In a departure from past seasons, the debut album from American Idol champ Lee DeWyze will not be self-titled. Instead, the album, due out Nov. 16, will be called Live It Up. The first single, also called "Live It Up," will debut on Ryan Seacrest's radio show on Oct. 13. DeWyze has also revealed the artwork for the album cover.
In a statement, DeWyze said, "Putting out an album on a major label is truly a dream come true. I’m excited for all the people who supported me throughout Idol to hear what I can do with my own songs. The album shows a whole different side of me and I’m so proud of it."
DeWyze, who co-wrote most of the songs with professional writers, describes the album's sound as "hard-edged vocals over pretty melodies."
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