Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lee DeWyze - Live It Up

Album: Live It Up
Artist: Lee DeWyze
Release Date: November 16, 2010
The American Idol winner Lee DeWyze is releasing his debut album "Live it Up" and it is packed with easy listening songs. He sounded like John Mayer in some parts of the album. The first track "Live It Up" is a mid tempo song with a very nice chorus. "Sweet Serendipity" which is also his first single is an upbeat adult contemporary song with a good uplifting lyrics. "It's Gotta Be Love" it's a pop love song and it's a cute song! It sounded like a romance movie soundtrack. "Dear Isabelle" sounded like "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's. "Beautiful Like You" is a nice inspiring track and I do love the arrangement. "Stay Here" is a very catchy track and I love it! I love the opening vocals of the song. "Me And My Jealousy" is a break up song that started mellow with a strong chorus. "Brooklyn Bridge" is a boring song with great vocals. "Weightless" is an average track and I don't have anything to say about it except for the nice melody of the song. "Earth Stood Still" is a very sweet song "Felt like the earth stood still when I kiss your lips". "A Song About Love" is actually a break up song it was like "I wrote a song about love and it's nothing at all". Overall, The album got potential and It's does not feel rushed unlike other American Idol winners. I love the melodies of each songs and the vocals is great. The album is really nice and I hope it will be successful but based on the performance of the first single "Sweet Serendipity" I see a disappointing opening week sales for the current American Idol title holder.  

Ratings: 4 out of 5 stars

Angelo's PICKS:
Stay Here
Beautiful Like You
Earth Stood Still

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Live It Up"   DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins Gad 3:16
2. "Sweet Serendipity"   DeWyze, David Glass, Jordan Lawhead Glass 3:19
3. "It's Gotta Be Love"   DeWyze, Espen Lind, Amund Bjørklund, Claude Kelly Espionage 3:36
4. "Dear Isabelle"   DeWyze, Gad, Robbins Gad 2:48
5. "Beautiful Like You"   Thomas "Tawgs" Salter, Andy Stochansky Chris DeStefano 4:53
6. "Stay Here"   DeWyze, Lind, Bjørklund, Kelly Espionage 3:42
7. "Me and My Jealousy"   DeWyze, John Shanks, Zac Maloy Shanks 3:34
8. "Brooklyn Bridge"   DeWyze, Gad, Robbins Gad 3:45
9. "Weightless"   DeWyze, Shanks, Zac Maloy Shanks 3:10
10. "Earth Stood Still"   DeWyze, Gad, Robbins Gad 3:18
11. "A Song About Love"   DeWyze, David Hodges, Michael Busbee Hodges 2:56

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