In July 2011, Reinhart signed a recording deal with Interscope Records.and she subsequently became the first American Idol alumna to perform at Lollapalooza.Tour 2011, which began in West Valley City, Utah in July 2011, and ended in Manila, Philippines in September 2011. The album was executive produced by Randy Jackson and American Songwriter writes that "co-writers on the album include American Idol co-producer Iain Pirie and mega-hit songwriters Jason Mraz, Rune Westberg, Martin Terefe, and Toby Gad.") with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox and toured with them in Europe.In 2015, Abrams and the Gingerbread Band began work on his independently funded second album, an EP Tales from the Gingerbread House.During the performance he kissed audience members, rolled onto the stage, thanked the judges, and sang the last two words ("you're mine") to fellow contestant Haley Reinhart.On May 25, 2011, Abrams sang "Fat Bottomed Girls" with Jack Black on the American Idol finale.Abrams was eliminated from the competition on April 28, 2011, finishing in sixth place.
She supported the release of the album with a 2016 summer headlining tour that was held throughout the United States and a spring leg that was held throughout Europe in May and June 2017. , was released September 22, 2017 through Concord Records.The album's lead single, "Baby It's You" was released June 16, 2017, followed by "The Letter" on July 13, 2017, and "For What It's Worth" on August 11, 2017."Let's Start," one of three original songs on the album, was released as the fourth single on September 15, 2017.Abrams appeared and performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in April 2011, and Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen De Generes Show, and MTV's The Seven in May of the same year.He was one of the performers in the American Idols LIVE!