Blake Lewis Takes Inspiration From Taco For ‘Audio Day Dream’
First Published: November 16, 2007 6:29 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The beatboxing runner-up from “American Idol” season 6, Blake Lewis, will release his debut album “Audio Day Dream,” December 4.
The spiky blond singer hooked up with a host of talent for the release including Lupe Fiasco and Blake’s “Idol” pal Chris Richardson. He also worked with Ryan “Alias” Tedder of OneRepublic, who co-wrote with Blake and Sam Watters, the album’s first single “Break Anotha.”
Tedder who alongside Timbaland currently has the number one song on the digital singles chart – “Apologize,” co-wrote much of the material on Blake’s debut album with the “Idol” alumn.
Tedder and the 26-year-old Blake, were inspired by Taco’s 1980s hit “Puttin’ On The Ritz” for one of the album’s tracks – “Gots To Get To Her.”
Another interesting cut on the record? “Know My Name” which features Fiasco.
Britney Spears’ producer JR Rotem co-wrote and produced one of Blake’s album cuts – “What’cha Got 2 Lose?” which 22-year-old Richardson, also helped pen.
“This album is exactly how I wanted it to come out. It’s like an ‘80s mix tape, with some hip-hop and electronic influences,” Blake said. ” I wanted to make a record where every song sounds like it could be on the radio, but my radio. 2000-‘80s Blake radio is what I call it.”
The track lising for “Audio Day Dream” is:1 Silence Is Golden… (Intro)2 Break Anotha3 Gots To Get Her (Inspired by “Puttin’ On The Ritz“)4 Know My Name (featuring Lupe Fiasco)5 How Many Words6 Surrender7 Hate 2 Love Her8 Without You9 Here’s My Hello10 What’cha Got 2 Lose?11 She’s Makin’ Me Lose It12 Bshorty Grabs Mic!13 End Of The World14 1000 Miles15 I Got U16 …I Choose Noise (Outro)
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