A picture claimed as a cover art for Kris Allen's new studio album emerges. Brought forward by Barnes & Noble, it features the champ of "American Idol" season 8 wearing a black leather jacket and sitting on what looks like a theater seat.
Along with the arrival of the rumored artwork, it is speculated that Kris' forthcoming album will be self-titled. No statement has been made regarding the rumored cover art and working title.
Most recently, Kris Allen told his fans on Twitter that the soon-to-be-released effort is almost done. "We are almost done with the album, or at least my part. Got a couple more songs to finish and we will be good. Really exciting stuff!," he wrote. "Recording in the same studio that Prince recorded 'Purple Rain'! I'm trying to channel it."
Kris Allen will release the album in U.S. on November 17. For the effort, he has recruited The Calling's vocalist Alex Band, Kevin Rudolf and producer Eg White (Adele, Duffy). He is also said to work with The Fray's guitarist Joe King and acclaimed music makers Salaam Remi (Nas, Amy Winehouse) and Claude Kelly (Leona Lewis, Akon).
The first single from the album is called "Live Like We're Dying" and has been played on radios since September 21. It is a cover version of The Script's 2008 song which didn't make it to the band's debut album "The Script" but appeared in a b-side of their mini album "We Cry".