American Idol beatbox boob Blake Lewis gave MTV a preview of his forthcoming debut album, an album that belongs to a “new genre I made up” called “2080″ that’s “a mix of all the great pop music that’s inspired me.” Oh, and his description of one song is almost as scary as his album cover.
“I wanted to make a hip-hop mixtape or a great electronic mix — just one mix, start to finish, that takes you on a journey through metal, drum-and-bass with scratching on it to Michael Jackson pop into Erasure into Depeche Mode into some dub reggae. This album goes everywhere, and it was an amazing process to work on it. There’s a song on the record that’s [the Police's] ‘Every Breath You Take’ meets [1984 film] ‘The NeverEnding Story.’ “
He does kinda look like a luck dragon. (Maybe it’s the fauxhawk.) Lewis also claims that his nickname “came from watching aggressive inline-skate videos during the 1990s.” Drum and bass? Inline-skate videos? Limahl? His passions are so adorably out of step. Or they would be if his whole shtick didn’t kinda make you want to poison yourself with hair frosting.