‘American Idol’s’ James Durbin Reveals Album Track Listing, Collaborators (Audio)
The Season 10 alum is also scheduled to shoot the video for his single, “Love Me Bad,” on Friday.
American Idol season 10 alum James Durbin is gearing up for the Nov. 21 release of his debut album, Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster, which includes collaborations with Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars, songwriters James Michael (Sixx A.M, Mötley Crüe) and Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Buckcherry, Ozzy Osbourne) and Swedish rock band Hardcore Superstar.
Two singles will head to radio, it was announced today -- the song “Stand Up” to rock stations and “Love Me Bad” to Top 40. The former was also tapped as the NFL’s stadium anthem for the 2011 season, meaning Durbin’s trademark wail will be heard on jumbotrons from coast-to-coast.
A video for rocker “Love Me Bad,” which features an anthemic chorus, crunchy guitars, and pop-minded melodies, will be shot on Friday. Listen to the song below:
Durbin co-wrote five tracks on the album, which is being released by Wind-Up Records and produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Daughtry). Among them: “Outcast,” with Mars, an experience Durbin describes as “surreal… When Mick Mars started shredding on his guitar I literally lost my mind. He’s a true rock legend and he’s playing on my record. It doesn’t get any cooler than that.”
Says Mars: “It was sick to have played on James’ debut album. To be the only featured guest artist on the record was really cool as I know a lot of others wanted to be on it. James Durbin kicks ass, he’s the real deal.”
Durbin, who credits rock music for helping him overcome struggles with tourette’s and aspergers syndrome, made it fourth place on last year’s Idol.
Listen to "Love Me Bad" and see the album's full track listing below:
Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster
Higher Than Heaven
All I Want
Love In Ruins
Right Behind You
Love Me Bad
Outcast (feat. Mick Mars)