2017 saw Dean Lewis secure himself as one of Australia’s hottest newcomers. His breakthrough single “Waves” scored him global recognition after featuring in episodes of hit TV shows Riverdale and Suits and has since opened major doors to allow him to tour the USA. Following the release of his debut EP “Same Kind Of Different” he returned home to attend the Aria Awards and to conduct a massive headlining tour which saw him play to sold out crowds across the country. 2018 is shaping up to be a even bigger year for the singer-songwriter as he’s wrapping up a huge US tour before joining Norwegian newcomer Sigrid for a couple of American dates. He then comes back home to tour the country with Groovin The Moo Festival at the end of April before putting the finishing touches on his debut album. So yeah, he’s showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. To add to this impressive list he’s just released a music video for his new single “Chemicals” from his debut EP. This emotional track was an instant fan favourite because of it’s vulnerable lyrics and heartbreaking storyline.
When I spoke to Dean Lewis last year he explained how he thought “Chemicals” was the most vulnerable moment on the EP.
“The most vulnerable lyric would be from the song “Chemicals” where it goes “And you said hold me I’m falling apart”. I have this little trick because sometimes it’s hard to say how you’re feeling so I will put it in the words of my ex girlfriend or someone at the time with words like “You said” to act like it’s from their perspective. That way you can kinda say something you’re feeling and get away with it”.
The music video takes this concept of needing someone even though they can be toxic for you by delivering high emotion and a whole lot of feels. Check out the video;
Stay tuned for a new interview with Dean Lewis next week about the new single, writing and recording in America and his upcoming Australian tour.
Dean Lewis Australian Tour Dates
Fri Apr 27 – Groovin The Moo Festival – WAYVILLE, SA
Sat Apr 28 – Groovin The Moo Festival – MAITLAND, NSW
Sun Apr 29 – Groovin The Moo Festival – CANBERRA, ACT
Sat May 5 – Groovin The Moo Festival – BENDIGO, VIC
Sun May 6 – Groovin The Moo Festival – TOWNSVILLE, QLD
Sat May 12 – Groovin The Moo Festival – BUNBURY, WA