American Idol 2014 winner Caleb Johnson is working like crazy on his new album Testify, which is due out in just a few short weeks on August 12. Caleb’s first single, his coronation song As Long As You Love Me, has been out on iTunes since the finale. We’ve been waiting impatiently since then to hear more from the upcoming album and finally we have a new song to share!
The new Caleb Johnson single just released from Interscape is titled “Only One” and it shows a bit of a softer side to the American Idol season 13 winner. Actually, the song has a very similar sound and feel to some previous tunes we heard from former American Idol winners Phillip Phillips and Chris Daughtry on their post-Idol debut albums.
“Only One” is a lot more pop than rock n’ roll, which is certainly a different sound than most of Caleb Johnson’s roaring performances on American Idol. The song, which Caleb co-wrote, is radio friendly and has plenty of mass appeal. However, we are kind of left longing for Caleb’s wilder side after waiting for his rebel yell to kick in and not getting it.
While it was nice to hear Caleb giving us nice ballad for a change, we do sincerely hope the rest of his album will be filled with that loud, over-the-top, crazy rock n’ roll sound that earned him our votes and the American Idol winner title.
I think his new
“Gravity” song he just introduced on tour is better. You would think that producers would look at what stays on top 4 Billboard chart-(anything with some rap in it). It took Adrianna this long to finally get it. I hope Gina can collaborate with a rapper like Demi Lovato has with Cheryl Lloyd recently.
Sorry, thinking with my fingers -“JENA”! LOL
Hats off to Jena Irene, Majesty Rose, Jessica Meuse, and Maylaya Watson for the outstanding back-up quartet to Caleb’s “Fighting Gravity” song just introduced on tour.
It’s just as I had thought. He’s been Biced.
He is a lot better than Bo Bice. so that’s in his favor. If he sways to pop from old Eagles tunes.
I’d like to hear something comparable to the Eagles or Foreigner.
Ha! Ha! I second that Rocker Chick. The future interviews, post-ways parting when he disowns the entire debut album as “not true to his artistic vision” are going to be epic.
LOL! Good one Idol Girl!
I predict this song goes nowhere on radio. Neither CHR, nor Hot AC is no longer playing music like this.
Yep. Very true. And the Rock format isn’t too interested in playing Idols. Daughtry’s the only one who has gotten some airplay on Rock but I think that was more due to being marketed as a band.
I agree that the “Gravity” was better than the “Only One” song. The version of “Gravity” that I heard was live and poorly recorded; cannot wait to hear the studio version. It is reasonable to think that the producers and every one involved would not want Caleb for his first album to come out with something too rock (as in loud ground pounding, heart beating, really get-into-it stuff), but to play it a little safer and gradually bring everyone up to the level that he can really put it out there. I think that “Only One” is a safe start. It does not sound bad.