season eight winner is letting fans in early with the exclusive Billboard premiere of the lead-off track, “Love Will Find You”.
The dreamy, intricate song’s chorus about how one “can’t go looking for love” sets the tone early for Allen’s fifth studio album, .“Love Will Find You” -- a soulful piece about close encounters -- is an intimate track, but one particular line about how “a friend of a friend might introduce you/ next thing you know you’re eating sushi” caught the attention of Allen’s wife, Katy.“My wife calls this song the sushi song,” he laughs. This one was called the sushi song.”' American Idol' Winner Kris Allen Announces New Album Release Date The Arkansas native said the song (co-written by Josh Jenkins of Green River Ordinence) is “a message to yourself or a friend” to hang in there in the search for love.“I know people go searching for it and are really trying to find it,” he said. But I think that for the most part, it is that moment that you stop looking that happens.”When crafting , Allen recorded in Nashville with producers Konrad Snyder (Mat Kearney, Owl City, Milo Greene), Ian Fitchuk (James Bay, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Griffin House), and Grammy Award-winner Brown Bannister (Amy Grant, Kenny Rogers, Steven Curtis Chapman) to create an album that explores “both the bright and dark elements of everyday life.”There are songs on like the single “Waves” -- that are upbeat odes to romantic love and his young family.
He said he is still working through the injury, but there has been improvement.“There are frustrating times,” he said.
“For the most part I’ve figured out how to play differently.
“I feel like for the most part that I try to say no to those songs.
I feel like I’ve been saying no to those songs for a long time now, but I just stopped because these songs are just punching me in the face saying, ‘hey we have to come out sometime’ so, that’s how those songs are just kind of resilient in their creation.”Another song on the record, “If We Keep Doing Nothing,” was written the day after the mass shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College.
I think they're really going to love it.”Allen recently appeared on helping out contestants in auditions.