Large updates from SG Lewis, who this week introduced the identify and launch date of a forthcoming double album: AudioLust & HigherLove.
To rejoice, the Brit has additionally launched a double A-side single with two of the challenge’s tracks. When paired collectively, they supply an uncanny tease of the album’s general ideas: lust, love and the grey areas—or dance flooring—between.
First up is “Vibe Like This” (with Fortunate Daye and Ty Dolla $ign), a pop slow-burner that might move off readily as an unreleased lower off Funk Wav Bounces Vol 2. Toes will faucet and heads will nod as this music elevates from a twinkling piano melody right into a potent mix of vocal charisma.
“Been world wide, I did / By no means felt a vibe like this,” Daye and Dolla $ign croon on its refrain.
Then there’s album opener “Infatuation,” a disco-drenched association of bass guitar plucks and retro raindrop synths. Earnest and curious, it is right here the place Lewis finds his groove: “Possibly in one other life I might discover my tongue and inform you how I’m feeling,” he prefaces in its first verse. You possibly can envision the membership even along with your eyes open. Shut your eyes and the lights will begin to flash.
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It is these kinds of escapist soundscapes that Lewis is understood for, transporting us to the depths of the dancefloor from so distant because the darkest corners of our personal properties. Now, on AudioLust & HigherLove, he’ll try to construct not only a place or an expertise, however a universe.
“The album is clearly break up into two worlds,” Lewis defined in a press launch.
“AudioLust is the darker, lusty, infatuated, short-lived, and ego-driven model of affection,” he continued. “The second half represents a a lot deeper, actualized, and fulfilled model of affection…The majority of the album was written throughout a collection of intensive studio residencies within the peak of the pandemic, with the assistance of some extremely proficient buddies, and allowed me to discover myself as an artist in a manner that I’d by no means have dared earlier than.”
AudioLust & HigherLove is due January twenty seventh through Astralwerks. You possibly can pre-save the album here.