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MAR
14
3 YEARS

Haley Reinhart Sets Release Date for New Album

The "American Idol" alum will drop her piano-driven track, "Free," on Tuesday as part of the lead-up to her hotly anticipated record "Listen Up!," slated for May 22.

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The wait is over for Haley Reinhart fans, as the season-10 American Idol finalist will drop her debut album, Listen Up!, on May 22.

And in the first taste of the eagerly anticipated record, the 21-year-old Illinois native will release the new track, "Free," next Tuesday; in an announcement, Reinhart described it as "an empowering break-up song." The piano-driven track is now streaming from Reinhart's Facebook page.

Reinhart said the 14-track album -- which will be released by 19 Recordings/Interscope Records --  is a mixture of pop undertones, with key elements of soul, rock, R&B and even some jazz. The singer co-wrote many of the retro-flavored tracks with collaborators Mike Elizondo, busbee, Rob Kleiner, Rune Westberg and Chris Seefried.

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The physical deluxe edition of Free can be pre-ordered on Reinhart's website. It includes a CD, a collectible display flipbook featuring 14 vintage art postcards with commentary (and a personal message to fans from Reinhart on each card), in addition to a code to redeem a digital download of "Free" upon its release. Another perk: the first 500 fans will receive autographed copies of the record.

Reinhart, who will perform the song on Idol next Thursday, will also make an appearance on the CW’s 90210 on March 27.