Kris Allen: We exclusively reveal the track listing for his self-titled debut!

kris-allen_lOn Wednesday, Kris Allen took to Twitter with news that thrilled and delighted fans of the American Idol season 8 champ: “You guys know what I miss…..the show Doug. So good. Oh btw……..done with the album!” Now, is happy to exclusively report the final track listing for Allen’s upcoming self-titled debut disc, set to drop Nov. 17 via 19 Recordings/Jive, which has been confirmed by a 19 rep. Conspicuously absent from the disc are any tracks co-written with Chris Daughtry and Mat Kearney — two artists with whom Allen had previously discussed having successful writing sessions. The baker’s dozen of titles — with songwriting credits in parentheses — reads as follows:

01 “Live Like We’re Dying” (Steve Kipner, Andrew Frampton, Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan) (Produced by: Produced by Andrew Frampton & Steve Kipner)

02 “Before We Come Undone” (Kris Allen, Lindy Robbins, Greg Kurstin) (Produced by: Produced by Greg Kurstin for SK1 Productions)

03 “Can’t Stay Away” (Kris Allen, Lindy Robbins, Mike Elizondo) (Produced by Mike Elizondo)

04 “The Truth” (Pat Monahan, Toby Gad) (Produced by Toby Gad)

05 “Written All Over My Face” (Steve Kipner, Andrew Frampton, Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan) (Produced by: Produced by Andrew Frampton & Steve Kipner)

06 “Bring It Back” (Kris Allen, Francis White) (Produced by Eg White for Spilt Milk Management)

07 “Red Guitar” (Kris Allen) (Produced by Mike Flynn & Warren Huart)

08 “Is It Over” (Kris Allen, Cale Mills, Mike Elizondo) (Produced by Mike Elizondo)

09 “Let It Rain” (Kris Allen, Tobias Karlsson) (Produced by Tobias Karlsson)

10 “Alright With Me” (Kris Allen, Joe King) (Produced by Mike Flynn & Joe King)

11 “Lifetime” (Kris Allen, Jon Foreman, Mike Elizondo) (Produced by Mike Elizondo)

12 “I Need To Know” (Kris Allen, Lindy Robbins, Toby Gad) (Produced by Toby Gad)

13 “Heartless” (Malik Yusef El Shabbaz Jones, Scott Mescudi, Kanye West, Ernest Wilson, Jeffrey Bhasker, Benjamin McIldowie) (Produced by SALAAMREMI.COM)

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  • AJ

    So glad “I Need To Know” made the cut! Yay!

    • C

      I was just having exactly the same thought.

      \o/ I am excite.

    • Tina

      I am so super excited! Woohoo! Love that picture of Kris up there, that would have made an excellent Album cover. What No Boundaries? LOL I love that I need to know is on there too. I heard it is one fantastic song. WTG Kris, your fans are so excited for YOU!

  • Jay

    YAY! I’m so happy “I Need To Know” made it! Can’t wait for his album!

    • Tina

      I just wish the song co-written by Chris Daughtry might have made it to the album……bet it was a rocking song!

      • Michelle

        Could still be a bonus track…I’m hoping for the Mat Kearney track too.

  • Lee

    Now all we need is the album.

  • Akemi

    Yay! Thanks Michael.

    • Dzmitry

      Adam released his CD cover today and Slezak never even mentioned it. His b*ner for Kris is so gross.

      • Peyton

        Chill out dude. Michael posted Adam’s CD cover just a little while ago. It takes him some time to write up an article to go with it so give him a break.

  • Orihara Kaoru

    No Boundaries no where to be seen! YES!! Is this an Idol first?

    • wm

      I believe this is a first!

      • Tina

        I believe it is a first too, awww “our” Idol is setting a trend! LOL

      • Maxime

        Taylor Hicks’ “Do I Make You Proud” was not on his debut album either

    • KrisAllenAI09

      NO BOUNDARIES+NOT ON THE CD = NO royalties for Kara G! Justice!

      • Nick Russo

        Actually, Taylor Hicks was the first to not include his Idol winner’s single, in his case, “Do I Make You Proud”. His debut post-idol album remains my favorite debut album from any idol. Let’s hope this is a sign Kris’s will be just as good!

    • Preston

      No Boundaries sounds like something The Fray would do. I believe that Kris may continue a trend of avoiding the coronation song on their first album. I’m sure he’s ready to show everyone his pop rock sound a lot more.

  • April

    I am so excited for this album! I’m psyched that “I Need to Know” and “Red Guitar” made it! The next three weeks are going to be hard to live through.

    (I guess this means “… Baby One More Time” is not going to be a bonus track, then? Alas.)

  • kbr

    Wow, I totally didn’t know Heartless was making it. Hopefully it’s better than the Idol recording which was kind of painful! Loved it with just the acoustic guitar and Kris singing. Can’t wait for this album!

  • Tim (@rural_juror)

    Well, Jim Cantiello certainly won’t be happy about this. Scooped by Slezak again!

  • Jorge

    So glad No Boundaries was replaced by Heartless, lol. I can’t wait to hear his album. It’s my most anticipated album of the year.

    • wm

      Mine too! Come on Nov. 17th!!!

  • SA


    • Orihara Kaoru


      (this is a joke, guys)

      • fuller

        Orihara Kaoru is A DOUCHE BAG.
        (this is a joke, guys) LMAO
        Go to U R A.L. site please.

    • Tina

      What country are YOU from SA? You write english like I am sure you speak it! I am happy Kris has Michael in his corner. Adam seems to have alot of media attention, Kris Allen more than deserves his fair share……..Micheal is just the one to do it! :)

      • Carley

        Where is Kris’ Rolling Stone cover? Details? Movie soundtracks? Hmmm, is it me or does something seem off with this picture?

      • Steph

        Michael is not in Kris’ corner – he just wants to get into his pants. Sorry, but his crush on Kris is just so annoying.

      • Orihara Kaoru


      • jesse

        Kris doesnt need that much media attention to sell his albums…look at daughtry he was able to sell millions of album without being controversial and without that much media hype….

      • frank

        Carley, Kris allen didn’t also create a he-said/she-said conversation about his sexuality. REAL artists let their music speak for itself, and they don’t need movie soundtracks and magazine covers to do it.

  • Katie

    I am sooooooo excited for this album I cannot wait!!!!!

  • Cinn

    100% flail mode right now…will be back when I am able to be more coherent! FLAIL FLAIL FLAIL

  • CherryBlossom


    LOL. Thanks, Slezak!! On the Walmart site, they have a 14th track called Sending All Your Angels or something like that. Any scoop on that one?

  • Gia

    Walmart is showing a 14th extra bonus track…Send Me All Your Angels. Does that mean you have to buy it at Walmart to get the 14th track?

    • Starr

      Yes, Gia. I think every year Idol CDs have a bonus track if you get it at Wal-Mart. It might be some kind of partnership they have with American Idol.

  • joanna

    So the song he wote with Mat Kearney didn’t make the cut?

    • AJ

      Looks like it. Unless that’s “Send Me All Your Angels”? I was looking forward to hearing the Allen/Kearney song, so I have to hope it gets released somehow.

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