Ryan Seacrest premiered Lee DeWyze’s debut single, “Sweet Serendipity”, on his radio show this morning, and the easy-breezy track, about “running into good luck by accident”, could easily be a Maroon 5 song. Or even a Kris Allen song. Basically, pick a contemporary lite-rock male artist, and they could have written “Sweet Serendipity.” But that doesn’t mean it’s not any good. Listen to Lee’s first single as a professional below.[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/lee-dewyze.mp3" text="Lee DeWyze - Sweet Serendipity" dl="0"]
“And I’m doing just fine, I’m always landing on my feet / In the nic of time, and by the skin of my teeth / I ain’t gonna stress cause the worst ain’t happened yet / Something’s watching over me like sweet serendipity,” sings Lee on the song’s chorus.
Oh boy, is “Sweet Serendipity” sweet — the positive, inoffensive feel good tune is the definition of playing it safe. We understand why 19 Recordings would pick the most fool-proof track to lead off with, but we just hope Lee’s next few singles have a bit more bite to them — after all, this is the guy who bared his soul in “The Boxer” and was ballsy enough to add a bagpipe player to his “Hey Jude” performance. It’s natural for us to expect a little more from him.
“Sweet Serendipity” appear on the American Idol champ’s debut album, Live It Up, out November 16.
What do you think of Lee’s first single? Is it an indication of more good things to come? Or are you more excited for Crystal Bowersox’s debut LP?