Lee DeWyze formally launches the pivotal next stage of what is already a high-profile musical career with his Vanguard Records debut, Frames. The 27-year-old DeWyze seriously considered calling the album “Silver Lining,” after the hook-laden song because that phrase succinctly sums up where he’s been and where he’s headed.

DeWyze won American Idol in 2010. Ironically, the vast majority of the hordes of fans he made during Season Nine have no idea that this powerful and expressive singer is at his core an uncommonly gifted and distinctive songwriter as well as an accomplished musician. DeWyze played guitar, piano, mandolin, banjo and drums during his recent recording sessions. “I’ve never felt a connection with my music more than I do right now,” DeWyze says. “It’s a very real thing, and it feels right.”

He picked up a horde of fans by way of his Idol exposure, and those who have managed to catch his live performances in recent months have gotten a preview of what’s coming. DeWyze has a big surprise in store for the rest of them. “It’s like that lane is open now,” DeWyze says in anticipation of what he’s preparing to unleash on an unsuspecting world. “I’m finally in the lane I belong in, and I feel like I can just go.”

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