Amidst the U.K.’s third COVID-19 lockdown, SG Lewis might be the only happy person left in the country. And for a good reason: the 26-year-old producer, who has previously operated with Chad Hugo, Dua Lipa, and Aluna, is set to publish his first album, times, on February 19. “I’m absolutely buzzing,” SG says. Yet the disharmony of being locked down (at his family home just outside London) throughout such a major professional event doesn’t leave him. “I mean, it’s weird…there’s all these exciting things happening, but my life stays the same. I’m just walking around the same rooms. But it’s good.”
Though Lewis, known by the name Sam has been regularly drip-feeding singles and EPs for numerous years, it marks his first full-length project. And it’s as prolific as the producer. The ten tracks of insistently mood-lifting dance music feel like a remainder to the life before the pandemic, when clubs, events, and staying out late were a portion of our sound lives. Maybe unsurprisingly for such a prolific contributor, it’s also packed with fellow appearances: from the Californian rapper Channel Tres to household names including Robyn and Chic’s Nile Rodgers.
Lewis is commemorating the album’s release with an online listening party tomorrow night, including a host of yet-to-be-announced special guests.
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