Strange that Lee DeWyze is seen driving around in the opening of his “Sweet Serendipity” video, since the first line of the song is “I ain’t got no car and I’ve got one pair of jeans…” At any rate, the clip is a cutesy Will boy meet girl? affair that finds Lee and a sweet young brunette strolling around the city separately, seemingly destined to never bump into each other. But come on—you know how this is going to end up.
Lee places cut-out letters all across town, scavenger hunt-style, that our heroine goes about collecting. (We find that they spell out “sweet serendipity,” naturally.) The big reveal at the end is that the American Idol champ is waiting for the her outside her apartment, holding two cups from Starbucks—just what every girl dreams of!
It’s a charming premise, albeit one that—like the John Mayer-lite song “Sweet Serendipity” itself—paints DeWyze as a PG-rated adult contemporary artist. We just wonder if, deep inside, the rock-leaning crooner is okay with that?
Lee’s debut LP Live It Up was released today.