The Vision of Love

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This article is about the song by Kris Allen. For the song by Mariah Carey, see Vision of Love.
"The Vision of Love"
Single by Kris Allen
from the album Thank You Camellia
Released March 26, 2012
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2012 at The Ox, North Hollywood, California
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:34
Label 19/RCA
Writer(s) Kris Allen, Adam Messinger, Nasri Atweh
Producer(s) The Messengers
Kris Allen singles chronology
"Alright with Me"
(2010)
"The Vision of Love"
(2012)
"Prove It to You"
(2014)

"The Vision of Love" is Kris Allen's first single from his second studio album Thank You Camellia.[1] It was released as a CD single, digital download, and to Hot AC radio on March 26, 2012.

Background[edit]

On March 2, 2012, Allen announced he was to release an unnamed single.[2] He later revealed the title and the release date.[3] The song was written by Allen, Adam Messinger and Nasri Atweh.[4]

Tracklisting[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Vision of Love"   3:34
2. "The Vision of Love (Maison & Dragen Radio Edit) - Walmart exclusive [5]"   3:46

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Lenny Bass[6] and shot in downtown Los Angeles, CA on March 13, 2012.[7] The video premiered on April 4, 2012 on Allen's official Vevo page.

The video for "The Vision of Love" presents the storyline of two teens, one insecure and lonely, the other tormented by bullying, and ultimately shows how acts of kindness helps those suffering find inner strength and confidence. The scenes of the teens are interwoven with Kris performing the song in an empty loft.[8]

Promotion[edit]

Allen performed "The Vision of Love" live for the first time at The Mint in Los Angeles February 9, 2012.[9] On April 4, 2012 he performed "The Vision Of Love" on the Billboard.com's The Music Insider. [10]

Allen performed "The Vision of Love" and other new material from his forthcoming album at the “Live in the Vineyard” festival on April 13, 2012 at the Uptown Theater, in Napa, CA, alongside Jason Mraz, Mat Kearney, Jon McLaughlin and others.[11]

Allen appeared on the American Idol television show on April 19, 2012 performing the single as a part of the Top 7 results show.[12]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from the liner notes of "The Vision of Love".[13]

Recording
Personnel
Maison & Dragen Radio Remix
  • Remix & Additional Production by Maison & Dragen
A&R
Management

Commercial performance[edit]

As of April 21, 2012, 21,000 copies of the single have been downloaded in the US.[14]

Charts[edit]

The Vision of Love charted at number three on Billboard's Hot Single Sales dated April 14, 2012.[15]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[16] 29
US Hot Dance Singles Sales (Billboard)[15] 5

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United Kingdom March 25, 2012 Digital download[17]
United States March 26, 2012 Digital download, CD single, and Hot AC radio[18]
May 29, 2012 Digital Remixes EP

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shirley Halperin (2012-03-29). "'American Idol's' Kris Allen Announces Album Title, Release Date". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  2. ^ Brian Mansfield (2012-03-02). "Kris Allen announces new single". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Listen + Watch: Kris’ New Single "The Vision Of Love"!". 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  4. ^ Brian Mansfield (2012-03-06). "Kris Allen's 'The Vision of Love' goes on sale March 26". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Walmart.com: The Vision of Love (Walmart Exclusive)". Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  6. ^ Jarett Wieselman (2012-04-04). "Watch Kris Allen's New 'Vision'". The Insider.com. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  7. ^ Kris Allen (2012-03-13). "Kris Allen Twitter status". Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  8. ^ James Hermon and Portia Medina (2012-04-04). "'American Idol' Alum Kris Allen Debuts Clip for 'The Vision of Love' (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  9. ^ Lyndsey Parker (2012-03-10). "Kris Allen Debuts Mint-y Fresh New Songs at Rare L.A. Show". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  10. ^ Billboard.com (2012-04-05). "Watch TMI: Kris Allen Performance, Q&A". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  11. ^ Live in The Vineyard (2012-03-24). "Live in The Vineyard Facebook status". Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  12. ^ Michael Slezak (2012-04-04). "American Idol Exclusive: Kris Allen Set to Perform on April 19 Results Show". TV Line. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  13. ^ The Vision of Love (liner notes). Kris Allen. 19/RCA Records. 2012. 
  14. ^ Brian Mansfield (2012-04-04). "'Don't You Wanna Stay' passes 2 million downloads". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  15. ^ a b "Billboard Chart Search / artist = Kris Allen / date = 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Kris Allen Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Kris Allen.
  17. ^ Amazon.uk. "Amazon.uk: The Vision of Love (mp3 download)". Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  18. ^ Radio & Records. "Going For Adds: Hot AC: Week of: March 27, 2012". Radio&Records.com. Retrieved 2012-04-10.