Human beat box Blake Lewis has found a new home for his vocal stylings. “Heartbreak on Vinyl,” (an interesting title given that there are probably Lewis fans who are going ‘Que pasa vinyl?”) comes out Oct. 6 on Tommy Boy Records.
The season six “American Idol” contestant has moved from Arista/J to Tommy Boy Records for the CD, is trying to make a dual statement with the title: express his love of dance music and his sorry over the demise of the traditional record store. Apparently, Lewis has spent years in da club.
“‘Heartbreak On Vinyl’ is the culmination of over 10 years in the dance scene – the music that gets me out onto the dance floor to lose my inhibition,” said Lewis in a statement. “The title is an ode to all the record stores that have been closing down due to my industry eating itself. These are the stores that brought inspiration to all of us music lovers and have led me to make the music I create today.”
Among Lewis’s collaborators on the set are Rodney Jerkins, S*A*M and Sluggo and Dave Aude. First single, “Sad Song” comes out later this month.