I love Blake Lewis.
You know… Blake? From American Idol. Last season’s 1st runner-up and ready to accept the AmIdol crown and duties in case the winner (Jordin Sparks) gets too fat to perform.
Here’s a picture of Blake being kinda sexy:
Mmmm, inky. Yeah. I’d do him.
Well, his debut album finally dropped (no, not the piece of shit ‘songs from Idol’ thing- his ORIGINAL album) and I have to say I’m absolutely loving it. Yessir.
Except for the cover art. Here’s a pic of it:
Coulda maybe used a bit more airbrushing. Um, perhaps I wouldn’t do him now.
Ok. I’d do him for the music– which honestly rocks. I completely found myself bopping my head to it and jamming along with him while driving home from my band concert yesterday. Many of his songs have great hooks and just make you wanna dance around your living room.
Or at least they make me want to.
This is the American Idol contenstant album I’ve been waiting for since Kelly Clarkson. Finally something that’s fresh (relatively) and plays well to today’s pop audience. And not R&B or Country for fuck’s sake.
Its like a Justin Timberlake/Robin Thicke martini (with just a dash of Vanilla Ice)– shaken AND stirred!
The album is completely him: funk, soul, electronic, beatbox, rap, and hip-hop but with an 80’s vibe. He uses heavy beats, break beats, 70’s funk beats… you name it. And there is one song (track 11?) that I SWEAR sounds like Prince wrote, produced, performed, and then farmed it out to him. I can’t wait to play it for Kyle– because it IS so very Princetastic.
And I’m talking the good Prince too… the funky, keyboardy, vocoder, late 80s early 90s Prince. Not the bad, “I’m a Jehovas Witness now” Prince.
To all you ‘Nillas out there, I highly recommend checking it out.