Sunday, November 11, 2007

Tryin' hard to look like Gary Cooper

Speaking of Blake...

"Break Anotha" will be available on U.S. iTunes starting this Tuesday. I still feel like the version I've got isn't good audio quality, plus there's the whole, you know, legal/support the artists thing, so I'm pretty excited about that.

Additionally, the tracklisting for his debut album, Audio Day Dream (or A.D.D.), due out December 4, has debuted. Stolen straight from Amazon, with no additions or anything:

1.) Silence Is Golden... (Intro)
2.) Break Anotha
3.) Gots To Get Her (Inspired by "Puttin' On The Ritz")
4.) Know My Name
5.) How Many Words
6.) Surrender
7.) Hate 2 Love Her
8.) Without You
9.) Here's My Hello
10.) What'cha Got 2 Lose?
11.) She's Makin' Me Lose It
12.) Bshorty Grabs Mic!
13.) End Of The World
14.) 1000 Miles
15.) I Got U
16.) ..I Choose Noise (Outro)

Sigh at the "2"s, "U", and especially "Bshorty," but I guess what else could we expect when the lead single is called "Break Anotha"? And I'm not even sure what to say about the fact that one of the songs is "inspired by 'Puttin' on the Ritz.'" I can imagine Blake singing over the Taco version of the song without too much difficulty, though, so I guess him doing a song that takes off from there isn't inconceivable. Plus, yay at 14 "real" tracks!

Side note on songwriters: apparently he co-wrote "What'cha Got 2 Lose?" with Chris Richardson from Idol and J.R. Rotem...not that that really tells us anything. Oh, and remember Josh Hoge? No, probably not. Well, anyway, he's one of the co-writers of "Know My Name" (along with, once again, Ryan Tedder, among others), which has already leaked; it was originally going to be a song for him.

Is it just me, or is anyone else worried this might be too early for the album to come out? Not that I don't want to have it as soon as possible, but they've only just recently filmed the video and the song isn't officially shipped to radios until November 20 (though it is already getting some plays). Actually, I have no idea what the best strategy would be, so I'll just hope whoever's running this knows what they're doing.


Anonymous said...

Blake? really? he fugly and cant sing for toffee. Did he get the memo that he is white? Break Anotha? seriously? hope it bombs and disappears forever.

Poster Girl said...

A good voice is never important to me--that's a talent, and that's great, but there are more songs I like that don't depend on the talent of the singer in the traditional sense and more on song quality than vice-versa. Similar story for looks--never stopped someone from getting a good song. And I can't agree with you on hoping the song fails--I really like it.

I'm not really sure why I ever both addressing comments like these, though--they're never meant to start any sort of (reasonable) conversation, so I might as well leave them unreplied to.

Paul said...

well said ppg - but anyway, i am excited and nervous for his new album and feel its the wrong time of year to be releasing it, though he is probably hoping to get in on the christmas rush present giving crowd. I hope its ace of bases!

Poster Girl said...

You're probably right--that that's what they're thinking. And I guess post-Idol often means a big debut for people. And I guess non-Idol fan wise it can always build and grow later. I'm still surprised at the timing, though. And I'm still kind of worried about what the album as a whole will sound like, too, I think.