A song for challenging times

posted March 06, 2021 at 08:00 pm
by  Manila Standard Showbiz
Award-winning singer-songwriter Dean Lewis returns with his brand-new single “Falling Up,” the lead single from his hotly anticipated second album. 

The official video for “Falling Up” premiered globally on Saturday on Dean’s official YouTube channel. The artist also joined fans for a live Q and A before the video was revealed.

In a period when we’re all stuck in shrinking rooms feeling isolated, when claustrophobia—actual, social, and otherwise—is real and widespread, ‘Falling Up’ is the perfect song for the times.

Dean Lewis is an award-winning Australian singer-songwriter 
In writing the song Lewis keyed into lifelong feelings of frustration and anxiety. 

“I always thought I would be happy when I finished school or when I passed an exam, or I got a job or a promotion or if I went traveling and then I was like —‘ooh, now I have a record deal, what if I have a big song?  Then, I had a big song, and I was on the road for three years and when I stopped, I realized it had all passed me by and I was actually less present and more anxious and stressed than ever,” the singer-songwriter said.

“I looked back on my life and at all of these points along the way and I realized that I’ve never felt any better, it’s always been onto the next thing, always moving,” he added.

Suffice it to say that “Falling Up” is a bold sign of things to come. It is, once more, a jaw-dropping encapsulation of the rare skills of Dean Lewis: to make the personal universal, the singular relatable, and the inner thoughts the most accessible.

The three-time ARIA and APRA award-winning Lewis went from unknown to worldwide recognition with the release of his 2019 #1 ARIA Album A Place We Knew. Accredited Platinum in Australia, the LP produced a number of local and international smashes including his debut single the 7x Platinum “Waves,” the monster global hit and 10x Platinum “Be Alright’, and the 3x Platinum-selling singles  “7 Minutes” and 2x Platinum single “Stay Awake.” 

Dean’s debut album is also GOLD in the USA, Silver in the UK, and platinum+ in 8 other countries. “Waves” has also reached Gold status in the US.  But it was  “Be Alright,” which would drive Dean’s career even further, catapulting his music to the world stage and contributing to his music accumulating over 4.8 billion streams globally.

Touring locally and overseas, Dean has performed at International Festivals such as Reeperbahn Festival, Lollapalooza, Great Escape, Isle of Wight, the Main Stage at Splendour In The Grass and events such as the Australian Open Tennis, AFL Grand Final, 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival. He sold out his 2019 Australian National Tour as well as his USA Tour, performing over 200 shows in that year. 

Dean was the first artist to perform live on The Project Australia and appeared on US shows Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, and Good Morning America.

Topics: Dean Lewis , Falling Up , YouTube
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