Lee DeWyze isn't the only contestant from American Idol's Season 9 who landed a major label recording deal. Fellow runner up Crystal Bowersox ended up signing with Jive and her debut album Farmer's Daughter will be released on the 14th of December. Take a listen to clips of Hold On, Farmers Daughter and Lonely Won't Come Around (it's listed as Lonely on Wikipedia).
Hold On is the first single and I think it's pretty good, actually. While it's not immediately a hit song at first impressions, the song does grow on you and in fact, it sounds very Lee DeWyze-esque. Heh.
To call any Crystal Bowersox track "overproduced" is a little ridiculous, but I think Farmers Daughter sounded a lot better stripped down and acoustic.
Lonely Won't Come Around
Lonely Won't Come Around is easily the best song out of the three from what you can hear at least. It's catchy and has a feelgood vibe which is always good if an artist wants some airplay.
Head over to mjsbigblog.com to listen to the clips if you can't listen to 'em above.
Overall, you can hear a little country, folk/pop influences which I think affirms the fact that she'll never find an audience with the pop mainstream audience, which is a good thing. I think she's in the right lane and she could be a kind of.. Indie-about-to-be-mainstream-hit kind of artist.
Check out the official album cover for Famers Daughter below. Very Carrie Underwood Some Hearts-ish, no?
Side note: The poll for the best album of September/October is now up! Nominees include Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles, Emily Osment, David Archuleta and Selena Gomez & The Scene. The winner for previous poll "Best Album of August" is Katy Perry with Teenage Dream!