The wait is over, American Idol fans: Kris Allen's first single has hit the radio airwaves!
Last season's winner, 24, premiered "Live Like We're Dying," the lead single from his Nov. 17 Jive debut, Monday on New York City's Z100 morning radio show.
LISTEN TO "LIVE LIKE WE'RE DYING" HERE
"It was really cool. You dream of this day, you dream of having a single out and having it on the radio, so this was a cool day," Allen told radio DJ Elvis Duran and the Z100 morning-show team, adding that it was the first time he had heard one of his songs on the radio.
The uptempo sing-songy tune with a "life wisdom" message to live life to the fullest, is a cover of a little-known track by Irish band the Script.
"[The song] was actually one that we had listened to really early on, and we kind of just fell in love with it. Everyone did," the Idol champ told MTV News.
"Live Like We're Dying" will be available Sept. 29 on iTunes.
American Idol's Adam Lambert, who finished second to Allen at the show's May finale, will release his first album Nov. 24 with backing from RCA Records.