"Young Kind of Love," the follow-up album to "Love Me, Love Me Not: The Music of Joey Contreras," showcases "the rising songwriter stepping further into the gradience between pop and musical theatre."
Singers on the new album include Adrienne Warren (Bring It On), Fankhauser (Newsies), Resnick (Piece of My Heart), Hunton (Wicked), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening) and recording artists Lauren Pritchard (Lolo) and Loren Allred, among others.
The first single, "Show U How Love Feels," is currently available on iTunes. Chris Abell executive produces the album; over 60 singers, musicians and arrangers have contributed to the project.
As previously announced, Contreras will offer a free concert of old and new songs at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center Oct. 27 at 6 PM.
Earlier this year, performers including Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), Ben Platt (The Book of Mormon), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture) and Cooper (Wicked) joined Contreras for a listening party at Dubway Studios.
A track list for the album follows:
Love Wildly (Eric Michael Krop)
Show U How Love Feels (Emma Hunton)
Better This Way (Loren Allred)
Young Kind of Love (Natalie Weiss)
Great, Cool (Blake Daniel and Ben Fankhauser)
Constellation (Adrienne Warren)
Boy on a Billboard (Blake Daniel)
Something to Fight For (Zak Resnick)
Another New York Love Story
The Beat of Love (Lilli Cooper)
The below clip features footage from the promo event, backed by the album track "Love Wildly," which features vocals by Godspell's Eric Michael Krop.