Following "American Idol" Season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis's announcement this week--issued exclusively via Yahoo! Music--that he has signed to major label Republic Records, he has now premiered his new single, "Your Touch," in the most major way possible. The galvanizing electro-anthem is the new theme for Microsoft's Internet Explorer Touch, and Blake appears in the global ad campaign's 60-second commercial, released today.
The ad spot is practically as much a commercial for Blake as it is for Microsoft, and it is sure to relaunch Blake's career after a four-year hiatus between albums.
"My relationship with Republic Records came about because Microsoft had licensed my song 'Your Touch,'" Blake tells Yahoo! Music's Reality Rocks. "I had composed some music for Microsoft commercials in the past, and they thought my song was the right fit for their new Internet Explorer 10 campaign. My management and I thought it would be a great idea to reach out to Republic because of their relationship with Microsoft."
And the rest was history. Blake's third album, Portrait Of A Chameleon, comes out this spring on Republic. Congratulations to Blake on his success!