Daughtry is the rock band fronted by Chris Daughtry, finalist from American Idol Season 5 (2005). Behind only Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry is the third-biggest selling American Idol alumnus around the world Baptized is the band’s fourth full-length studio album, and takes the band in a new musical direction.

Motivated by intensely creative writing sessions with the likes of Martin Johnson [Boys Like Girls], Sam Hollander [Gym Class Heroes, Coheed and Cambria] and Claude Kelly [Bruno Mars, Whitney Houston], the singer, songwriter and musician quickly discovered the direction of his latest body of work.

"I needed a change," admits Chris. "I started hearing these new sounds over my voice, and it was so inspiring. There wasn't just one style either. It was a completely different vibe all around. I really wanted to pursue that to the fullest. This is probably one of the most inspiring records I've ever done."

Baptized signals a rebirth for Chris and the band. "I want fans to keep an open mind about it," he concludes. "The songs are very much what I do lyrically and melodically. I've always been a sucker for a great melody. That's what song-writing is all about. Can people relate to this? Is it real? Is it honest? That's what everyone should take away. It's real and authentic. This is where I am right now."

Baptized is available now via Sony Music on iTunes and Amazon. Daughtry tour the UK in March.

UK Tour dates:
22nd March - O2 ABC, Glasgow
23rd March - The Ritz, Manchester
24th March – The Institute, Birmingham
26th March – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Tickets go on sale 9am 17th January 2014