Kris Allen Photo Shoot - JustJared.com Exclusive!
The 26-year-old singer’s warm-hearted album Thank You Camellia debuted last week and has been well-received. “Thank You Camellia is full of such charming flourishes,” writes one journalist. “The whistling on ‘My Weakness’, a funky electric piano on ‘Rooftops’, the gamelan instrument that session drummer Aaron Sterling plays on ‘Monster’.”
Click inside Kris Allen‘s interview with JustJared.com…
KRIS ALLEN – EXCLUSIVE JUSTJARED.COM INTERVIEW
JJ: How would you say your vision of life has evolved through the years?
KA: I feel like I see life differently now. I see it as this amazing challenge that I look forward to every day. I never used to see life as that. It used to be just this thing you went through and had a good time. Now I have responsibilities to myself, my family, my fans that I have to uphold. It’s more exciting this way and way more rewarding.
JJ: What influenced you the most for the new album? Which people and/or specific life experiences?
KA: My life is crazy enough to be inspired by the things I go through. Whether in my relationship or just in my travels.
JJ: What’s your favorite song on the Hot 100 charts? Who’s your fave male singer on it? Fave female singer?
JJ: What’s the latest movie you saw? Last album you bought? Last book you read?
KA: The Avengers, John Mayer‘s Born and Raised, and “The Soloist”.
JJ: What was the latest thing you indulgently purchased?
KA: I like food so probably a night out at a restaurant.
JJ: Has 2012 turned out the way you expected it to so far? What do you have left to accomplish before the year is up?
KA: Yes. It’s been a long time coming to put out this album and glad that I could do that in 2012. I want to finish out the year strong. On tour. On the road. I love being out on the road playing shows.
JJ: How soon are you looking to have kids of your own?
KA: I know there’s never going to be a perfect time to have kids but that time definitely doesn’t feel like now. Maybe talk to me in 2 years.
JJ: Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
KA: My friend @charlesbrowder
PHOTO SHOOT CREDITS (PICTURES BELOW) —–
Picture #1 & #5: Sol Angeles shirt, Citizen Pilot leather jacket, Rogue Territory jeans, Generic Man shoes.
Picture #2 & #4: Shades of Grey sweater, Miansai bracelet.
Picture #3: Life After Denim shirt, American Apparel jeans, Rogue Territory belt.
Producer: Jared Eng (@JaredEng)
Model: Kris Allen (@KrisAllen)
Creative Director/Photographer: Justin Campbell (@JustJustinNYC)
Stylist: Sophia Banks-Coloma (@sophiabanksc)
Assistant Stylist: Ali Mandelkorn (@amandelkorn)
Hair/Makeup: Melissa Adelaide (@MelissaAdelaide)