A post on his official website has revealed that the singer - who triumphed on the ninth season of the Fox competition - co-wrote 10 of the 11 tracks that will appear on next month's Live It Up.
"To see my name listed in the credits on each song was really important to me because I'm a songwriter. I also loved working with such talented writers. They all brought so much to the table and helped me flesh out my sound," he said.
"I want people to relate to these songs. I love stories in songs and always try to write from an honest place."
He added: "It's about capturing emotion, so that when you listen, it takes you back to that place. My best memories are all connected to music and I want to create those moments for other people."
DeWyze - who collaborated with producers and writers including Toby Gad, John Shanks, David Hodges and Espionage on the album - premiered the first single 'Sweet Serendipity', which is one of the songs that he co-wrote, on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show last week.
The full tracklisting for Live It Up is:
1. Live It Up
2. Sweet Serendipity
3. It's Gotta Be Love
4. Dear Isabelle
5. Beautiful Like You
6. Stay Here
7. Me And My Jealousy
8. Brooklyn Bridge
10. Earth Stood Still
11. A Song About Love
Live It Up is released on November 16.