Kris Allen Explains The Lack Of Acoustic Songs On His Debut

He also describes his cut collaborations with Mat Kearney, Kevin Rudolf.

An “American Idol” winner’s debut is always a big deal, and [artist id="3188062"]Kris Allen[/artist]‘s just-released disc was no different. While Allen had a lot of writing freedom on his self-titled major-label debut, not all his ideas made the cut.

Fans were especially swayed by the singer’s acoustic performances on “Idol,” and some were disappointed that the album didn’t feature more unplugged songs.

“I think it was something that we wanted on there, but [it just] didn’t happen. Album number two. Don’t worry,” Allen promised MTV News.

Allen Nation should stay calm, because fans might see those songs sooner than they’d think. “Maybe I’ll make a little EP, iTunes thing,” he suggested. “It’ll be sick.”

Speaking of missing acoustic songs, Allen his cut collaboration with singer/songwriter Mat Kearney , “Top of the World.” “It had like a dance beat to it … but not in a bad way,” Allen said. “I thought it was great. I think the song’s awesome. You’ll hear the song sometime.”

Aside from Kearney, the “Idol” alum worked with Kevin Rudolf on the track “Better Than That,” which also didn’t make the album. Allen described Rudolf as a “super cool guy” and talked about how he forged a connection with the songwriter.
“It was kind of funny, man, because he worked a lot with Lifehouse on their new album,” Allen said. “Lifehouse and Kevin Rudolf, they actually wrote a song for me. But it just didn’t end up on the album.” Will the track ever see the day of light? “I don’t know,” he said.

Allen also revealed that the album was originally titled Translate Your Soul, and he was happy to go with a self-titled disc instead.

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