News - New Music: Kris Allen released 'The Vision Of Love', while J. Cole debuted 'Visionz Of Home' singles

Vision Of Love? Visionz Of Home? It looks like the singers Kris Allen and J. Cole were thinking about the same thing when it comes to naming their newest singles. The fresh single of Kris Allen called "Vision of Love" hits the web to tide them over his new album release, which is yet to be titled. The winner of "American Idol" season 8 previously showcased it live during a recent concert at The Mint in Los Angeles. "Wake up if you believe/ Love is not a fading dream/ Tell me I'm not the only one/ Who feels this way right now," Allen croons over the catchy midtempo beat. "Lonely needs a friend/ Ask him where he's been/ You could be the Light that comes/ And turns his world around."

The single comes as a big surprise on Friday, March 2nd, as he initially wouldn't announce the song until this weekend. "Single announcement on Sun. Mar. 4! I know it's later than expected but some things change. Sorry for the wait," he tweeted on February 29. Since the song arrived early, he rushed the announcement by asking some friends to guess the title of the song in a game of Pictionary.

Kris Allen's "The Vision Of Love"


Gearing up for the new effort, Kris has done a photo shoot for the album and posted a behind-the-scene look at it on his official website.

At the same time, teh Grammy-nominated rapper J. Cole dropped his new single titled "Visionz Of Home" to mark the day he got back in his hometown, Fayetteville, North Carolina for the inaugural Dreamville Weekend. The RocNation signee spoken to the students at the E.E. Smith High School about the importance of going to college, helping others and chasing one's dream. In honor of his homecoming, March 1 was proclaimed as "J. Cole Day" by Cumberland County Commissioner Charles Evans. "It's exciting to see a young man who doesn't fit the model of a regular rapper, and who talks about the benefits of education," Evans said. "I'm glad we're honoring him with J. Cole Day. If we can't recognize our own, who can we?" Take a listen to his new song below.

J. Cole's "Visionz Of Home"