Admit it: You are (I am?) excited about the new Blake Lewis CD!

This just in: American Idol's season 6 runner-up, Blake Lewis, will drop his sophomore set, Heartbreak on Vinyl, on October 6th via Tommy Boy Entertainment. Also breaking: My voice, because despite my best efforts to suppress it, I let out a schoolgirl-like squeal when said record-release news landed in my inbox.

Yeah, I know, music hipsters would probably prefer to dismiss Lewis as a beatboxing Idol annoyance/the only person other than Jordin Sparks to sing "This Is My Now" to a TV audience of 25 million people. But I say the guy should not be dismissed so easily. Listen to "End of the World" (embedded below), an album cut from his debut Audio Day Dream (which sold 308,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan) and tell me that soaring chorus shouldn't have gone directly to the upper quadrants of Billboard's Hot 100 without passing 'Go' and without collecting $200.

Okay, if "End of the World" didn't get you excited enough, check out further deets on Heartbreak on Vinyl after the jump.

From the Tommy Boy press release: "Most recently, Lewis has been busy making appearances across the country. He joined the likes of Lady Gaga, Estelle, Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Gavin Rossdale, and fellow American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson, on the T-mobile GRAMMY Celebration Concert Tour. He also performed for Michelle Obama at the Congressional Clubs’ First Lady’s Luncheon where he even got the first lady, herself, to beatbox."

And hey now, even Lewis' explanation of the album's title is kind of endearing: "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. Heartbreak On Vinyl is filled with electro pop goodness, with melodies I cherish and that I hope my fans will sing to. It comes from the land of the broken hearted to help you mend lonely wounds."

Now reveal yourselves, Lewis fans! Who's excited about Heartbreak On Vinyl?

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  • Nick

    Yeah….No. I have zero interest in his new album.

  • Bjork’sSwanDress

    Blake’s “Audio Day Dream” is a very strong debut album. Criminally underrated in the sense no one probably heard it. Hopefully it sold okay. He deserves alot better. He really got effed by the show dubbing him the “beatboxer” when he was the more dynamic performer, if compared to Jordin Sparks, who is talented don’t get me wrong. But Blake seems like a truly unique talent… radio friendly voice and great musical instincts. Good luck to him with this. If only radio would play him…

  • Seriously?

    Slezak, are you pulling a Heigl on us? Tanking your performances to get out of the Idol gig? Because no one with any hearing left could think that the attached song clip is good, much less top of the charts worthy. Wow.

  • Todd

    Big Blake fan here, love Audio Day Dream as well Slezak. I completely agree that it was a seriously underrated album that was swept under the rug instead of being promoted the way it should have been. I’m stoked now for October’s release – what a great fall this should be for AI fans with so many albums hopefully out by year’s end – Blake, Kris, Allison(!!), and Lambert’s!

  • Elena

    Blake Lewis = Past Idol love. I mean, Audio Day Dream wasn’t a musical revelation, but it was some damn good mindless, catchy pop. Pumped!

  • Vince

    I squealed right along with you!

  • Peabs

    I loved Audio Day Dream and will likely buy his next CD. Thanks for the news tip.

  • Eek

    ehh… sorry Slezak. I agree with you on Allison but not this.

  • jd

    YES!!!! BRING IT ON!!!

  • Hannah

    Between this and the Kradison releases, I am going to be completely broke this fall.

  • wonhorsetown

    Dude sorry but I can’t agree with you on this one. His whole mid-tone ambient weirdness bums me out so much. His sound caused horrible flashbacks to high school dances in the mid-80’s.

  • Ceballos

    I actually like Blake (and what he says in the press release is supercool), but I think I speak for almost everyone here when I say we’re not really excited about the release of his new album because we probably wouldn’t have known about it unless you told us.

  • Erin

    Super excited! I loved Audio Day Dream too, and cheer (in my head) whenever I read Slezak give it a shout out. That album is hugely underrated!

  • Bill

    Awesome! ADD was a very good pop album. She’s Makin’ Me Lose It was my fave. I liked it enough that I’ll definitely buy his sophomore set.

  • Shasta

    I never thought Blake was a strong singer, but he’s an awesome performer and fun, which is more than I could say about Jordin during AI. So, yeah, I always wish him luck!

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