Kris Allen’s New Single Will Be ‘Alright With Me’!

Kris Allen just announced via twitter that his new single will be “Alright with Me”!!!

OMG. It should have been his 2nd single, but hey, never mind! Better late than never!

Here’s what Kris tweeted: “The next single will be “Alright With Me”. Thanks to everyone that has already believed in this song. This fall is gonna be a lot of fun.”

“Alright with Me”, co-written by Kris and Joe King of the Fray, may only end up charting on HAC, but it’s got pop potential, so we shall see. Here’s hoping it’s a hit!

After the jump, Kris performs an awesome acoustic version of “Alright With Me” at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, December 2009.

Video after the Jump

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179 Comments

  1. YES!!!!!!

    I’m keeping my expectations for label promo VERY low. But if there’s 1 song on Kris’s album that has the chance to get people’s attention, it’s AWM. I hope it catches on with people. Whatever happens at least it’s being given a chance.

  2. OMG !!!!!!
    Happy dance. I can’t believe it.
    Congratulations Kris !! Yeah, for PIG SOOOEI Publishing. LOL.

    Oh God, that name, I have to get used to it.

    Video please, and soon, YAY , Kris !!

  3. I’m keeping my expectations for label promo VERY low. But if there’s 1 song on Kris’s album that has the chance to get people’s attention, it’s AWM. I hope it catches on with people. Whatever happens at least it’s being given a chance.

    Well we know that Boston station will play it a lot since they could not believe it was not a single when Kris played their with BNL earlier in the summer.

  4. YAYYYY I hope this will be a hit. And Kris sounds excited about the choice, which is also great.

  5. Yay for Kris and his fans! People here and at Pulse always seemed to mention that one the most, so good for him- is that one that he wrote?

  6. Thanks, mj, for making my day!

    (And yay! for the video – I was there and enjoyed seeing that with you.)

  7. I’m flailing soooooooooooooo Hard right now! WTH were they thinking when they jumped it this summer. Go Kris!!!! You worked your butt off promoting the F**nig TT, now the whole world need to hear your awesomeness because you deserve it.

  8. Woot-woot!!!! \o/ \o/ \o/!!!

    I have a feeling that Kris pushed the label very hard for this. Yay for the co-write! Hopefully AWM will do as well as a lot of us fans (we fans?) have predicted

    happy dance happy dance happy dance

    *confetti*

  9. Studio57:

    AWM was the co-write with Joe King of The Fray, and was one of the songs featured on the Ford commercials.

  10. AWM as a single! Yippee, yippay, callou, callay!

    Can you tell I’m excited? :-)

  11. Well we know that Boston station will play it a lot since they could not believe it was not a single when Kris played their with BNL earlier in the summer.

    The morning djs at WPLJ also gushed about it, when Kris performed it at a beach party that they had this summer.

    I really hope they promote it, since it is a great song. Kris really deserves this, especially after doing all he could to promote The Truth.

  12. YAY!!! This should have been the summer single!!

    Here’s to hoping the big market Pop stations can jump on board with this (Z100 I’m looking at you:))

  13. I am so pleased that they picked AWM! Kris likes it, fans like it, hopefully it will get airplay! Plus, Kris has co-write credit on it!

  14. This is my least favorite song on the album. *ducks*

    Proudly continuing my streak of picking every Idol single unsuccessfully. Bows.. thank you. I’ll be here all night.

    (I never picked TT though, I don’t know what they were thinking there.)

  15. AWESOME!! Could it have taken a while to get this one released because he co-wrote it? Doesn’t 19 and or the label shy away from songs written by idols? And, since Sony is no longer in a “relationship” with AI, they figured, “Why not?”

  16. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!!!! That’s WONDERFUL!!!

  17. OMG. It should have been his 2nd single, but hey, never mind! Better late than never!

    I’m saying! LOL. MJ, you ain’t never lied. :D

    That’s good for him! Good luck Kris!

  18. So happy for Kris! I’m glad he gets another single and doubly-glad that it is song that he co-wrote. Yay!

  19. Well good for Kris! This seems to be a popular choice, although not one of my personal favorites. I’ve always loved Written All Over My Face and Before We Come Undone the most. Congrats on a 3rd single, Kris! 4th if you count No Boundaries! Yay Jive!

  20. Yeah! So happy they chose one of my favorite songs on the album.
    Hopefully it gets support from Jive & Radio stations and does real well. Can anyone tell if it has an add date yet?

  21. Eh, this song is even worse than The Truth.

    Cool, your feelings are alright with me!

    *rimshot*

    Thank you! I’ll be here until next Thursday. Please try the veal and remember to tip your waitress.

  22. Good for Kris. I think the song has hit potential. It is my favorite song of his. Every week when that car commercial ran my mom asked who sang that song because she really liked it and I had to tell her it was Kris Allen lol.

  23. It would be great if the song could be used on a tv show. I hope the plan on booking Kris on some talk shows and even DWTS.

  24. It would be great if the song could be used on a tv show. I hope the plan on booking Kris on some talk shows and even DWTS.

