Kris Allen Is Running Out The Clock

Nov 6th, 2009 // 2 Comments

Baby-faced American Idol victor Kris Allen’s first music video, for his cover of the Script’s seize-the-day anthem “Live Like We’re Dying,” is a simple—and pretty beautifully shot!—affair in which he performs in front of a desert-erected clock, which is presumably counting down the minutes until “living like we’re dying” turns into something that involves lopping off the first three words of that phrase. It’s a pretty effective clip, although I would like to voice my objection to the old “piano on the sand” trope that’s rapidly turning into a Serious Artist video cliché—especially since in this arrangement, the piano plays, like, fourth string to all of the strumming going on. (No pun intended, ha ha ha.) Related: I will be on NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered this, er, weekend, talking about Allen’s new record, as well as new releases from other Simon Cowell-assisted singers like Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Susan Boyle. Tune in! [YouTube]

  1. What I like about Kris is he doesn’t take himself so seriously and if you follow his tweets on twitter he is pretty funny. He is also jokes about himself and is very self-effacing, which is pretty cool.

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