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Jon Peter Lewis Debut Album Due Out November 7

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Jon Peter LewisJon Peter Lewis, also known as JPL to his fans, is gearing up to release his eagerly anticipated debut album on November 7.

The record, Stories From Hollywood, has been in the works for over a year and features all original songs.

From the moment Jon Peter Lewis took the American Idol stage, he made his presence felt. A performance of "A Little Less Conversation" captured the hearts of millions and made him a finalist in Season 3, which was eventually won by Fantasia Barrino.

Despite his success on American Idol, Lewis defied conventional wisdom by turning away offers from producers wanting to create an image he wasn't comfortable with. Instead, Jon decided to step aside and take the time to develop his own music and unique style.

"Looking back, it would have been a lot easier to jump into one of the offers handed to me, but it would have been a mistake to try and be somebody I wasn't. My heart just wasn't into being a ballad singer or creating a teeny-bopper image," he said.

"I've always felt more comfortable with a rock edge to my music and I wanted to develop that sound. It's been a long and challenging road over the last two years, but well worth the wait."

The mix of rock and soulful pop on the new album is proving to be the perfect style for Jon's superb vocal range. We're certainly looking forward to hearing his efforts.

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