Season 6 runner-up, Blake Lewis is readying his sophomore album, Heartbreak on Vinyl, set to be released on October 6. People magazine will host a preview of the first single “Sad Song” on July 21. Except from People (Read the rest HERE)
American Idol’s season 6 runner-up will release his second album, Heartbreak on Vinyl, on Oct. 6 via Tommy Boy Entertainment. Shifting from pop-rock to dance-pop, Lewis says his new album, ‘the culmination of over 10 years in the dance scene, ‘ will be ‘filled with electro pop goodness with melodies I cherish.’
Currently in the studio finishing the record, Lewis called on producers Rodney Jerkins (who’s worked with Britney Spears and Lady Gaga) and Dave Aude (who’s worked with the Pussycat Dolls) to craft his new high-energy sound.
‘The music in the dance scene gets me out onto the dance floor to lose my inhibition, ‘ Lewis says of the inspiration behind his new project. ‘The title is an ode to all the record stores that have been closing down due to my industry eating itself. These are the stores that brought inspiration to all of us music lovers and have led me to make the music I create today.’
Blake arranged all his own material on Idol, and with all the talk of the show turning into “song-arrangers Idol” he doesn’t get much credit for being one of the pioneers of that shift. While not one of the best singers Idol produced, I’d argue he was one of the most creative of the Idol graduates.
I hope the dance/techno thing works out better for Blake than his foray into pop music… I think it will.