NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
08/31 – North Coast Music Festival – Chicago, IL
09/01 – Made In America – Philadelphia, PA (DJ Set)
09/03 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON
09/05 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
09/06 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
09/07 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
09/30 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
10/01 – Star Theater – Portland, OR
10/02 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC
10/04 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/05 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/07 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
10/08 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
10/12 – The Novo – Los Angeles, CA
Tickets on sale now
Today, British producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist SG Lewis unveils the dark and twisted official video for his latest single, “Flames” featuring 16-year old Australian pop star Ruel (RCA). Out now via Casablanca/Republic Records in North America, ‘Flames’, a sure fire song of the summer, was recently hailed by Billboard as “smooth and funky, with a slow-jam melody that wafts over a menacing, ’80s-style synth rhythm.” Surpassing 1 million streams in its first week, the song is the latest track taken from ‘Dawn,’ the third and final installment of his three-part concept album, Dusk, Dark, Dawn, out later this year.
The cinematic, gruesome official video was shot in LA and directed by Jeremy Koren (Troye Sivan, Ruel), and stars SG Lewis and Ruel – watch it HERE
Speaking about the new song, SG reveals, “I was put onto Ruel’s music about 18 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.”
Tickets for SG Lewis’ North American Headline tour are on sale now, kicking off September 3 in Toronto. The twelve date tour hits major cities, including Boston, Brooklyn, Washington DC, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and Denver before concluding at The Novo in Los Angeles on October 12. In addition, you can catch SG making the festival rounds on both sides of the pond, including Glastonbury in the UK, Chicago’s North Coast Festival (TICKETS HERE) and Made In America in Philadelphia (TICKETS HERE). For a complete list of upcoming tour dates and ticket information, please visit www.sglewismusic.com
“Flames” follows previous ‘Dawn’ cuts, ‘Throwaway’, the second collaborative track between SG and rising viral US star Clairo (after last summer’s breakthrough track ‘Better’) and “Blue.” Clairo’s honeyed vocals on ‘Throwaway’ are perfectly framed by SG’s intimate, downtempo production; “Clairo is one of my favourite artists to work with, and a good friend of mine” says SG: “Throwaway was written in LA one evening – we were both super tired and had some shit going on in our respective personal lives. We sat and talked for ages, and after that Throwaway flowed out in no time at all. Clairo is such a special artist and an incredible songwriter, and I’m super proud of this song.”
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 (released earlier in 2018) blended disco, smooth electro and funk and Dark 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 incredible several months for SG Lewis that has seen the artist sell-out venues across the US, Asia and Europe. Dark lead single ‘Hurting’ has continued to grow, hitting No.1 on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart earlier this year, and now with two back-to-back Coachella sets in the bag, SG Lewis 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 and a producer capable of working outside of genre and style.
ABOUT RUEL (RCA)
Ruel is a 16-year-old artist hailing from Australia. His debut EP entitled READY released last year has surpassed 200M+ global streams and his singles “Younger,” “Dazed & Confused,” and “Don’t Tell Me” have all been certified Gold in Australia. In 2018, Ruel became the youngest recipient in history to win the prestigious Aria Award (aka the Australian “Grammys”) for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year.” In 2019, Ruel continues to break records by becoming the youngest male artist in history to sell out the iconic Sydney Opera House, not once but twice. His current single “Painkiller” is out now, with its already video surpassing 1.6 million streams since its release April 30th. Later this year, Ruel will be joining Shawn Mendes on his 2019 fall Australian and New Zealand tour dates, and made a surprise appearance at Coachella performing with SG Lewis.
ABOUT CASABLANCA RECORDS
Casablanca Records, the legendary label of the 70’s, defined the sound of its era. During the infamous days of Studio 54, Casablanca launched the careers of artists such as Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder. Re-launched by Republic Records executive vice president Rob Stevenson, the label now focuses on Dance and Electronic music. Working with a global roster of both established superstars and emerging new talent, Casablanca Records is home to Stromae, ALMA, Kungs, Martin Solveig, Tiësto, Felix Jaehn, SG Lewis, Netsky and Phantoms.
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises