Thursday, May 22, 2014

Throwback Thursday: May 22, 2012: Happy Anniversary Thank You Camellia

Every Thursday we take a look back at Kris Allen's career via video. This Thursday is a special day because it happens to be the anniversary of the 2012 release of his most recent album, Thank You Camellia.

It's a little bittersweet for me. This album is fantastic and deserved so much more notice and attention than it ended up receiving, mainly due to a lackluster promotional campaign by Kris' record label and management at the time. (Since then, he's gone indie and changed management.) If you are reading this and are a Kris Allen fan but have never gotten Thank You Camellia, I highly recommend that you change that immediately and get the deluxe version ([Amazon]| [iTunes]) as the bonus tracks are some of my favorites.

Combing through YouTube to see what transpired around the release of Thank You Camellia - Kris did a mix of radio/TV interviews and a few listening parties. I thought for our Throwback Thursday video, I'd use this interview with WPRI in Providence, Rhode Island, as it was a good one and has a nice acoustic version of The Vision of Love (the only single off the album):

So sometime today, as we await the release of Kris' next album sometime this year, why not give Thank You Camellia a listen while sipping a delicious Camellia?


Heck, and maybe even do a rewatch of the official video for the Vision of Love? Happy TYCAnniversary!