New music from Lee DeWyze: Listen to “Earth Stood Still” and “A Song About Love”

Full length post American Idol album “Live it Up” from Lee DeWyze | Release date: November 16, 2010

Other song tracks from Lee:

1. “Live It Up” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Produced by Toby Gad (Listen to the full track.)
2. “Sweet Serendipity” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, David Glass, Jordan Lawhead, Produced by David Glass (Listen to the full track.)
3. “It’s Gotta Be Love” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, Espen Lind, Amund Bjorklund, Claude Kelly, Produced by Espionage for 45th and 3rd Music LLC (Listen to the full track here.)
4. “Dear Isabelle” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Produced by Toby Gad (Listen here, lyrics included)
5. “Beautiful Like You” – Written by: Thomas Salter, Andy Stochansky, Produced by Chris “Rockwell” DeStefano (Listen to the full track.)
6. “Stay Here” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, Espen Lind, Amund Bjorklund, Claude Kelly, Produced by Espionage for 45th and 3rd Music LLC (Listen to the track.)
7. “Me And My Jealousy” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, John Shanks, Zac Maloy, Produced by John Shanks (Listen to the full track.)
8. “Brooklyn Bridge” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Produced by Toby Gad (Listen to the full track.)
9. “Weightless” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, John Shanks, Zac Maloy, Produced by John Shanks (Listen to the track.)

“A Song About Love” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, David Hodges, Michael Busbee, Produced by David Hodges (Track no. 10)


“Earth Stood Still” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Produced by Toby Gad (Track no. 11)

Lee DeWyze new music from “Live it Up”: Listen to “Weightless” and “Stay Here”

“Stay Here” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, Espen Lind, Amund Bjorklund, Claude Kelly, Produced by Espionage for 45th and 3rd Music LLC (Track no. 06)

“Weightless” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, John Shanks, Zac Maloy, Produced by John Shanks (Track no. 09)

Lee DeWyze debut album: “Live it Up” out November 16th. Listen to some tracks

American Idol Lee DeWyze is releasing his post-Idol debut album, Live It Up, on November 16th.

Lee’s first single off the album, “Sweet Serendipity,” debuted on October 13th.

The tracklist for Live It Up:

1. “Live It Up” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Produced by Toby Gad
2. “Sweet Serendipity” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, David Glass, Jordan Lawhead, Produced by David Glass
3. “It’s Gotta Be Love” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, Espen Lind, Amund Bjorklund, Claude Kelly, Produced by Espionage for 45th and 3rd Music LLC (Listen to the full track here.)
4. “Dear Isabelle” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Produced by Toby Gad (Listen here, lyrics included)
5. “Beautiful Like You” – Written by: Thomas Salter, Andy Stochansky, Produced by Chris “Rockwell” DeStefano (Listen to the full track.)
6. “Stay Here” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, Espen Lind, Amund Bjorklund, Claude Kelly, Produced by Espionage for 45th and 3rd Music LLC (Listen to the track.)
7. “Me And My Jealousy” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, John Shanks, Zac Maloy, Produced by John Shanks
8. “Brooklyn Bridge” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Produced by Toby Gad
9. “Weightless” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, John Shanks, Zac Maloy, Produced by John Shanks (Listen to the track.)
10. “Earth Stood Still” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Produced by Toby Gad (Listen to the full song here.)
11. “A Song About Love” – Written by: Lee DeWyze, David Hodges, Michael Busbee, Produced by David Hodges (Listen to the full song.)

Me and My Jealousy

Live it Up

Sweet Serendipity

Brooklyn Bridge

Listen to “Dear Isabelle” from Lee DeWyze, Live it Up -the post-American Idol album

LYRICS: “Dear Isabelle”
Written by: Lee DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Produced by Toby Gad, from ‘LIVE IT UP’ the new album
Release date: November 16th!

