Blake Lewis Takes Inspiration From Taco For 'Audio Day Dream'

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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 Anotha
3 Gots To Get Her (Inspired by “Puttin’ On The Ritz“)
4 Know My Name (featuring Lupe Fiasco)
5 How Many Words
6 Surrender
7 Hate 2 Love Her
8 Without You
9 Here’s My Hello
10 What’cha Got 2 Lose?
11 She’s Makin’ Me Lose It
12 Bshorty Grabs Mic!
13 End Of The World
14 1000 Miles
15 I Got U
16 …I Choose Noise (Outro)

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