JAM(s) OF THE WEEK: SG Lewis – Better [VIDEO] + Hurting
Songwriter, producer and musician SG Lewis Has been making some major moves as of late. After an incredible run of dates across Europe, America, Australia and Asia so far this year, SG also recently announced a landmark headline show at London’s iconic super club Printworks on December 7th. In addition he will return to the US for a full tour starting in September making stops at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere on September 28th & 29th and LA’s The Fonda Theater on October 19th.
Earlier this year, SG Lewis began to unleash music from his highly anticipated 3-part album, “Dusk, Dark, Dawn”, with each part delivering a different sound and each representing one part of one night out in club music and is a loving tribute to club and youth culture. To build anticipation for the next phase as well as his upcoming tour, SG Lewis has recently unveiled two new tracks.
On standalone single, “Better”, he teams up with rising US songstress Clairo to bring a funky, disco-esque vibe to the track. Always one to impress through his lush arrangements, sick sound design and undeniable groove, the new tune is a bubbly summertime jam. With Clairo delivering a dreamy, 90’s inspired vocal, SG allows the track to breathe and interplay perfectly with the vocals. About the release he says, “I played Clairo the instrumental and she jumped on it straight away! The process was so natural, I kept the beat unquantized from the jam as I felt like it gave the record an old disco feel.” Clairo also adds, “Sam is one of the most talented producers I know. We met the same day that we made this song, and just clicked instantly. “Better” is one of the first real steps I’ve made into ‘pop music’ and this collab feels like a match made in heaven!“
Once again proving SG Lewis ain’t nothin’ to fuck with… before I even had a chance to share this joint – he hit me with another… this time featuring one of my personal favorite vocalists Alunageorge. The first release from, “Dark”, the second installment of his 3-part concept album, the new tune, “Hurting”, is exactly what I would want from this collaboration.
What is sure to be a club favorite through the end of the year and beyond, “Hurting”, is as sexy as it is groovy. Muted keys meld with dreamy background melodies and driving basslines beneath Alunageorge’s ever impeccable vocals to create a spacey, dark, and chill af tune. Far from the main stage destroyer, this one is built for the sweaty intimate shows where people are just as horny as they are drunk. Super smooth yet totally turnt. This is an all out JAM.
All I know is you better try to keep up with SG Lewis… and if you get the chance, you’re going to want to check him out live. Peep the dates below.
SG LEWIS TOUR DATES
August 8 Budapest, Hungary Sziget Festival
August 12 Pristina, Kosovo Sunny Hill Festival
August 24 Zurich, Switzerland Zurich Openair
August 25 Paris, France Rock en Seine
September 25 Washington, DC Union Stage
September 26 Philadelphia, PA The Foundry at the Fillmore
September 28 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere (SOLD OUT)
September 29 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere
September 30 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
October 2 Toronto, ON Mod Club
October 3 Montreal, QC Fairmount Theatre
October 5 Detroit, MI El Club
October 6 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
October 7 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
October 10 Austin, TX Come and Take it Live
October 11 Houston, TX Bronze Peacock
October 12 Dallas, TX HOB – Cambridge Room
October 14 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
October 16 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Vinyl
October 17 Santa Barbara, CA SOhO – Restaurant & Music Club
October 19 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
October 20 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
October 21 San Francisco, CA The Regency Theater
October 23 Portland, OR Holocene
October 24 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
October 26 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club
December 7 London, UK Printworks