Blake Lewis has previously hinted that he was looking to move on from Simon Fuller’s 19M to new management. Now it appears to be official. He’s got new management, an album deal in the works, and plans to start writing a record in January with Ryan Tedder. All this, according to a recent a My Space blog, posted by Blake.
The management change:
In other news. I have a new manager and she is killing it for me. Things are finally coming to order. There is a new record deal in the works, just looking over the final papers and within the next couple weeks I will be in the hands of someone who believes in my art. I am very blessed.
Working with Ryan Tedder again:
My friends One Republic came to town a few weeks back and I got to rock out with them on there last song at the Paramount Theater. It was good to catch up with them and Ryan and I are going to start writing my next record in Jan. Stoked!!
Tedder has quite a few co-writes on Blake’s debut album.
Also, Blake’s got a production project in the works with Kevin Sawka, Orchestral Drive-By, which Blake promises to be “a cross between the moodiness of Massive Attack, The funky Glitch of edIT and the songwriting and format of Zero 7.” Music will be up on his page within the month.
Blake also pimps the tracks he recently recorded with Darude, a cover of Flock of Seagull’s “I Ran.” Several re-mixes are now available at iTunes.
Rumor has it that his Season mate, S6 winner Jordin Sparks, has also parted ways with 19M. 19 Entertainment–so done with Season 6?