Blake Lewis Travels Back To The Pre-“American Idol” Era

noah | July 22, 2009 12:00 pm

American Idol‘s season-six runner-up Blake Lewis has a new single out, and the timing is certainly curious, what with that season’s winner Jordin Sparks releasing her new album Battlefield this week. (Come to think of it, I also got a press release about that season’s third-place finisher Melinda Doolittle this week! If I get any Antonella Barba news, you’ll know that publicists are all trying to ride the gravy train.) Lewis’ “Sad Song” was apparently produced by BT, who some of you may remember as the man behind ‘N Sync’s “Pop,” and it certainly has a throwback feel—the only tip that it might be a song produced during the current millennium, and not the 1980s, is the heavy processing on Lewis’ vocals. Sadly, though, there’s no beatboxing. A clip of the track is below:

Blake Lewis – Sad Song [YouTube] Blake Lewis [MySpace]