Kris Allen’s 4th post-Idol album Letting You In is set for release on March 18 but you can listen to the first single “Waves” off of the set right now.
The American Idol season 8 winner said to People magazine about the tune, “It was actually the first song I wrote for this record, and it definitely inspired the rest of the album.”
Kris also talked a bit about the devastating car accident that nearly robbed him of the ability to play the guitar again. He had to teach himself to play in a new way.
“I was like, ‘You will be fine: Get over it. Just get better,’ and I spent another year of just trying to kind of forget about it,” Kris said “In the past two years just really focusing on playing because I had to learn how to play differently. Now, I will say that I feel like I’ve become better.”
Nevertheless, Kris is grateful.
“I mean, thank God nothing worse happened. My wife was in the car with our son, and it could’ve been so much worse,” he said. “You fight through things and get through them, and I’d like to say I’m a better person for it.”
Letting You In is available for pre-order on iTunes Friday. Kris will also be embarking on a tour beginning on March 31 in Birmingham Alabama to promote the new record. Click for the full schedule of dates. And, look out for Kris on the American Idol finale April 7!
Listen to “Waves” right here.