“Friday I’ll Be Over U” is the first offering from “American Idol” contestant Allison Iraheta. Written by popmeister Max Martin, it’s a punky, new wave slice of pop that sounds like something straight out of the ’80s, which was, gulp, before Iraheta was even born. With its aggressive chorus and echo chamber effect, it’s hard to tell if Iraheta has the pipes to develop into a Kelly Clarkson-type belter or if she’s going to be an over-produced one-hit wonder.
Hear it here.
The track is from Iraheta’s debut album, which comes out Dec. 1. Aside from Martin, other writers and producers contributing to the project include Howard Benson and Kevin Rudolf.
As you’ll recall, Iraheta finished in the top 4 on last season’s ‘American Idol,’ displaying tremendous maturity, spunk and pipes for someone who was only 16 at the time.
In an interview with Popeater, Iraheta sounds like the teenager she is, talking about missing her dogs while she’s on the road and how her dream collaborator would be Pink.