The American Idol website announced Thursday that Lee DeWyze’s new album, which is slated for release on Nov. 16, will be titled “Live It Up,” as will the first single. The site also shared a glimpse of the album cover as well. Although the American Idol Season 9 winner was on tour most of the summer, he found some time to write and record, but the American Idol Tour ended the last day of August and DeWyze began putting the final touches on his debut major label album. Now fans have only a month to wait.
But not for the first song. “Live It Up” (the single) will debut on “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Oct. 13.
RCA/19 Recordings revealed four new Lee DeWyze tracks Friday from the upcoming album: “Live It Up,” “Beautiful Like You,” “Me and My Jealousy,” and “Dear Isabelle.” Billboard and Hitfix gave the songs positive press, saying that the new music displays a broader range of vocal talent for DeWyze than was shown during his performances on American Idol.
Lee Dewyze said in a press release, “I’m excited for all the people who supported me throughout Idol to hear what I can do with my own songs. The album shows a whole different side of me and I’m so proud of it.”
DeWyze found himself in the American Idol finale in May, then surprisingly upset frontrunner Crystal Bowersox. He wrote and recorded most of the songs on the album while on tour with the Top 10 finalists from Season 9 of the hit reality show.
In other American Idol news, another American Idol winner, Fantasia Barrino (Season 3), saw her latest album, “Back To Me,” reach just shy of the quarter-million mark in sales this week. It will top that threshold easily in the next few days.
Almost-winner David Archuleta (Season 7) released his third album, “The Other Side Of Down,” this past week as well.
Kelly Clarkson announced via Twitter last Monday that she is putting the finishing touches on a new album but posted it probably wouldn’t be released until early next year but notes that a single will be out before then. “Idol Chatter” reported that Chris Daughtry appears in a duet with Clarkson on the album.
Although Lee DeWyze’s album will not drop until November, fans can still pre-order the album via iTunes and Amazon.
“Idol Chatter,” USAToday.com