Vanguard Records is excited to announce the signing of singer/songwriter Lee DeWyze, whose powerful voice is familiar to the millions who watched him win American Idol in 2010. What these viewers and fans may not know about DeWyze’s other musical gifts: his expressive songwriting, his advanced chops on a variety of instruments or the stylistic approach he employs is inspired by his lifelong love of classic folk-rooted artists like Simon & Garfunkel and Cat Stevens.
The first single, “Silver Lining” from his upcoming summer release will be impacting Triple A radio on June 10th and will be available digitally on June 11th. For his Vanguard debut DeWyze collaborated with renowned producer/songwriters such as Toby Gad, Drew Pearson, Jim Scott, Matthew Wilder and Phil Allen.
“I wanted to take it back to what I’m really about, which is writing emotionally charged, meaningful songs,” the 27-year-old artist explains. I knew what kind of album I wanted to make and knew I could make. The way I see it, everything that’s happened throughout my career has happened so that I can make this record.”