James Durbin Tweets Album Details

James Durbin

James Durbin, American Idol alumni, has been hard at work these days in both the studio and on Twitter. While he’s scurrying to prep his new album, recently announced to be named “Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster,” James has also been sending out lots of interesting teasers for what we can expect when the album drops on November 21, 2011.

First Tweet up from James was the aforementioned album title along with the story behind it:

And the name of The album is…MEMORIES OF A BEAUTIFUL DISASTER! Means looking back on events in my life, to see the beauty in the pain.

Next Durbin let us know they’ve picked the first single from the album along w/ the cover that we’re set to see soon. Then when asked by a fan if he had written the songs himself, James responded:

there’s a mixture. As I was on the tour, there was only the couple weeks before it started, for me to write/co-write

Considering Durbin has been on the American Idol summer tour and a short timeline between signing a deal (early September) and releasing an album (mid November), this isn’t surprising to hear that it’ll be more “written for” than “written by.”

Lastly, James shared a “spoiler” that his album would be an interesting mix of music:

SPOILER ALERT!!!!! The album is kind of a hybrid of Aerosmith & My Chemical Romance!

Well that sounds pretty interesting. What do you think of the details James has released so far on his upcoming album release in November? Anymore interested than you were before? Follow James on Twitter to keep getting these details.




  1. I certainly wish him the best. His genre of music isn’t my favorite, but he has a lot of energy and enthusiasm and his fans need to give him a lot of support.

  2. I’ve always been interested in James. In my opinion, he’s the most interesting and talented person to ever come off Idol, and the first one ever that I actually plan to buy a CD from. One thing I’ve noticed about James – it seems that people either love him or hate him – there is no in between. He stirs up a lot of passion in people, one way or the other. I’m definitely in the group that loves him and I can’t wait for this CD!

    • Thank you Kimberly! I totally agree with all you say! I am in the group that is “PASSIONATE” about him (in a motherly way since I am 47) Love how he Loves his family sooo much and how he wears his heart on his sleeve and how he puts all he has into his singing. He is a true SWEETHEART !!!

    • I guess you’ve never heard of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert?

      • CNB_Who hasn’t heard of them? They are all awesome & we all have different opinions (That’s what makes this crazy world go round)There is a difference between liking someone’s music, voice or even just a certain song they sing and actually being interested in them or passionate about them not only as an Artist but as a person Sometimes in life certain people cross your path & just leave an everlasting impression on you and you can’t even help but want great things for them For me James just happens to be that person His voice to my ears is like no other & I happen to think that there are a lot of incredible voices out there in all different genre’s of music I am not closed minded by any means Just wanted to voice my support for James

    • Kimberly & Jen …I totally agree with everything you say. I am in my late 20’s and feel James is Phenomenal!

  3. Love James Durbin. Love “Stand Up” (check it out, if you haven’t–his single on the new NFL album, vol.2 on Itunes, etc.– it rocks!) and look forward to his debut album. Love that he’s staying connected with his fans and and keeping the momentum going.

    • I just pre-ordered his CD at Amazon.com. I am really pysched about it. If anyone out there can tell me how to get a copy either of the NFL album or the single ‘Stand Up” I’d really appreciate the info. I do not want itunes, I literally want the album…or single…..Thanks…

  4. I like James Durbin also, I like the softer side of his music and singing, I hope that is on his CD. he has a great voice and entertainment qualities. Good luck to him

  5. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer and more deserving guy. I’m thrilled he is living his dream. More power to him!!

  6. What happened to the heavy metal/hard rock album he was going to do? I’ve heard “Stand Up” and it doesn’t sound anything like the James who sang on Idol. This song sounds like 3 guys singing in an echo chamber so they obviously have cleaned up his vocals!

  7. I just love this guy,CNB give him time , this is a song for NFL .. just wait till his Cd comes out Nov. 21 .. I ordered a pile of them , Christmas list is taken care of 🙂 I can only see a bright future for James & I will be there for the ride .. James Durbin Rocks<3

  8. Donna Richardson…I agree with you, give James time …James Durbin’s single for the NFL is high energy, sexy, very masculine sounding…all the vocals are his & has nothing to do with his debut album which he has said will have Metal on it. His album will have songs written for him by one of his favorite metal bands Hardcore Superstars and others!
    His debut album will def be on my Christmas list also…Rock On James!!

  9. “This song sounds like 3 guys singing in an echo chamber so they obviously have cleaned up his vocals!”
    I guess we can always count on a troll to try and rain on the parade. This song is fun, but it is a one-off. I’m looking forward to hearing what his CD will sound like.

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