Elise Testone releases first album

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- It's been less than a week since Lowcountry resident and American Idol alum Elise Testone released a long-awaited first album.

The singer released a self produced album called 'In This Life' on February 11. It came via Testone's RED TAMBO Records.

Testone combined rock, blues and jazz sounds to help her finish sixth on season 11 of American Idol.

Songs on the new album each reflect Testone's experiences and emotions, according to a release from Elise Testone Productions. The first single from the album, "I Will Not Break," was released last September and reached number 14 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, according to the release.