It's been a while since we've heard new music from Kris Allen, the winner of season 8 of "American Idol."

Kris Allen will be releasing his third album, "Horizon" on August 12th. While it's his third album, it's his first as an independant artist. He's always been one of my favorite singer-songwriters and I'm excited to hear his new album.

Kris posted snippets of his album (watch here) as well as the lyric video to his lead single, a duet called "Prove It To You." 

[Hear Mario Lopez's interview with Kris Allen]