    I hope so too.

  25. So pleased for Kris, this is the song he wanted as a single, hope it does really well for him. I agree Elliegrll, it would be good if the song (or any of his songs) would be used on tv, I think he was asked once what song he would like that to happen to and AWM was the one he mentioned.

  26. Yeah! I have to admit I was hoping for Can’t Stay Away but I’m just so glad that his new single will be a song that he co-wrote! I think it will do well. I hope Jive will put out the video in a timely fashion this time after the release of the single.

  27. It would be great if the song could be used on a tv show. I hope the plan on booking Kris on some talk shows and even DWTS.

    With Kris’ fall tour schedule I don’t see where he will have time.

    ETA: Also, no time to shoot a music video.

  28. Color me shocked about the third single. The Truth (never really cared for it) should have never happened. This would have been a great summer song, but whatever.

    I wonder how hard Jive will push it.

  29. I’m not a Kris fan (he’s completely Zzzzzz to me), but Alright With Me is the one Kris song that I like and have purchased. I hope it does well for him.

  30. Good luck with the single Kris! I know it’s what he wanted and it’s one of my favs on the cd. The PLJ morning dj’s were gushing over it when he played it at their summer kick off concert, so I hope that bodes well. It’s extremely catchy!

  31. best freakin news of the day :D

    this song sounds nothing like the Fray. I think Kris has written the bulk of it. And that would account for the praises Joe King had for Kris after the collaboration

  32. Yay!

    I love that song.

    I don’t know how much support the label will give it (tough for them to justify supporting a single when the album has been outside of the BB200 for a while), but it’s still nice to see such a great song get released.

  33. I still can’t believe it,this is just the best news,I heard in days.Love this song so much.I love CSA and would have been happy if that was his next single,or WAOMF.But AWM is my favorite next to BIB which I don’t think would have been radio friendly.Am so hoping that this song well kick some major butt.I loved LLWD from the beginning and knew that song would totally rock and I was right.So hoping I am also right with this one.And it’s so great that kris gets a CoWrite as his next single.

  34. Now that Alright With Me has been chosen as the next single. What about the single artwork? Any ideas?

  35. tripp_ncwy:
    10/06/2010 at 5:23 pm
    Now that Alright With Me has been chosen as the next single. What about the single artwork? Any ideas?

    How about another video? :) AWM is a great song and I’m so glad it’s finally getting the attention it deserves.

  36. It has a good history.Janet Jackson seemed to have had a HUGE hit with- Alright-and she kept repeating “Alright With Me” in the chorus a million times- so this bodes Well!

  37. I still like BWCU the best, but this one is better than #2. Good for you, Kris.

  38. Anyone know the adds date and if this goes to Pop or just HAC?
    I’m surprised Kris is getting another single but LLWD was a good sized hit so I guess he deserves another shot. If HAC is still liking Kris, I could see it doing okay there. CHR just seems like a hopeless case. But my crystal ball is at the cleaners so…

  39. Little Rock, the Kris Allen promo shoot team has landed.

    GSafarian
    Yay! We’re in Little Rock! Off to scout a few locations!

  40. I’m just so happy (!!!) that this song is getting a chance at a wider audience, and it’s coming out when they’re starting a tour… the timing seems good. What happened? LOL Seriously though, I love this song so much. Good news.

  41. HerbAINow
    We will have exclusive coverage of Kris Allen shooting the American Idol Season 10 promo on Friday. Stay tuned! @robint1978 is awesome!

  42. Yay! Been flailing on twitter, now I’ll come flail here some more. :)

    Artwork – I hope they go with something like that cardigan shoot, show the boy’s FUN side. It’s about time they showcased what a bouncy good time Kris and his band are.

    We don’t know how long this has been in the works, and there’s a week until the tour starts, so they could get a video shoot in there if they’ve been planning for it. I think a performance video would be great and/or the guys goofing around, something simple and fun AND with the band this time! I was even wondering about Friday’s events, they could get the people in KA t-shirts singing the yeah yeahs.

    Soooo excited for Boston next weekend, can’t wait to cheer when he says, “this next song is my new single…”! Speaking of, ross – still interested in that upgrade?

  43. performance video would be great and/or the guys goofing around, something simple and fun AND with the band this time!

    THIS
    eta: sorry, I’m still incapable of coherent thought processes for myself

  44. That’s going to be so cool for you Jmatt.My niece just started listening to kris and when I told her this was going to be the next single,she was really excited.She thinks it’s a very fun interesting song.I know it’s the favorite of her’s on the CD.She’s really turning into a fan girl.I hope this help’s kris make new fans.I love that it’s trending in some cities already.And I know twitter is going nuts.

  45. Yay Yay Yay! (This totally should have been a summer single, but as said above, better late than never!). He sounds excited! His mom and friends sound excited! Go Kris! Go little song! Please please please!

  46. w00t! I’m so happy for Kris.

    And I think this will do MUUUCCHH better than TT did for him.

    A video? mebbe. But I think would be helpful in helping sell it, if VH1 history holds true.

