Lee DeWyze has announced his 3rd studio album, Oil & Water, set to be released on February 12, 2016.
The American Idol season 9 winner’s 2010 post-Idol debut, Live it Up, was released via RCA/19R. The Vanguard label released his 2013 album, Frames. This time around, Lee is releasing his record through a deal with Sanchie Entertaiment, utilizing the crowdfunding site, Pledgemusic, where pre-orders are available now.
A purchase will provide access to all behind-the-scenes content. Merchandise available includes $20 for the CD, $65 for a CD with poster bundle, signed CDs for $30, a private album release performance for $125, and more items such as signed lyric sheets and personally designed cell phone covers.
If you’ve got the cash to burn, you can purchase full day access to a studio writing session for $1800, an acoustic house concert for $5000, and items Lee used to write and record music–an acoustic guitar at $12,500 and studio microphone for $5,500. Check out the items, and an introductory video featuring an acoustic version of a song from the album titled, “Safe” at Pledgemusic.
The singer has also booked a tour to promote the album. Lee hits the road for a series of college dates beginning January 20. February 12, album debut day, he’ll play the Cutting Room in New York City Tickets are available now.
I have spent the last year and a half writing, recording, and producing my new record “Oil & Water”. It’s been an amazing experience as I have been through so much this past year and much of that is reflected on my new album.
I want to thank you for your love, support and patience. This record means the world to me, and I’m so excited to finally be able to share “Oil & Water” with all of you!
I’ve teamed up with PledgeMusic to offer you exclusive items and access to behind the scenes content, only available here. Prior to the album release in 2016, there will be some new additions to the store so be sure to keep an eye out!!!
Thank you all again, this is going to be a lot of fun! Here’s to 2016!
Love you guys!!
Cheers, Lee DeWyze
2. Oil & Water
4. Learn To Fall
6. Same For You
7. Give Me Something
10. Way Too Long
UPDATED: Lee tweeted the album cover art, check it out!