The gifted, award-winning vocalist has been involved in the music industry for over 20 years, but it's only been in more recent times that McIver recognized his increasing passion to concentrate on performing and songwriting on more of a full-time basis.
McIver, 29, releases his new album, The Time Manipulator this week. The studio release, encompassing a collection of distinctive and dissimilar tracks that channel the passionate actor-turned-
The Time Manipulator encompasses 9 songs in all, including heartfelt hit Wish I Didn't Need You, the powerful Screaming @ The Opera, and the rousing Stand and Fight.
The album's official sleeve synopsis reads : The Time Manipulator is a musical journey through Blake's own "space time continuum." It has flavors of decades gone by (classic rock, gospel, bossa nova) as well as futuristic yearnings (dance, electropop). The through-line of the album is empowerment. Blake implores the listener to overcome their past to make way for the future.
McIvey, also a regular on Bravo's The People's Couch, was in the news last year when he announced not only his shift into music but his homosexuality, which he admits has been widely accepted with "no fanfare".
At age 6, McIver won the title of Star Search's Junior Vocalist Champion. This led to a film and television career that included Full House, Home Improvement, The Nanny, the Drew Carey Show, Clueless, and many others. He would also play Waldo in 1994's The Little Rascals. Blake has voiced animated characters in films and television shows such as Tarzan, The Little Mermaid II, Anastasia, Recess, and Hey Arnold. Blake has also worked extensively as a vocalist for artists such as Michael Jackson, David Foster, Natalie Cole, and Barry Manilow to name a few.
A full-scale media junket is underway for The Time Manipulator, with the album being broadcast on radio as early as May 1st.