    But whatever, I’m just glad he got one.

  47. performance video would be great and/or the guys goofing around, something simple and fun AND with the band this time!

    yes totally agree!! with shots of people singing the yayayayay

  48. Great news! Jive finally picks the right single for someone. LOL. I remember when I first listened to the album this song was one that stood out to me. I am going to see Kris next month and I look forward to hearing this.

  49. Yaay yaay yay yay!

    Wow FINALLY! Should have been single #2. So excited for kris!

  50. Wooohooo!!!

    From the moment we heard those little snippets before the album was released, I loved this song!!

    I’m so excited for Kris, a co-write at that!!

  51. I’m so happy for Kris getting a co-write for his third single. I actually am not too fond of the song but I didn’t like LLWD either( I liked “The Truth”LOL) so hopefully my poor taste will be a good omen for Kris.

  52. I am so happy to hear that AWM is finally Kris’s 3rd single. I always enjoyed listening to that song (one of my faves in his album along with INTK and BIB). I hope that there will a video be coincide with the release of the new single. Also hope that Jive decides to sell this internationally. I wasn’t able to watch The Truth video here in the Philippines because it wasn’t promoted as a single(BWCU is the one being played here). I hope to hear more Kris here in our country (not just Adam). Btw, Adam will be coming here for a concert on Oct. 10 and people talking that it might be rated for adults only due to his sexual performance. Don’t know if it’s true though.

    Sorry for being off topic. Just want to mention it.

    Anyways, GO KRIS!!!

  53. Hee hee!! Hee hee!! Hee hee!! Hee hee hee hee hee hee hee!!! I’m giddy with happiness over this!!! Woot!!!

  54. Hmmm, I just listened to the song in its entirety. It’s too redundant for me, not sure if it’s a hit material. BUT another single released off his album right now is BETTER than none. The Beatles, na,na,na,na..na,na,na,na.. did well so who knows. Besides, it seems like it’s the closest song to LLWD, so it’ll attract that same buyers. And it is the fans’ favorite. Now, it all depends on the radio-almighty for spins.

  55. Hey, does anyone know? Will previous sales of this song count or will sales start over at the time of release?

  56. I’m happy for Kris and his fans that he got the single he wanted (at last). I really like the rhythm of this song-it’s energizing! I think it will do much better than The Truth on the radio.

  57. OMG!!! I’m so happy and excited. It’s about freaking time!!! I’m so happy for Kris and I’m so happy for the fans. Alright With Me has and will always be my favorite.

  58. I am so happy that Kris gets a co-write as his 3rd single & he seems happy about this one as well. My favourite was BWCU but I know many fans like AWM & it seems to connect with others who aren’t normally fans -so its all good. At least this time the fans will be getting behind this single which they didn’t for TT [ even though I personally like the song].Maybe Kris agreed to have TT as the 2nd single as long as AWM was the 3rd?
    One thing I still don’t get are the comments about AWM being a “summer”song. To me its a positive uplifting song that would make me feel better even if the days were cold . Eh but that’s just me.
    Good timing for the next tour .

  59. Wonderful for Kris! YAY!! I can’t wait to see him in 2 weeks in Boston and hear him say, “My next single is…..” I’m gonna be screaming!

  60. WOOT!!!! My heart is racing and I have a big dopey smile on my face! I’m thrilled Kris is getting a shot at a third single and I LOVE AWM (best falsetto note EVAH!!)!

    I hope they plan on booking Kris on some talk shows

    Oh, the possibilities for FUN are endless…Regis and Kelly being backup singers. Conan accompanying them on guitar. Ellen dancing. Yep! Book that boy on some talk shows, baby, and promote the heck out of this song! :-)

    ETA: Put the band AND Katy in the video! Why not?

  61. It will be cool if he band will be in the video. I hope there will be a fun video that will show how bouncy Kris is.

  62. Seriously, I’m still just amazed!! I have chills and still feel giddy! My husband’s response was, Finally, someone with some brains! LOL! I CANNOT. WAIT! to hear this on the radio!!!

  63. Still so happy! Just a plea for some smart marketing here – like can he play even a few lines in the Idol promo they are filming tomorrow? A quick (can be cheaper) video with his band in it. More promo from Kris himself – he clearly fought for this one – push it Kris!

  64. Yaaaay! Hands down my favorite song off his album. Should have been the second single. I think this song could be huge because it is so infectious. I’M thrilled for Kris. And the video will be so fun! If jive can’t get radio play for this song Kris should find some new team members.

  65. YEAH!!! My heart is about to jump out of my chest from excitment and joy of this awesome news! It’s about time Jive and thank you! Now go AWM and go Kris!!!

  66. Falfor

    all previous sales of the song will count. now the question is whether they re-release it separately as a single or hope people download the version that’s on the album

  67. I was So happy to read this when I came here tonight. I can’t wait to hear this on our local stations. They are notoriously late to the party, but I’ll try to be patient.

