Kris Allen’s new album is to arrive on March 18, but the American Idol 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, Letting You In.
“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. “She picks out her own titles for each song. This one was called the sushi song.”
The Arkansas native said the song 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. “The whole thing is the moment that you stop, it’s going to find you. I know that’s what happened for me. Every relationship is different. But I think that for the most part, it is that moment that you stop looking that happens.”
Kristopher Neil “Kris” Allen (born June 21, 1985) is an American musician, singer and songwriter from Conway, Arkansas, and the winner of the eighth season of American Idol