Thanks to Team Plaid for this article from TV Guide. Blake Lewis discusses his upcoming album. He’s already started recording and he tells TV Guide what his fans can expect, and when. He’s written seven songs and has producer BT on board, and Doug E. Fresh is in talks to beatbox on a track.
Read an excerpt after the jump.
Just one week before the American Idols Live tour kicks off in Sunrise, Florida, Blake Lewis is already hard at work laying down tracks for his upcoming album. …I just recorded my first track last night, the Idol runner-up told TV Guide in an exclusive interview. …Ive already written seven songs.
Lewis, who is in the midst of rehearsals for American Idols Live, began recording in Los Angeles on June 18. Electronic musician BT has signed on to produce and rapper Doug E. Fresh, who performed with Lewis on the Season 6 finale, is in talks to beatbox on a song.
…There a couple of emcees Id like to work with, he says. …Im going to have four or five people beatbox between tracks. Asked to describe the disc sound, Lewis says, …Id classify it as electro-funk-soul-pop if you need to label it. I really love the sounds of the ‹80s so I hope to ring some of that back. Im really inspired by electronic music. Fans can expect to hear the new tunes by the end of the year. …It on the chopping block because they want it out by Thanksgiving or Christmas, he reveals.