Gearing up for the release of his forthcoming sophomore album Heartbreak on Vinyl, American Idol alum and beatboxer/singing sensation Blake Lewis will release the music video for his new single “Sad Song,” exclusively on MySpace.com on September 22nd, it was announced today. Also in support of the new release, due out October 6th via Tommy Boy Entertainment, Lewis will be performing several shows across the country.
The soon-to-be-released music video is shot as a 1940s film-noir style story about the end of a couple’s relationship, highlighted with some 40s-meets-80s style fashion and video editing. The female lead is played by Casey Carlson who was also an American Idol contestant in the recent season 8. Fans, who are members of Lewis’ official website, can see a sneak peak of the video in advance of its debut. Sign up at www.blakelewisofficial.com for this and more exclusives and advance access to tracks and video.
In the upcoming months, Lewis will be making a number of appearances across the country in support of the new release, performing the tracks from his electronic pop/dance album. On September 26th, in Novato, CA, Lewis will perform at the Rockin’ Blues by the Lake festival with the B-52s, among others, assisting to raise money for the Novato School District. Next, Lewis will officially launch his album with a club performance at The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA on Thursday, October 8th and will then be a performer at the Atlanta Pride festival on November 1st, which is free to the public. Tickets are available for the Rockin’ Blues at http://www.rnblake.com/tickets.asp and for The Roxy show at http://www.ticketmaster.com. More performances are being planned and will be announced.
Lewis’ album is currently available for pre-order at http://shop.tommyboy.com/blakelewis. Fans who pre-order the CD will receive it before it is in stores. In addition, Blake’s CD release will include a special offer, utilizing technology from Opendisc, which will allow fans to unlock access to free and exclusive content on a private website.