As I was coming up with Idol artists to write about yesterday, I almost included Blake Lewis, as his second CD is supposed to drop this fall on Tommy Boy Records. At the end of the entry, I decided I had a full slate, and stuck with the three you may have already read. So imagine how fortunate I was feeling when I heard Blake talk with Derek and Romaine last night on Sirius XM Out Q. Besides promoting his appearance at L.A. Pride this weekend, he also dropped some details about what’s going on with his new music.
First off, I’ve got to give props to Derek and Romaine for a great interview. Besides the fact that Derek didn’t seem to be familiar with Blake’s work, he had some great questions that drew Blake out. When asked about the new record coming out on October 6th, Blake said that he thinks it will be called Heartbreak on Vinyl, citing his penchant for recording songs about relationships ending. This seems to contradict some other sources that cite Universal Imagery as a potential title, but there are still several months to go. In his words…
“(I)t’s a very big dance record. Very good baselines that get you out on the dancefloor.”
In addition, he also talked about “Sad Song”, his new single that is coming out in July. When asked why he recorded a sad song, Blake said that he didn’t think of it as a sad song, but more of an “anthem for the broken-hearted.” Other questions ran the gamut from influences and heroes (Nick Hexum from 311 was his favorite introduction because of the show), his participation in L.A. Pride, and the inevitable question about Adam Lambert (Adam is his favorite, but predicted he would come in second). He also said his own website is down currently, but that all updates can be found on his MySpace profile.
It sounds like Blake’s making the best of what few Idols seem to get…a second chance. I will leave you with Blake’s recent performance of “Disturbia” on American Idol Extra last month.