I found this faded picture
of you and me on Lake Michigan
You were smiling,
the wind was blowing in your hair
I think it’s been around 5 years
and everything and nothing’s changed
God, I wish that you were here

I know I should’ve called
I know I should’ve stayed
I should’ve said a lot of things
I hope it’s not too late

Dear Isabelle
Been thinking about you
Dear Isabelle
So lonely without you
I pretended I was doing well
But without you it’s been hell
Dear Isabelle

Oooh oooh oooh

Sometimes I’m not good with words
But you knew that so I wrote this verse
In hopes that it would
someday reach your ears
And I still wonder where you are
But it doesn’t matter cause it’s still too far
The lake has never looked so clear

I know I should’ve called
I know I should’ve stayed
I should’ve said a lot of things
I hope it’s not too late

Dear Isabelle
Been thinking about you
Dear Isabelle
So lonely without you
I pretended I was doing well
But without you it’s been hell
Dear Isabelle

It’s hard for me to write this
Is it hard for you to know that I still care
Would it kill you to forgive me
Come on, Isabelle
I know that you’re out there

I know I should’ve called
I know I should’ve stayed
I should’ve said a lot of things
I hope it’s not too late

Dear Isabelle
Been thinking about you
Dear Isabelle
So lonely without you
I pretended I was doing well
But without you it’s been hell
Dear Isabelle

Oooh Oooh Oooh

Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox signed by 19E; official sites now live!

Both American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox have been signed by 19 Entertainment recently. 19E under Sony Music is home to Idol winners and promising finalists who are given recording contracts.

Along with the album comes the official websites where fans can interact and get latest updates from the said artists.

Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox’ websites are up and running- now open for ‘business’! Lee is scheduled to have an album release this Fall 2010 while Crystal is soon to follow before the year closes.

Who will sell more records remains to be seen?!

American Idol Finale review: Crystal Bowersox Knocks out Lee DeWyze

If anyone that is reading this article remembers Muhammad Ali, you will certainly remember the rope-a-dope.  Ali had used the technique in prior fights, but it became famous in his historic battle to retake the world championship from George Foreman in what was certain  to be a humiliation for Ali.

Ali sat back for seven rounds and let Foreman do his worst.  He essentially played possum and made it look like the only man in the fight was Foreman.  Then, gradually, he emerged, stinging Foreman with shots George didn’t even know existed and certainly had never felt in his career.  The slow motion shots of Foreman’s head being twisted unnaturally b y Ali’s shots with sweat and blood flying are not to be forgotten.  Ali fooled everyone, including big George.

Why do we bring this up here?  Because tonight’s competition was not close.  And one performer had laid back on the ropes for the past several weeks,  performing well enough to stay in the competition, but never knocking anyone dead.  This performer had been knocking them dead the first several weeks, but smartly pulled back.  The other performer worked to the front spot fighting to prove that this was not going to be a one horse race.

The Crystal Bowersox Strategy

The rope-a-dope worked.  We believe Crystal held back the last several weeks intentionally to make this her victory in this finale more convincing.  She brought all we remember her for when she started, and we do not think this was any accident.  She came out with her knock-out punches after seeming to play possom hanging on the ropes.  Now there is no question, she dealt the final knockout blow.

Crystal did not just beat Lee, she humiliated him.  Lee never had a chance.

Lee made it much worse.  Earlier in the season we have noted that Lee has often been OA.  He has had bizarre overplayed performances with church choirs and bagpipes and God knows what, and whenever he does this, he looks stupid.

Instead of just being himself, he did it again.  He had huge choirs and overplayed performances that he would hever do under normal circumstances.  Other than his first rather good performance of the Boxer, he had choirs everywhere.  and they ate up his perforamnce alive revealing his insigificance.  They diminished the voice and the unique nature of the man and left us with wondering what happened to the performer we liked over the last several weeks.

We would try to sum up each song and give the points for each, but Crystal nailed every song, and other than his first song, Lee sounded silly.  He has such a recordable voice and it was buried in noise.  He will still make more money than the petty million dollar token trust fund he would have won anyway, so it won’t matter much.

But we can guarantee, Lee will make it on his voice, and he will never make it if he tries to become the lead in a church choir with bagpipes.

American Idol Season 9 Review: Final Two – Whoops, We Forgot One Already

The final three are the correct final three, but honestly, it has been evident for weeks there are two performers at the top of this competition.

