Lee DeWyze is the expressionless Chicago born and raised singer who won the 2010 show American Idol with a breathy, raspy voice and some fairly decent tones to boot. But the kid can’t seem to stay in tune – even on “Princess” the single from his aptly named album “Slumberland.” Is this it? This is the big opening to the Lee DeWyze canon? Some half-baked capital I indie semi lo-fi drum machine chorus-less attempt at songwriting?
Honest to God, it is nothing personal. I am sure the dude is mellow, and polite, and loves his parents. But that has nothing to do with anything. If this song is the best that America can squeeze out of its uncharted denizens, then it is just another fat black line under why MZ is here – to expose the true unseen talents to those who still care to discriminate between an experience and abject mediocrity.
That’s all. Again, Lee, nothing personal, and may you have a happy and healthy life. But your single is crap. Dig deep man.
ps. sorry for mentioning American Idol.