With Halloween officially behind us, people around the world are officially getting into the Christmas spirit by putting up lights, decorating their homes and blasting “All I Want For Christmas Is You” at full volume. Now, Kalen Allen is ready to give you some new songs to add to your rotation.
Today (Monday, Nov. 2), Allen is announcing exclusively via Billboard that his debut album For Christmas Sake! is due out Tuesday, Nov. 10.
The 24-year-old digital creator also serves as the executive producer of the album (alongside his co-executive producer Angel Lee Higgs), which will feature a mix of holiday classics along with original songs written by both Allen and Higgs.
The album also boasts two special guests who will join the Ellen star: On his new original song “Christmas Lives Within You,” Allen recruited Pose star Mj Rodriguez for a duet; and on the titular track “For Christmas Sake,” Allen teamed up with Glee and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’s Alex Newell.
“Christmas has always been my favorite holiday,” Allen tells Billboard about his upcoming album. “Considering the current climate of the world and the fact that we can’t go home for the holidays, I thought I’d bring the holidays to your home, a.k.a. your ears. For Christmas’ sake!”
For Christmas Sake! will be available for pre-order starting on Saturday, Nov. 7, and hits digital music stores and streaming platforms on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Check out the official album art and track list below:
1. “Santa Slay”
Written by Angel Lea Higgs, produced by Jason Carpenter andAngel Lea Higgs, vocal production by Angel Lea Higgs
2. “Christmas Lives Within You” ft. MJ Rodriguez
Written by Kalen Allen, produced by Jason Carpenter and Robin Wesley, vocal production by Angel Lea Higgs
3. “Santa Baby”
Written by Joan Javits, Philip Springer and Tony Springer, produced by Jason Carpenter, vocal production by Angel Lea Higgs
4. “Noel / O’ Holy Night”
Produced by Angel Lea Higgs and Jason Carpenter, piano by Justis Kao, vocal production by Kalen Allen, Jason Carpenter and Angel Lea Higgs
5. “For Christmas Sake” ft. Alex Newell
Written by Angel Lea Higgs, produced by Angel Lea Higgs and Brandon Whitaker, vocal production by Angel Lea Higgs