Congratulations to Blake Lewis! Yahoo music reveals that the Season 6 American Idol runner-up has signed a major label deal. Via Yahoo Music
Blake’s third album, titled Portrait of a Chameleon, will be released by Republic Records this spring.
The label is also home to has signed to Drake, Florence + The Machine, Alex Clare and Gotye.
“The vibe of Portrait Of A Chameleon is fun, sexy, and positive,” says Blake of the new album. “The sound that I have been striving for is somewhat of a hybrid. The foundation of instruments are guitar Rhodes, beatbox, and ‘Decepticon’ bass—which I coined because my co-producer is an amazing sound designer and all the bass noises sound like evil Transformers. Everything we have made for this album is handcrafted, coming from an organic place. I’ve been writing it for over a year, and throughout that time I get inspired in different ways, so the sound is ever-evolving. I’ve also had the honor and pleasure writing with one of my favorite frontmen from one of my favorite bands—I don’t want to name names yet! This project is really close to my heart, so I’ve only reached out to people I trust and care about. My last couple of albums had too many people involved, and the creative had become lost because of it.”
With the renewed popularity of electronic music, I think our beatboxing boy’s time may have finally come. As an aside, it’s fantastic to see so many Idol alums such as Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze and now Blake get a second shot at record deals.
Check out a full stream of “Your Touch” song below