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Lee DeWyze to release 'Paranoia' album on February 16

Lee DeWyze releases Paranoia on February 16
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Singer-Songwriter Lee DeWyze has announced he will release his brand new album, Paranoia on February, 16, 2018 via Shanachie Entertainment. Paranoia is Lee’s seventh studio album to date and
the first full length set of new music since 2016’s Oil & Water. Lead single, “The Breakdown,” has been selected for a key scene in Showtimes #1 hit show Shameless which is set to air on the January 21, 2018 episode. 

The initial dates for Lee’s 2018 North American tour have been announced (see below) and will kick-off February 15 in Lee’s hometown of Chicago. In addition, Lee has signed an exclusive deal with CESD, the leading agency for Voice-Over for animation, video and more.

Since emerging onto the scene, Lee’s real breakout moment came when he wrote an original song for The Walking Dead. “Blackbird Song” has over 12 Million YouTube views collectively, and 5.8 Million Spotify streams. The single has sold more than 100k copies and was considered one of the top 10 most influential syncs in 2014 from the Musicians Guild of America.

Since the release of “Blackbird Song," Lee has gone on to have more than 35 syncs and placements in TV shows such as Elementary, Suits, The Fosters, Nashville, Reign, Hart of Dixie, Bull, and many others. His song “Don’t Be Afraid” was the national campaign song for 2 years for Blue Cross Blue Shield, and ESPN used his song “The Ride” in several NASCAR commercials. Lee’s song “Fight” was on the Hot AC Top 40 chart for 10 weeks straight was featured in the highly acclaimed independent movie, Sister. Lee also won an award from the LA Indie Film Festival for his video for the song “Fight,”which he wrote and directed himself.

In 2016, Lee released his album Oil & Water which debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Folk Music chart. It was also considered a top 10 album of the year by PopDose Magazine while Yahoo Entertainment heralded DeWyze’s music for having “a hymn-like vibe, majestic orchestration and introspective lyrics.” Lee released the single, “Weight” in Dec of 2016, which was featured in the season finale of CBS’ Elementary. Originally written for the feature “Collateral Beauty,” this song was a turning point in Lee’s writing career.

In addition to writing and recording Paranoia for the greater part of 2017, Lee signed a publishing deal with SONGS publishing (home to Lorde, The Weeknd, Diplo).


Tour Dates:


February


2/15 Peoria, IL Bradley University


2/16 Chicago, IL SPACE


2/17 Lake Orion, MI 20 Front Street


2/18 Somerville, MA Once Ballroom


2/19 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theatre


2/21 NYC, NY (Le) Poisson Rouge


2/22 Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java


2/24 Richmond, VA Capital Ale House


2/27 Akron, OH Musika


2/28 Akron, OH Univ of Akron


3/01 Sault Ste. Marie, MI Lake Superior State University

For more information on Lee DeWyze:  http://leedewyzeofficial.com/

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