On Friday, May 27, the country superstar released “On My Way,’ a reimagined version of Lopez’ song featured on the soundtrack for her romantic comedy, Marry Me, which premiered in February 2022.
The pairing serves as a full-circle moment for Allen, who competed on American Idol in 2011, when Lopez was one of the judges on the show alongside Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler. “I meet @JLo for the first time in 2010 as a contestant on @AmericanIdol. Soon as I heard ‘I’m Real,’ I told myself one day we would do a song together and it happened. I’m honored to be a part of the reimagined version of ‘On My Way,”‘ Allen wrote.
Listen to the reimagined version of “Of My Way” below.
The tune appears on Allen’s upcoming third studio album, Tulip Drive, which will arrive on June 24 via BBR Music Group.
“On My Way” is one of several collaborations on Allen’s upcoming project, which will also feature duets with CeeLo Green, T-Pain, Katie Ohh and Dylan Scott.
Allen’s son Aadyn will also appear on the album, joining his father for “You Won’t Be Alone.”
The 17-song project gets its namesake from the street his grandmother grew up on called Tulip Drive.
Allen previously paid tribute to his family by naming other releases after members of his family who were influential to him throughout his life and career. In 2020, Allen released his album, Bettie James, which was named after his late grandmother, Bettie Snead, and his late father, James ‘Big Jim’ Allen. His 2018 debut album Mercury Lane was named after the street he grew up on further honoring his upbringing.
“This is the [first album] where a lot of the songs are actually written based off a lot of my own personal life experiences — from relationships, the hardships of life, to the parties & the good times,” Allen said of the project in a press release. “A lot of these songs are based off things I went through when I was in later in high school and college, at a place where I was just learning a lot of life lessons from my grandmother.”
“On My Way” follows Allen’s chart-topping hit “Freedom Was A Highway,” a duet with Brad Paisley.
Jimmie Allen – Tulip Drive Track List:
- be alright (Jimmie Allen, Jason Evigan, Gian Stone, Castle) *
- what i’m talkin bout (Zach Abend, Michael Hardy, Seth Ennis) ^
- kissin you (Jimmie Allen, Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell) ^
- down home (Jimmie Allen, Rian Ball, Cameron Bedell, Tate Howell) ^
- settle on back (Jimmie Allen, Tate Howell, Trip Howell, David Pramik) ^
- pesos (feat. CeeLo Green & T-Pain) (Jimmie Allen, Edward Martin, Vincent Venditto, T-Pain, Thomas Callaway, Yannique DeLisle Barker, Chris Doyle, J. ”Lonny” Bereal) +
- love in the living room (Jimmie Allen, Jesse Frasure, Brandon Day, Alysa Vanderheym, Cary Barlowe) **
- on my way (Jimmie Allen & Jennifer Lopez) (Ivy Adara, Leroy Clampitt, Michael Pollack) ^^
- broken hearted (feat. Katie Ohh) (Jimmie Allen, Ashley Gorley, Will Weatherly) *
- habits & hearts (Steven McMorran, Derrick Southerland, Jess Cates) ^
- right now (Jimmie Allen, Matt Rogers, Jordan Schmidt) ^
- wouldn’t feel like summer (Alysa Vandereheym, Matthew McGinn, Jimmie Deeghan) ^
- undo (Matt Rogers, Matt McVaney, Daniel Breland) ^
- get you a girl (Jimmie Allen, Justin Ebach, Matt Jenkins) ++
- keep em coming (Jimmie Allen, Brad Tursi, Will Weatherly) ^
- every time i say amen (Travis Hill, Jon Nite, Ross Copperman) ^
- you won’t be alone (feat. Aadyn) (Jimmie Allen, Justin Ebach) ***
* Produced by Jason Evigan and Gian Stone
^ Produced by Ash Bowers and Jimmie Allen
+ Produced by Vinny Venditto and Vic “BillboardKiller” Martin
** Produced by Jesse Frasure and Jimmie Allen
^^ Produced by Keith Hetrick
++ Produced by Ilya Toshinskiy and Jimmie Allen
*** Produced by Ash Bowers and Eric Torres
Allen is gearing up to hit the road with Carrie Underwood as a special guest on her massive 43-city Denim & Rhinestones Tour, produced by AEG Presents. The trek launches on October 15 in Greenville, South Carolina and will hit cities around the U.S. including New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, before wrapping up in Seattle, Washington on March 17.
Meanwhile, Lopez is preparing to release her upcoming Netflix documentary, Halftime. The film is expected to give viewers a look at her decades-long career, including her 2020 halftime show, her family, as well as her relationship with Ben Affleck and more.