  68. OMG, best news EVAHHH!!!! I was so worried Jive was gonna mess up the third single but huzzah! They finally got it right! :D

    I hope they plan on booking Kris on some talk shows

    Oh, the possibilities for FUN are endless…Regis and Kelly being backup singers. Conan accompanying them on guitar. Ellen dancing. Yep! Book that boy on some talk shows, baby, and promote the heck out of this song!

    ETA: Put the band AND Katy in the video! Why not?

    Yes! I kept waiting for Kris to make the talk show rounds to promote TT but it never happened. I hope he does it this time. I’d love to see him perform on Oprah. I know it’d be a longshot but I can totally see her doing the yeahyeahyeahs. (Plus the Oprah-exposure would be great.)

  69. Well about friggin time. Ok why did it take management/record label to decide what most of us knew month ago and why the wait in getting it released to begin with? Ok I’m not sounding appreciative but I am. Just very frustrated. I am sure this single will do well for Kris. :-)

  70. dhunken,I don’t know why they came around to picking AWM,am just so happy that they finally did.I can’t wait to hear this on the radio.So freaking cool.

  71. ilovekrisallen39:
    10/06/2010 at 9:19 pm

    dhunken,I don’t know why they came around to picking AWM,am just so happy that they finally did.I can’t wait to hear this on the radio.So freaking cool.

    Agree 100% can’t wait either. :-)

  72. Yeah for Kris! I think this could be a BIG hit on HAC. Unfortunately, I think The Truth killed its chances for any CHR success (way to go Jive).

  73. My 3-yr old toddler is dancing and singing to AWM right now and this is her first time listening to it!! And yet when I ask her “who is that” and she says “Kris Allen”! I think somehow she recognised Kris’ voice from hearing a lot of LLWD on the radio and she likes LLWD a lot! Everytime when the song is over on radio, She said “MORE”! :) I guess we have the same taste! :)

  74. Okay, quitting my fangirling, I have a question. A couple of people have mentioned maybe the Truth killed AWM chance on Pop – is it because maybe radio has now dismissed him as a possible Pop artist? The Truth – such a dumb decision I think that was. Anyway, looking forward to watching what happens. I hope Jive supports this at least a bit. I wonder when the release date is.

  75. Yeah for Kris! I think this could be a BIG hit on HAC. Unfortunately, I think The Truth killed its chances for any CHR success (way to go Jive).

    TT is a different song all together and AWM’s success is not dependent on TT’s run. Jive knew TT wasn’t POP friendly and that’s the reason they sent it to HAC first and waited a while before sending it to pop, hoping it could crossover but didn’t. We shall see where they take this first and that will tell us where they plan to push it.
    I think it could do really well on pop . It’s catchy and grabs your attention easily.

  76. First, I think that Jive said, if you release The Truth, we’ll let you have a third single of your choice. Just a theory. Next, I’m not sure why The Truth kills Alright with Me’s success on CHR. Please explain. Lots of artists have songs that bomb and then the next one is a hit. I know John Mayer is an established artist, but as an example, they tried that song about smoking pot (totally can’t remember the name), it bombed and then they put out heartbreak warfare, which did pretty darn well for itself. So, my point is, I don’t get the logic of U

    nfortunately, I think The Truth killed its chances for any CHR success (way to go Jive).

  77. fanaround: Okay, quitting my fangirling, I have a question. A couple of people have mentioned maybe the Truth killed AWM chance on Pop – is it because maybe radio has now dismissed him as a possible Pop artist? The Truth – such a dumb decision I think that was. Anyway, looking forward to watching what happens. I hope Jive supports this at least a bit. I wonder when the release date is.

    I don’t know how sold CHR was on Kris in the 1st place but I think it’s more just the lost momentum. Being honest I think Kris’s 2nd single no matter what was going to have to be the kind that took off on HAC first before CHR got interested. In that sense it’ll be no different for AWM. But the album’s got no momentum now so for CHR to be interested AWM will need to take on a life of its own where people just really dig it and stations start jumping on it and stuff like that.

    Worst case scenario they throw this out there with no promo and let AWM fend for itself. It can still pick up momentum if stations like the song and you start seeing downloads pick up higher than you’d expect based on how much airplay it’s getting. But if that doesn’t happen early then AWM will fizzle out early without some promo to keep it going so it can pick up enough spins to make an impression. That’d be frustrating. A better scenario is stations that add AWM early see powerful callout and maybe some good download numbers that makes Jive believe they may be onto something with the song. I’ve got my fingers crossed for something good.

  78. Yay! I’m happy to see this news. I’d love to see Kris have another hit single with AWM.

  79. I don’t think The Truth killed Kris’s chances on Pop. CHR stations still play LLWD quite a lot. If they think AWM fits their format, they’ll play it. Jive might do more to promote this to CHR — they really didn’t do a lot to do that with TT — that song was targeted pretty much solely to Hot AC from the get go.

  80. In honor of this fantastic development, I am rewatching in youtube all of Kris’ AWM performances, from the first time in Sacramento Jingle Ball up to the latest one in CT Fair. Yes I’m that happy, surprised, and excited! Yeah, yeah, yeah!!!

