Kris Allen is now living the good life. He upset Adam Lambert and became the 8th American Idol winner. And win he did.
In 2007 he released an album called “Brand New Shoes”. While Kris is a great musician and has a great style, I think his real talent is for arranging and reinterpreting songs. During American Idol, Chris brilliantly covered “Fallin’ Slowly” from Once/Swell Season, “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers, and “She Works Hard For The Money” by Donna Summer. And he can (almost) credit his win to his cover of “Heartless”, originally done by Kanye “Jackass” West. In fact, Kris Allen’s version, in my opinion, is far better than Kanye’s, or The Fray’s version.
His new single, “Live Like You’re Dying” is a cover, originally a b-side on The Scripts single, We Cry. And he does the song justice, adding his identity to the track.
What do you think?