American Idol Season 9 winner isn't off to a shabby start after all. His debut single post-Idol Sweet Serendipity has entered the Hot 100 at #85 with 18, 000 copies shifted. The radio-friendly single is also impacting strongly on radio and it should be making a jump next week. However, things could've fatally changed for the Idol champ if it weren't for the label's sudden decision to release Sweet Serendipity as the first single as opposed to the album's title track which was supposed to precede the album. Live It Up isn't as catchy as Sweet Serendipity and although Sweet Serendipity is a safe choice, I think it was a good decision to release Sweet Serendipity instead of Live It Up as a introductory single. Take a listen to Live It Up below.
As for the rest of the album, DeWyze has opted for a Jason Mraz kind of folky acoustic pop/rock that works well in Lee's favour as opposed to the big rock anthem that was his Idol coronation single Beautiful Day. Take a listen to 30 second clips of the album below and tell me what you think. Enjoy!