    Hopefully all the radio shows and visit that Kris have done will benefit him and AWM. I wish the PDs will like and support AWM.

  81. “The Truth,” with the bizarre guest vocal and video, was such a bad idea… it felt like it came from someone ticking boxes on a form and not someone with insight or instincts.

    I’m *really* glad Kris gets a third single and hope radio likes “Alright with Me” (although I wonder about the timing with the holiday music onslaught) so he gets a second album. It’s one of my favorites while “The Truth,” even with Kris solo, drove me up the wall.

  82. Yay! That is all. :) I’ve spent the first half of my day squee-thud-flailing on my Twitter account. :P

  83. I’m just so glad that everyones reaction (most if not all) to this news is soooooooooooo much better than the news of TT being the second single. So hope this is the start of more positive news for AWM and Kris!

  84. Just watched the video MJ posted, it’s really fun! Love it.

    If it hasn’t been noted before, Joe King also produced this track, along with Mike Flynn, who I think produces The Fray’s stuff? Someone feel free to correct me.

  85. Soooo excited for Boston next weekend, can’t wait to cheer when he says, “this next song is my new single…”! Speaking of, ross – still interested in that upgrade?

    Always interested in an upgrade but don’t know what I would do with my original ticket, jmatt.

  86. If it hasn’t been noted before, Joe King also produced this track, along with Mike Flynn, who I think produces The Fray’s stuff? Someone feel free to correct me.

    I don’t think Joe King produced the song, but he did co-write it with Kris.

    I don’t think that The Truth hurt Kris’ chances on CHR, but I do think that it hurt Kris’ momentum on both formats. AWM is going to have a tougher challenge than it would have if it had been the second single. The album not selling, lack of national media attention for Kris, and to some extent, The Truth flopping, will all be working against it, but for some reason I’m optimistic that the song will catch on with listeners. I think that windmills is right about the song having to fend for itself at the beginning, and a lot depending on PDs seeing that people are calling in requesting the song, downloading it, and watching AWM videos on youtube. Unlike The Truth, I think that AWM, like LLWD, is such a catchy song that it will have a high call out rate.

  87. Elliegrll–Joe King is listed as a producer along with Mike Flynn–I just checked my liner notes. Mike also was one of the producers of Red Guitar.

    from jambajim (he likes it!):

    # @KrisAllen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yayayayay! Congrats, dude. That’s awesome. about 5 hours ago via web in reply to KrisAllen

    # @KrisAllen ……..one written by you this time? I hope? (Although you guys do kill “Written All Over My Face” live.) about 5 hours ago via web in reply to KrisAllen

  88. I don’t think Joe King produced the song, but he did co-write it with Kris.

    The album credits list Joe King & Mike Flynn as the producers of AWM. I meant someone correct me if Mike Flynn isn’t the producer for The Fray.

  89. I meant someone correct me if Mike Flynn isn’t the producer for The Fray.

    As far as I know you’re right.

  90. lack of national media attention for Kris

    There are a lot of people who have hit songs who don’t get a lot of “national media attention”. I don’t see that as much of a problem.

  91. This should’ve been the song of the summer, but oh well.

    My 5 year old niece and 1 year old nephew LOVE this song, and sing it and dance to it all the time. I really hope it does well!

  92. There are a lot of people who have hit songs who don’t get a lot of “national media attention”. I don’t see that as much of a problem.

    I don’t necessarily agree with this, but it may be a question of what came first, if someone has a hit, especially on top 40, the media tend to start giving them a lot of attention. And, as an artist starts to get more media attention, PDs start to pay attention, and jump at the chance to play their music (more). Without the media attention so many pop stations wouldn’t be playing Taylor Swift songs nor would they have played Lady Antebellum’s last song. Neither of those acts produce music that would be called pop friendly, but both are extremely popular, and have gotten a lot of press during the last year, so PDs decided that they have fans, and every pop station wanted to get in on the action.

    In Kris’ case, the lack of media attention means that there are not a lot of stations that are going to play AWM just because it is a Kris Allen song, but this was also the case with LLWD, which is why so many songs by established artists passed it on the pop chart last year (and many fell down past it just as quickly as they went up. I think Rihanna released three songs during LLWD time in the top 40).

    This time of year, when we are about to hit the new releases that will be used to promote the albums that will be released in November, having name recognition and media attention will play a part in which songs PDs play.

  93. Yaay for AWM!! Yaay for Kris! It’s fun to read all the excitement. There are a lot of possibilities with this song – I’m looking forward to watching it fly. L.O.V.E. it!

  94. This is what Sleazak said about it on realite last year when the album was released.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dw2zNlt_ZM&feature=

    Just watched it again.
    “You can imagine the choreography of Single Ladies” (Slezak hand doing the wave thing)
    OMG, I can just picture Kris dancing .

    I’m so happy for him. Just imagine him smiling and all his interviews will be so upbeat.
    I know that he was happy too while discussing TT, but I think this would be different.
    And, yeah, I can’t wait to see him announcing,” and this is my current single…” and people will scream.

