Back in January, UK-based producer and Symbiosis Artist to Watch 2017 SG Lewis announced his debut album, set to be released in three parts with the first titled Dusk. At the same time he shared the J Warner-featuring “Aura” as a taste which got me even more excited for his first LP (check out the song HERE). Now he’s back with another taste in the form of Coming Up, a subdued yet danceable number with vocals provided by the man himself. It’s not the first time he’s used his own voice on a track, but he’s never sounded as strong as he does here. “Coming Up” settles into a groove almost immediately and doesn’t let up. It’ll get you dancing and singing along right away. Dusk is set to be released April 6th so in the meantime make sure you check out “Coming Up” below or click HERE if you don’t have Spotify.
SG Lewis is one of the most exciting producers making music at the moment and I’m so happy to say he’s finally announced his debut album. After appearing on my Artists to Watch 2017 list last year, he released two very strong singles, “Times We Had” and “Smart Aleck Kill”, both of which I covered here (check out the posts HERE and HERE). Over the last several years, SG Lewis has proven himself very adept at all kinds of genres and styles, from R&B to pop to dance. Now he’s back with his latest single, the excellent J Warner-assisted Aura, which effortlessly fuses dance and soul, with a downright funky bass line. It’s an incredible lead single for his recently revealed three-phase debut album set for release soon. I’m excited to see what SG Lewis will do with a longer body of work and I’m sure it’s going to be worth checking out. In the meantime, listen to “Aura” below and check out his other work if you haven’t yet.
It’s only been about a month since he shared his last track, “Times We Had (feat. Toulouse)” (see the write up HERE), and now SG Lewis is already back with the Col3trane-featuring Smart Aleck Kill. I’ve been following Lewis for quite a while now and I’m always so impressed by how he is such a musical chameleon while still staying easily recognizable. Part of that success is his ability to choose and get the best out of his collaborators. On each track there’s always a piece of the artist he’s working with present, but still remaining fully SG Lewis. Smart Aleck Kill definitely stays in Lewis’ brand of smooth R&B while also incorporating some trap elements. Col3trane makes for an obvious collaborator as his smooth vocals fit beautifully with Lewis’ signature wobbly synths. As of now it’s not clear what SG Lewis is working to, but hopefully this recent trend will continue and we’ll get more music soon! In meantime check out Smart Aleck Kill below!
Much like the other artist I’ve featured today, Gordi, SG Lewis is an artist I’ve been following for a while now and also earned a spot as the only producer on my Artists to Watch for 2017 list. On top of that, this is also the first original music he’s shared of the year. I’ve been a fan of SG Lewis since I heard Shivers back in 2015, but it wasn’t until the release of his Yours EP last year that I was completely sold. It spawned some of my favorite tracks of the year, specifically All Night (feat. Dornik) and Yours (feat. RAYE). Since then he hasn’t released new solo material, but has still made a stamp on the year, releasing a remix of London Grammar’s Big Picture, and producing Dave’s latest single, 100M’s. Even though it’s great to hear any music from the producer, it’s particularly nice to hear his own vision come to light on new single Times We Had. It’s a thumping R&B number that will definitely get your head nodding along. On top of being a great producer, SG Lewis does a great job of picking his collaborators, in this case teaming up with the rising Toulouse whose soulful vocals pair perfectly with the sultry production. As of now it’s unclear if this is signifying a new music cycle (I sure hope it is), but for the moment, enjoy Times We Had below!