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'American Idol': James Durbin Announces New Single

The season 10 fourth-place finisher will release his sophomore album in April.

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The official release of American Idol season 10 alum Jame Durbin’s sophomore album may be five months away, but fans will get a taste of new music just in time for Thanksgiving.

The rocker is set to release his new single, “Parachute,” on Nov. 22.  A lyric video for “Parachute” is also scheduled to debut in December on James’ VEVO at his YouTube channel. A full CD release will follow on April 8, 2014.

“Parachute was the tenth song I wrote for the new album and as soon as we finished in the studio I knew it had to be the first single,” said Durbin.  “I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

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The 24-year old Santa Cruz, Calif. native is also confirmed to attend the Nov. 24 American Music Awards red carpet pre-show where he will debut an exclusive video clip featuring “Parachute” and reveal details about the record at 5 p.m. EST.

Durbin co-wrote 10 of the albums 11 tracks and is putting the finishing touches on the 2014 release with producer Scott Stevens.