  95. The best song on the album! They should have released it back in APRIL!!!! Anyway, they’ve released it now, and it could be really big. It’s a genuinely fun, feel-good, wonderful song. Very happy for Kris.

    I hope Jive promotes the hell out of it; it’s the least Kris deserves for TT disaster.

  96. I hate this song. It reminds me of a camp fire sing-along for 5 years olds.

  97. Well we all should keep our inner child alive springboard, you know – live like we’re dying, you start the fire, I’ll bring the marshmellows.

  98. JoCeeisme:
    10/07/2010 at 6:27 am
    Well we all should keep our inner child alive springboard, you know – live like we’re dying, you start the fire, I’ll bring the marshmellows.

    SMORES!

  99. Kris is such a talented, sweet young artist whose happiness is so infectious! This song reflects his personality! I’m wishing him much success with this song and many future hits!

  100. JIMDOGSILKIES That is exactly one of the reason’s I love Kris and AWM.It’s such a fun upbeat song.And it makes me happy,just like Kris himself makes me happy.I just listen to this song and am in a much better mood.I’M so happy for us fan’s,but more happy that Kris got the song he wanted.Hoping it goes for add’s soon.And get’s as much love as LLWD did.Even thou i’ll be happy if it just goes Gold.I wonder if well be getting a MV for this song.I love the idea that the band and maybe Katy can be in the video.I also like the idea about filming Tomorrow when they do the Idol promo,and putting that into the MV.I just wonder if he’ll have the time otherwise to make a MV,since tour with lifehouse is coming soon.

  101. Yay! So happy for Kris! It seems like Mike Flynn is a staff producer and A&R rep for Epic Records (Sony label). Hopefully he can whisper sweet-nothings into the ears of the good folks at Jive in order to get this song some initial support. Fingers crossed!

  102. Why would it be against the rules for Daniel Allen to try out for AI again? He didn’t even make it to the judges round. Jason Castro’s brother tried out again and didn’t he make it to hollywood the first time? Daniel had talked about trying out again in the online auditions.

    DA4Real
    Bad news:it’s against the rules 4 me to tryout again. Good news: Alright w/ me will be a #1hit. Better news: going 2 YouTube a song I wrote

  103. AWM will be going up against Lee’s soon-to-be-announced single, which you know RCA will be strongly supporting as the lead-off to his debut album. I hope JIVE supports Kris as well because, yes, I think they owe him!

  104. AWM will be going up against Lee’s soon-to-be-announced single, which you know RCA will be strongly supporting as the lead-off to his debut album. I hope JIVE supports Kris as well because, yes, I think they owe him!

    And both songs will be going up against every other song that will be released over the next few months, so I don’t see it as a contest between the two songs. PDs have shown that the AI novelty phase that stations went through years ago is over, and they are going to play songs based on how well the song connects with their audience.

  105. we don’t know how hard RCA will be pushing Lee — it’s not like they’ve been promoting him up the wahzoo so far. But that doesn’t really matter, because both guys’ singles are going to have far stiffer competition in terms of getting airplay/sales than each other.

  106. AWM will be going up against Lee’s soon-to-be-announced single, which you know RCA will be strongly supporting as the lead-off to his debut album. I hope JIVE supports Kris as well because, yes, I think they owe him!

    RCA and Jive are two different labels though they all fall under SONY. What one does with their artists has nothing to do with the other.
    And I can’t imagine Lee releasing anything like AWM lol! People seem to believe Kris and Lee have the same style but they are completely different. Not even close.

  107. ITA with you GG

    ——-

    geez, saw that someone put a dead elephant in her twitter avatar ..

  108. justapixy:
    10/06/2010 at 10:17 pm
    My 3-yr old toddler is dancing and singing to AWM right now and this is her first time listening to it!! And yet when I ask her “who is that” and she says “Kris Allen”! I think somehow she recognised Kris’ voice from hearing a lot of LLWD on the radio and she likes LLWD a lot! Everytime when the song is over on radio, She said “MORE”! I guess we have the same taste!

    How adorable! AWM is not my fav song, but it really is catchy, so I think it would be a great summer (ahem) a great 3rd single!! :grin:

  109. ross – so is that a no, or were you looking for suggestions? No problem, just don’t want to go elsewhere if you were still pondering. If you are still pondering, putting the word out on twitter via the various kris fan twitters is one option, and there’s always stubhub. If you’re on twitter, I’m jmatt17 if you want to discuss further.

  110. It seems like Mike Flynn is a staff producer and A&R rep for Epic Records (Sony label).

    Doesn’t Mike Flynn also have some connection to Daughtry? Or am I making that up. Now that I think about it, I think he also produced SMAYA on the Walmart version of KATA.

  111. Mike Elizondo produced SMAYA, Flynn co-produced “Red Guitar” and “Alright With Me”.

    Oh, that’s right. I knew there was one more he produced. I just looked at all the credits this morning, you’d think I could remember them just a few hours later. :|

  112. Phew! It’s good to hear that you all don’t think there is any “extra” competition for AWM from Lee’s single. Sometimes I just get a little worried! I REALLY want this song to be a hit! :-)

    People seem to believe Kris and Lee have the same style but they are completely different. Not even close.

