Kris Allen – Live Like We’re Dying



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?

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Paolo Nutini – Last Request

Paolo Nutini is a young talented singer/songwriter from Scotland. His album, These Streets, was released in 2006, and is still current, fresh and timeless. His followup album, Sunny Side Up, was released a few months ago and is equally brilliant.

The song Last Request was the first of four singles off his first album, and if you take a listen, you will know why. The song is catchy for all the right reason. It’s upbeat and poppy, but has an edge. Paolo’s vocals are also very unique. It’s a great song to sing along too. See if you can watch the video without singing out loud.

What’d you think of the song? Catchy, no?

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