Today sees PMR-signed songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist SG Lewis release his new single ‘Flames’ featuring 16 year old Australian breakthrough artist Ruel. The track follows the recent Clairo collaboration ‘Throwaway’ and is the third single to be taken from Dawn, the third and final chapter of his three-part concept album Dusk, Dark, Dawn, out soon via PMR/Virgin. The new track comes alongside the announcement of his biggest headline show to date at O2 Academy Brixton on February 1st 2020 with tickets on sale now, as well as a huge US tour for September/October this year.
Speaking on the track, SG said “I was put onto Ruel’s music about 18th months ago, and watching his growth since then has been amazing. He’s got such soul to his voice for someone of his age, it’s crazy. Flames is the final preview of Dawn before the whole thing drops, and I can’t wait to share the whole thing.”
Ruel’s 2018 debut EP has now surpassed 200M+ global streams and last year he became the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious Aria Award for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year”. He’s also the youngest male artist in history to sell out the iconic Sydney Opera House, and performed at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.
Dusk, Dark, Dawn chronicles the trajectory of a night out through its different moods and genres and serves as a tribute to club and youth culture. While Dusk (early 2018) blended disco, smooth electro and funk and Dark (late 2018) explored distinctly heavier yet still diverse sounds, Dawn is a sonic embodiment of those euphoric sunrise moments and the feeling of togetherness at the end of a night well spent.
It’s been an amazing year for SG Lewis that has seen the artist sell-out venues across the US, Asia and Europe (as well as a very special sold-out homecoming show at London’s Printworks in December). Dark lead single ‘Hurting’ has grown relentlessly, hitting No.1 on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart, and with SG having just played a prime slot at this year’s Coachella, he continues to cement his status as not just one of London’s hottest new talents but also a formidable artist capable of making a splash on both sides of the Atlantic.
SG has previously collaborated with Col3trane, Raye, Ray BLK, The Neptunes/N.E.R.D’s Chad Hugo, Gerd Janson, Conducta and more as well as producing Dave’s ‘100M’s’ proving his worth as one of the most respected and prolific musicians from the UK. SG’s ever-growing catalog both as a collaborator and his solo tracks showcases he is a producer capable of working outside of genre and style.
SG LEWIS LIVE DATES
Fri 14th Hall By The Sea – Dreamland, Margate
Weds 26th-30th Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury
Thurs 11th-13th Mad Cool Festival, Madrid
Fri 12th Lovebox Festival, London
Sat 13th OnBlackheath, London
Sat 20th Liverpool International Music Festival, Liverpool