alright With Me” (Kris and Joe King from the Fray), “Lifetime” (Kris, Mike Elizondo and John Foreman from Switchfoot), “I Need to Know” (Kris, Toby Gad & Lindsey Robbins).

“I Need to Know” came out in 30 minutes, he was laying on his back with the mic turned up at 2 or 3 in the morning.

Plus, Kris comments on the new songs from Allison and Adam (he loves them, of course).

BONUS: Michael Slezak of EW posted the ENTIRE Kris Allen track list!   “Heartless” is a bonus track…

Check out the track list, with song credits HERE.

Video after the JUMP…

About mj santilli 34634 Articles
Founder and editor of, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!