In a video posted on you tube by KrisAllen4real, the American Idol winner thanks his fans with a homemade video featuring his new single: “Alright with me”.
This is the second time in the month of November where KrisAllen showed gratitude to his fans in form of a video. In the first one Kris answered silly twitter questions in a nonconventional- (admittingly some might say tacky) way. It is such a shame that American Idol wasn’t able to fully capture that personality of his. And jive still seems to have trouble to do so.
Fans have long awaited the song “Alright with me” especially since it was featured in the Ford Videos last year which made it recognizable and memorable. However Jive went the other way.
Allen’s first single “Live Like We’re Dying” was a cover from “The Script” who is an Irish Trio. The single had success in the pop charts and the Christian Contemporary Chart. The song has an uplifting message and encourages people to make every second count. The video concentrates on a well lit building of some sort which sheets hanging from it and close up shots of the handsome singer. Kris is seen with the piano as well as his guitar. It’s hard to see the story line.
After that he followed up with “The Truth” featuring Pat Monahan from Train who wrote the song and also appeared in the video. The beautiful song deals with an ending relationship a couple doesn’t want to acknowledge. The gloomy video shows a lonesome desperate Kris Allen in the bed in the dessert with broken chandeliers ending it. Pat Monahan was also placed there. By the way Kris sounds so much better without the guy. If you don’t believe me just listen to the single on the album. Maybe they wanted to get the Train fans on board. I can see the reason this song became a single as it is a perfect match for Kris Allen’s voice.
Finally Jive Music came to their senses and released “Alright with Me”. This song is underlining KrisAllen’s laid back, joyful and positive personality. It looks like Kris didn’t want to wait much longer and created his own unofficial music video. A smiling Allen can be seen socializing with fans, walking down the streets, strumming on his guitar and making music with his band mates.. You can’t help but smile when you watch the video. His joy is infectiousness and a big contrast to the videos I described earlier. Jive must have gotten the message as they even tweeted about this video today making fans aware that it exists.
Hopefully Jive will take a lesson from it and portrait Kris as the guy he is. He is a charming happy dude who just wants to enjoy making music. And that is the cool collected Kris Allen who displays himself with that much ease that Allen fans became to appreciate. The message to the record label from Kris Allen fans is:”Don’t turn him into something that he is not.”
Links were provided to all the videos I mentioned.
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