Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Blake Lewis - Audio Day Dream

Blake Lewis was the beat boxing runner-up on last season's American Idol. Combining snappy vocals with a knack for fusing pronounced beats and smooth melodies, Lewis helped to push the envelope of Idol stagemanship in a year that also featured the out-of-this-world Sanjaya.

Audio Day Dream is the debut manifestation of the aforementioned Lewis trademarks, and it makes its mark pretty well. Featuring JT inspired vocal dubs and celebrity cameo, the album's production package provides more than enough glitz and substance to ensure that it will receive at least some airplay during the upcoming winter.

As a sample I'm featuring two songs off the album. The first one showcases Lewis' ability to manipulate existing melody, while the other includes Lewis' beat-boxing talents. They appear in that respective order below:

Blake Lewis - 'Gots to Get to Her (Inspired by 'Puttin' on the Ritz')

Blake Lewis - 'She's Makin' Me Lose It'

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