American Idol‘s reigning champion Candice Glover is giving us all a sneak peek listen to her debut studio album, Music Speaks.
Yahoo! Music exclusively premiered a 20-minute clip of the South Carolina-native’s compilation, with a 90-second preview of her 12 songs.
While chatting with the music site, Glover recalled how American Idol producers & judges didn’t want her to take on a performance of “Love Song,” which is now a bonus track on her album:
Yes, [the show] didn’t want me to sing ‘Lovesong’ at all. … Everybody was more supportive of my big voice, and so I said I didn’t want to scream at America every week, I wanted to do something sensual and about love, especially because that was the week about ‘songs you wish you’d written.’ So they were like, ‘We think you should sing blah blah or this or that,’ and I was like, ‘No I want to sing this.’ And then it worked out pretty well!
Hit play down below to hear her album, which drops on Tuesday, Feb. 18 and can be pre-ordered on iTunes. Also, peep the album’s track list, too.
2. Die Without You
4. Some Kinda Man
6. Forever That Man
7. Kiss Me
8. In the Middle
9. Coulda Been Me
10. Thank You<
11. Love Song
12. I Am Beautiul (Acoustic)