Lee DeWyze released his sophomore album, Frames, on Vanguard Records last year, and while the well received album didn’t produce any radio hits, there’s more than one way for an artist to get his music out there.
A new song from the American Idol season 9 winner, “Blackbird Song,” got a plumb placement on last night’s The Walking Dead, AMC’s hit zombie thriller. The song played hauntingly over the opening and ending shots of the episode, titled “Alone.” Check out the clip below.
‘Blackbird Song’ first arrived with a very kind e-mail from Fred Jasper of Welk Music Group,” Golubic tells Radio.com, referring to the parent company of Vanguard Records, the label that DeWyze is signed to. ”Fred was commenting on an interview I had done about the end of ‘Breaking Bad’ [Golubic supervised that show’s music as well] and passed along a download link from Lee DeWyze, mentioning how big a fan Lee was of ‘The Walking Dead’ and that he wrote ‘Blackbird Song’ with ‘The Walking Dead’ in mind. Maybe it was the nice words or the time of day, but as soon as I listened to the song it became clear that this was in ‘The Walking Dead’s wheelhouse and something show-runner Scott Gimple should hear. Scott responded very positively to the song and when it came time to telling Bob Stookey’s back story, ‘Blackbird Song’ turned out to be a fantastic structure to build the opening and closing of the episode.
If you like what you hear, the song is available NOW on digital outlets, including iTunes and Amazon!
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