Each performer got to pick a song. and then had the judges pick a song for them. Fair enough it seems, but it gives the judges the chance to destroy a performer’s opportunity by specifically targeting something outside of their comfort zone. It also can allow the judges to screw up a performer’s chances by making a horrible song choice like Paula did to xxx last season.

This season though, it didn’t really matter. What happened was predictable from as early as three to five weeks ago.

Round 1: Contestant’s pick

Casey James – “OK It’s Alright With Me” by Eric Hutchinson– To have to go first is often the guaranteed exit strategy on American Idol. Statistically, it is the position that consistently results in the fewest votes. Casey added to his dilemma by putting in a less than stellar effort. Casey’s song has the potential to be done powerfully and could be made to sound like a hit song. But Casey did it with no variation in the tone and it was dull. It was nice, but it just had no pizazz. (6/10)

Crystal Bowersox – “Come To My Window” by Melissa Etheridge – Crystal clearly has the voice to pull this song off, and we know she can sing any Melissa song and kill it. But she just didn’t come across as though she felt it which is what Melissa is about. The judges tried to pinpoint why the performance was less than stellar, but the primary reason is this song is all about putting your heart into it, and Crystal put her left kidney into it instead. The performance did nothing for us. In this instance, Crystal did not blow our Bowersox off. (6/10)

Lee DeWyze – “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd – They gave Lee the strong position letting him finish last. Just like being first is usually the end of the season for a performer, this position tends to generate the most votes. Lee complemented the position by being great. He honestly does sound like Ken Block of Sister Hazel. And that is a great sound to possess. Just ask Ken and his fans. Lee did an excellent version of the song and made it recognizably his. (10/10)

Round 2: Judge’s pick

Casey James – Kara and Randy choose “Daughter” by John Mayer – We don’t love this song on the radio because it sounds like stupid advice being forced upon us by a total narcissist. John Mayer sounds like he is telling us to be good to our daughters because John might nail one some day. Casey didn’t come across like that at all. He did an excellent version that showed respect for women instead. We liked it…a bunch, and would rather listen to it on the radio than the original Mayer version any day. The judges missed this as Casey’s moment. Unfortunately, that first song was a disaster. (9/10)

Crystal Bowersox – Ellen Degeneres chose “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney – Boy did this song choice sound like an attempt to bury Crystal’s chances. It had disaster written all over it. After that first performance, it was possible even Casey could have sent her packing. Crystal pulled a Pheonix on this one, rising from the ashes and performing this song like she should have done the first. She sang it without guitar, she felt it (and we did too) and sang it so much better than the corny McCartney version that we have to say this was hit material. (10/10)

Lee DeWyze – Simon Cowell chose “Hallelujah” by (Too many covers, originally by Leonard Cohen)- There is an acronym that immediately came to mind watching this performance. OA. It stands for Over-Acting. The performance made us roll our eyes it was just so overdone. We had a choir of black women singing, we had smoke rising like we were all going to heaven with Lee, and we also had trouble holding down dinner. The judges praised this Lee’s moment, but Lee even sounded corny thanking Simon for choosing the song. This wasn’t Lee. At least we hope it wasn’t or he won’t get far next week. It was a predictable performance in an overdone setting. The judges were way off the mark on this one. (6/10)

Conclusion:

So, where does that leave us? Exactly where we expected to be. Casey is done. He is not in the same league as Lee and Crystal and that has been evident for weeks.

That is not a negative for Casey really, because no one was in Crystal and Lee’s league. We could have warped to the final weeks ago and skipped some of those painful evenings like Sinatra night.

Casey pulled off a very respectable 15 points in our judging though, and that places him just inches behind Lee and Crystal after the two blew performances they should have killed. So kudos for being in it Casey. Had you not done that first song like your grandmother was singing it, who knows? Maybe you could have proven us wrong.

Lee and Crystal basically tied. Crystal has to learn she must always feel her songs and sing like she did in her second performance or Lee will eat her alive. Lee has to cut out the corniness or people will be rolling their eyes and voting for Crystal. Choirs and angels are for dead folk or church, and bagpipes belong in Scotland not on the Idol stage.