While writing songs for his new album, Kris Allen allowed both his personal life and the world around him to seep into the lyrics and music, probably more so than ever before.
The Season 8 “American Idol” winner didn’t hold back with “Letting You In,” hisupcoming studio album (due March 18) — and his most personal effort to date. It comes three years after New Year’s Day 2013 when he and his then-pregnant wife, Katy, were involved in a head-on collision that left Allen with a career-threatening shattered wrist. Over the next two years, Allen underwent three surgeries and eventually recovered, going on to tour and record new music.
For the new set, Allen drew from that experience as well as some poignant current events. READ MORE