    I never said I thought they had the same style. My concern was more from the “AI Winner” label they both share, not their music being similar. Hopefully there will be room for both of them on the charts!

  113. RL has kept me away far too long. I know, I’m sooooooooooooooo effing late to the party but I don’t care!!

    I yelped and yelled soooo loudly when I saw this news!!!! I’m soooo excited !!!

  114. I’ve been looking out on BMI & Kris has a lot of unrealeased songs out there. It confused me because some are listed just as Kris Allen while others are under his full name.

    They include all the songs from his album plus the two bonus tracks and the following;

    ‘NOT TOO LATE TO RUN’
    Songwriter/Composer
    ALLEN KRISTOPHER NEIL
    HODGES DAVID
    MCMORRAN STEVEN

    ‘FOR GRANTED’
    ALLEN KRIS
    GAD TOBIAS
    HOWES BRIAN JOHN

    ‘NO’
    ALLEN KRIS
    GAD TOBIAS
    HOWES BRIAN JOHN

    ‘SHOULD’VE KEPT IT TO MYSELF’
    ALLEN KRIS
    WHITE FRANCIS EG

    ‘WE STILL GOT TONIGHT’
    ALLEN KRIS
    FRAMPTON ANDREW DAVID
    KIPNER STEVE

  115. Wow!! Kris deserves this, and I can’t believe it’s actually happening. With some promo, I think this song can do really, really well. Made my week!!!

  116. tripp_ncwy, I don’t know should I thank you or not for bringing those unreleased songs here as the curiosity is killing me now (just kidding about not thanking). Of course I knew there were unreleased songs but now they exist more.

  117. I’m late to the party, but I’m thrilled about this! Sounds like everything is going forward and in good ways. Very happy for Kris.

    ETA – I want to hear those unreleased songs!

  118. I would love to hear them all.I really want to hear SHOULD’VE KEPT IT TO MYSELF’. Since BIB is my favorite on the Cd and it’s written by WHITE FRANCIS EG ,with Kris also of course.And isn’t this the one Katy was talking about?

  119. I’ve been looking out on BMI & Kris has a lot of unrealeased songs out there.

    This is pretty common in the album process. Some writers list every song they’ve done, others don’t. Hodges and some others are collaborators who often list their songs.

    If it’s in any way analogous to Cherry Lane, UMG Publishing has those demos on file somewhere, and may end up promoting them to other artists. So you may end up hearing them that way.

    At any rate, I really hope this single works out for him.

  120. ‘WE STILL GOT TONIGHT’
    ALLEN KRIS
    FRAMPTON ANDREW DAVID
    KIPNER STEVE

    the 2 guys are producing/writing on some Script’s song, isn’t it?

  121. Yep Mtlfan and I love but LLWD and WAOMF,so i’d probably love that song to.

  122. BMI Work Title BMI Work #

    1) SHOULD VE KEPT IT TO MYSELF 11158725 – not on the album

    2) ALRIGHT WITH ME 11262988

    3) BRING IT BACK 11266160
    RED GUITAR 11266161
    IS IT OVER 11266162
    LIFETIME 11266163

    4) BEFORE WE COME UNDONE 11286860
    FROM THE ASHES 11286861
    CAN T STAY AWAY 11286862
    LET IT RAIN 11286863
    SEND ME ALL YOUR ANGELS 11286864
    I NEED TO KNOW 11286865

    that’s the songs listed by BMI registration numbers. That shows they went 4 times to BMI for registration groups (for this list anyway)

    The first one “SHOULD VE KEPT IT TO MYSELF” has been written with Eg white in London. Kris went there 5-6 weeks before releasing the CD and I think it’s the last co-writing effort that was done. So the registration to BMI took place when they were deciding of the songs to be on the CD I guess.

    what’s the point? Among the songs that were written/co-written by Kris, we can see that “Alright with me” was an early favorite choice. It’s not breaking news but I tought I would write this in this thread :)

  123. mtlfan it’s very interesting thou.I really want to hear those song’s so bad.I also want to hear the one he cowrote with Mat Kearney.I wonder if well ever hear any of these songs.Maybe when kris does his next CD,he’ll put some of them on the Cd.Or maybe someone else well want to have them on there CD.

  124. I find it strange that Jive has had Mat Kearney write with Kris and then David A. but none of those songs seem to have gotten close to being on their albums.

    Mtlfan, I agree your analysis is interesting.

  125. It is 24 hrs later and I still have a big fat smile on my face, and It’s Alright With Me!! The best thing has been the positive response from the fan base & beyond. Unlike the last single announcement which had such mixed reactions, this reaction has been fantastically positive.

  126. Mltfan, thanks for the laugh. It was hearty. Still chuckling at some peoples sense of humor.

    geez, saw that someone put a dead elephant in her twitter avatar ..

    , now we can have a burial (for the elephant in the room).
    Also, Frampton and Kipner are members of the Script. They write all their own songs and then some (such as LLWD).

