20 March 2010

[I contributed this post to a fabulous music blog called Pop+Nation.]

The winner of American Idol season 8, Kris Allen, confirmed through his Twitter that the first single off his debut album will be "Live Like We're Dying". The song debuted 21 September 2009 on Z100 New York.

This is technically a cover version of the song. Originally done by the Irish band The Script, this track did not appear on their album. Comparing the two versions, I prefer Kris' take on the chorus. For the verses, I like how The Script did it. Overall, Kris' version grew on me fast. I am happy he went the Jason Mraz-ish route for his post-Idol sound. After seeing him live in LA, I really wish he does a version of "All These Things That I've Done".


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