We thought Lee DeWyze’s title track for his debut album, Live It Up, would be his first official single, but instead we were given the Maroon 5/Kris Allen-sounding tune, “Sweet Serendipity“. Reviews on the song were mixed at best, which isn’t exactly great news for a former Idol hoping to strike gold once leaving the confines of the show. Should “Live It Up” have been Lee’s first song out of the gate? Listen to the laid back tune below and let us know.[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Live-It-Up.mp3" text="Lee DeWyze - Live It Up" dl="0"]
“You only got one life, one life to live / I wanna give it everything I got / Who knows this might be it for us / So why don’t we live it up, darling,” sings Lee on the chorus.
The track, written by Lee DeWyze, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins and produced by Gad, is a breezy, free-wheeling, and, well, fairly boring song. It sounds a bit like something Jason Mraz or Jack Johnson would record — but in world where both Mraz and Johnson exist, do we need yet another artist releasing these type of inoffensive, safe, easy listening tunes?
Honestly, where is this man? Why isn’t he recording an album?