  127. They just played “I need to know” on The Vampire Diaries!!! I heard the first few notes and I was like OMG!!! I sang along the whole song they played like 2min of the song!!! I hate that they didnt include it in the spot where they say music from the episode by….him instead they said other songs… sucky! But either way I loved hearing Kris Allen in one of my favorite shows!!

  128. Also, Frampton and Kipner are members of the Script. They write all their own songs and then some (such as LLWD).

    Frampton and Kipner aren’t the two guys from The Script, they are Grammy winning songwriters, who have been in the industry for over 40 years. Danny O’Donoghue and Mark Sheehand are the two guys from The Script who helped co-write LLWD with Kipner and Frampton.

  129. Noticing Kris’s twitter followers has grown a bit since the USO tour.

  130. Oh, thanks Elliegrll. For some reason I thought they were members of the Script as well. Aren’t’ there 4 guys in that group?

  131. For some reason I thought they were members of the Script as well. Aren’t’ there 4 guys in that group?

    There are three of them, Glen Power is the other member. Kipner and Frampton did co-write some other songs for The Script, including Breakeven and The Man Who Can’t Be Moved.

  132. There are three of them, Glen Power is the other member. Kipner and Frampton did co-write some other songs for The Script, including Breakeven and The Man Who Can’t Be Moved.

    Just to add Kipner and Frampton are also producers.

  133. They just played “I need to know” on The Vampire Diaries!!! I heard the first few notes and I was like OMG!!! I sang along the whole song they played like 2min of the song!!! I hate that they didnt include it in the spot where they say music from the episode by….him instead they said other songs… sucky! But either way I loved hearing Kris Allen in one of my favorite shows!!

    i’m curious…….Is that show on the Fox network?

    ——–
    you’re welcome falfor.. I had a good laugh at it too ;)

    like you i don’t know what’s CHR and PD’s

  134. Mtlfan, it’s the CW Network

    ETA: They have shows like;
    The Vampire Diaries
    Gossip Girl
    One Tree Hill
    Hellcats
    90210
    Supernatural
    Smallville
    America’s Next Top Model

  135. I put the link to watch it on the Headline thread.Someone on tweeter posted it.

  136. I’m squeeing like crazy. These shows from CW are targeted for young audience.
    Didn’t one show feature a little bit of LLWD before ?
    I forgot which one.

  137. Didn’t one show featured a little bit of LLWD before ?

    LLWD was used on The Hills on MTV & a soap opera. Also, a very short snippet of AWM on SYTYCD

  138. guys it’s so very good that Kris’s music is being used here and there for tv shows. Just shows that he’s liked as a singer/songwriter

  139. Thanks tripp for posting those unreleased song titles. The one Kris wrote with David Hodges (Not Too Late to Run) kinda cracks me up since I think he wrote with David early in the process, like in June. Was he thinking that winning Idol was too much and he should jump ship? Haha

    I really want to hear SHOULD’VE KEPT IT TO MYSELF’. Since BIB is my favorite on the Cd and it’s written by WHITE FRANCIS EG ,with Kris also of course.And isn’t this the one Katy was talking about?

    In the Slezak interview, Kris says BIB was definitely the better of the two songs. But it still would be fun to hear this one.

    What did he take “For Granted”? What was he saying “No” to? Fun to speculate, isn’t it?! Was there a BMI registration for the Matt Kearney song? I thought it was called Top of the World.

    “We’ve Still Got Tonight” intrigues me the most. I don’t think Kris has ever spoken about this collaboration, has he? I like these guys’ sound, so I think I would like this one! I wonder if he worked with them while in London?

    CHR = Pop
    PD = (radio) Program Directors

    Cool for INTK being used on the CW! Thanks for sharing, Alvisor!

  140. Wow! I was gone from mj’s for three days while visiting a friend and I jumped on here hoping to find a snippet of new Kris info since this is his downtime between tours and was thrilled to find so much new info. Yaaaay for AWM!!!! Yaaaay for INTK on the tv show!!! Yaaay for the free concert and all the other Kris news. Thanks everyone!! I too like the idea of a live performance mv for AWM.

    ETA I’m happy that based on the comments here and on twitter it sounds like everyone is supporting this single. Fingers crossed that it will do as well as LLWD. Go AWM!!!

  141. Just found that this was a fixed post on the main blog threads – so thought I’d comment here as I did in the headlines thread that I am so happy AWM has been added to radio. I am not inclined to be angsty about this
    [ unlike some on that thread ] but rather I will follow Kris’s example & be very happy that this song has at least a chance for some success, even if that remains to be seen yet.

    “girlygirl:
    10/13/2010 at 8:40 pm

    According to my twitter feed, #AlrightwithMe is trending in NY, L.A. and Sydney, Australia

    girlygirl that’s terrific seeing there’s never been any promotion whatsoever for Kris here. Gee I wish I desired to be on twitter to help out here in Sydney ….Would be good if Sony looked at twitter trends- they might see there is a demand for Kris here after all!! ”

    Thought I’d bring this over from the Headlines thread too- as this is great.

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